- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two South Texas school board members have pleaded guilty to federal extortion counts after admitting taking bribes from a school district contractor.

Donna school board members Eloy Infante and Elpidio Yanez Jr. entered their pleas Tuesday in federal court in McAllen. Also pleading guilty to extortion was a man accused of serving as a middleman in the bribery scheme, Adrian Guerrero.

The board members tried to extort $10,000 in bribes each from the contractor company provided services to the district.

Each could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for March 22.

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