County Commissioner Sylvia Handy under house arrest.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 8:16am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

Precinct 1 Hidalgo county commissioner Sylvia Handy is under house arrest after a ruling came in of witness tampering.

The judge ordered the house arrest on Monday morning in federal court. Handy is accused of tax fraud, conspiracy and aiding and abetting two illegal immigrant women. Handy is accused of hiring the women and using over $100,000 dollars of taxpayer money to pay them for services.

Handy is not allowed to talk to any witnesses and she will be monitored with a GPS system.

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