South Texas superintendent arrested, faces bribery charges

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The superintendent of a South Texas school district faces charges on accusations he and another official paid the school police chief to drop an investigation into theft and insurance fraud.

The Monitor reports that Donna school district Superintendent Jesus Rene Reyna was arrested Thursday and is charged with bribery and obstruction. He was arraigned in a Pharr courtroom, where a judge set his bond at $25,000.

Reyna and a school board member are accused of paying nearly $500 to the police chief in April in exchange for the department to drop an investigation against Reyna and his family.

Attempts to reach a district official for comment by The Associated Press were unsuccessful Thursday morning.

It wasn't immediately known if Reyna has an attorney.