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Thu May 28, 2015, 11:50 PM

Donna ISD superintendent arrested; accused of bribing police chief

Donna school district Superintendent Jesus Rene Reyna walked in the back door of the courtroom about 10:15 a.m. Thursday, handcuffs linked to his wrists and sunglasses over his eyes.

He stopped and stood quietly next to a motivational poster that read “Leaders: Leadership is action, not position.” Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras approached the bench and began to read his charges: bribery and obstruction of justice.

Donna school district police launched an investigation into Reyna and Ernesto Lugo, a school board member, after officers said they attempted to pay off Police Chief Roy Padilla to drop a probe into theft and insurance fraud involving the superintendent and his family.

Instead of dropping the case, it was Padilla who arrested his boss Thursday morning on the two felony charges.

Read more: http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/donna-isd-super-arrested-accused-of-bribing-police-chief/article_cce7df86-054e-11e5-aaa4-4322d8e7883f.html

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