Former Police Chief Ordered to Lay Off the Sauce and Surrender Financial Records
SAN ANGELO, TX – Former San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez made bail Friday after being arrested on federal bribery charges.
According to court documents filed with the Clerk of the US District Court, Northern District of Texas, Vasquez posted a $50,000 personal recognizance bond with a laundry list of special conditions.
Vasquez appeared in federal court before Judge D. Gordon Bryant, Jr. in an initial hearing which lasted 22 minutes. He was indicted on Jan. 8, 2020. The charges were read to Vasquez and he was also read his constitutional rights.
The federal court did not move to detain Vasquez. He is represented by David Guinn of the Hurley Guinn law firm from Lubbock, TX. Vasquez was released after processing with the United States Marshals Service and his probation was transferred to the U.S. Probation/Pretrial office in San Angelo located in the Federal Courthouse.
Vasquez was ordered to surrender his passport to the U.S. District Clerk in San Angelo. He is also ordered not to possess a firearm or weapon while awaiting trial.
Vasquez owns the Lone Wolf Pub in San Angelo and is in the band Funky Munky. The former police chief must not use alcohol excessively and must not possess drugs unless prescribed by a doctor.
Vasquez was also ordered to 'submit monthly bank statements and all other financial records to the pretrial services officer, both personal and business.'
Vasquez is accused of accepting bribes from a police radio vendor. He was charged with one count of receipt of a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds and three counts of honest services mail fraud.
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