By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
San Benito CISD officials confirmed Friday that there are no immediate plans to conduct an internal investigation into allegations made by ex-board member and attorney Oscar de la Fuente Jr. in the federal trial of former Cameron County District Attorney and 2012 Congressional candidate Armando R. Villalobos.
Interim Superintendent of Schools Alfonso Obregon, however, said he would entertain the possibility of conducting an in-house probe after conferring with certain administrators.
It was on May 17 that De la Fuente testified to assisting in the hiring of Villalobos’ family members at the school district while he served on the Board of Trustees. De la Fuente was a school board member in San Benito for 15 years, having been re-elected four times, before stepping down in May 2012 citing a desire to spend more time with his family.
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