Ruben "Sonny" Garcia

Ruben “Sonny” Garcia

10 July 2012. Ruben “Sonny” Garcia, an El Paso (Texas) businessman, and his company, LKG Enterprises Inc., pleaded guilty of fraud and conspiracy to bribe a public official. Garcia and LKG Enterprises Inc., were paid to evaluate the Border Children’s Mental Health Collaboration. They are alleged to have billed El Paso County for work that wasn’t done. They are accused of bribing former County Judge Dolores Briones $24,000 in 2005 to secure this contract amounting to $600,000. Dolores Briones pleaded guilty in December in the bribery investigation. Garcia won’t be sentenced until next March to enable him to testify against other defendants or in other cases. His co-defendant, Cirilo “Chilo” Madrid is expected to face the trial on 1 October 2012.