Liberty Co. judge, two others face new charges

BEAUMONT, TX

A federal grand jury indicted Liberty County Judge Phil Fitzgerald, his brother-in-law Mark Miksch and former Liberty County Commissioner Herman Groce on new charges including conspiracy, wire fraud, theft, bribery and making false claims.

The charges stem from Wayne Dolcefino's reports that the three allegedly created an elaborate bribery-kickback scheme, involving a hurricane debris contract.

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