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Texas woman indicted for falsely alleging DEA agent accepted bribes from drug traffickers

May 2, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas woman indicted for falsely alleging DEA agent accepted bribes from drug traffickers

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Federal authorities have arrested a Texas woman for making false allegations that a federal DEA agent took bribes from drug traffickers.

A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against 41-year-old Candida Marroquin Mobley, of Weslaco, Texas on April 27th. She will officially be charged in court on Monday before a U.S. Magistrate Judge with on count of making false statements about a federal agent, KGBT-TV reported.

According to the indictment, Marroquin knowingly made the false allegation to a DEA agent on April 19th regarding an undercover agent identified only by the initials J.F., who had accepted bribes in exchange for providing drug traffickers information.

In a press release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas said Marroquin was arrested on Friday morning in Weslaco, Texas and will remain in custody until her upcoming hearing.

“Marroquin-Mobley allegedly stated that she had first-hand information of a DEA agent who was ‘on the take’and receiving bribes, she knew both that the statements were false and that the special agent in question had not received bribes, the statement said.

If convicted, Marroquin-Mobley faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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