East End Lawman Indicted After 14-Month Investigation

A Harris County Grand Jury has indicted longtime Harris County Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino. The four felony indictments are related to a charity the East End lawman operated. A 14-month investigation by the Harris County Attorneys Public Integrity Division included nearly 200 interviews.

Chip Lewis is Trevino's attorney and says his client never intentionally broke the law and he's confident Trevino will be found not guilty at trial.

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"Do we believe Victor Trevino knowingly and intentionally, because that's the standard the government is going to be held to, did he knowingly and intentionally violate the law. There's going to be a resounding no, he didn't. And when they say no, they'll return a verdict of not guilty."

Trevino was first elected at Precinct 6 Constable in 1988. Lewis says he will not step down.

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"There is absolutely no reason, given the mandate of his constituents, that he would step down and stop protecting and serving his constiuents, who have resoundingly, seven elections in a row, re-elected him."

Trevino has had no comment about the indictments.

 
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News Director Jack Williams has been with Houston Public Radio since August of 2000. He's also a reporter and anchor for Houston Public Radio's local All Things Considered segments...