POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 8:46pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
The Brownsville Mayor may soon hit a courtroom in the case of a 26 thousand dollar check he's accused of depositing into his account.
He tells us the decision is in the hands of a grand jury and expects to be indicted soon -- so official charges can be placed against him.
About the indictment, Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada says, he's hoping he gets the opportunity to submit witness statements and evidence in this case, and then leave it up to the jurors to decide.
The check controversy all began back in late-October when a Brownsville Police Department Investigation revealed that Mayor Ahumada deposited a 26 thousand dollar city-issued check to New York vendor, Tarsia industries, into his own business account.
The police department then handed the case over to the Cameron County District Attorney's office.
Mayor Ahumada says, he didn't deposit that check, and there was no malicious intent.
Now, that the mayor expects to be indicted he says, he's going to go through the necessary process,
"I have not been informed that i'm getting indicted today, but i'm responding to the process, when the time comes, i'll go before a jury of my peers, submit my witnesses, and prove my innocence."
Ahumada says no matter what happens, he'll continue to do his best to serve the brownsville community as mayor.
News Center 23 called the DA's office, they say, at this time they can't make any comments on the case, because they're still investigating.