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Grand Jury to Review Evidence Regarding Misuse of City Funds in Alpine

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NewsWest 9

ALPINE - The drama involving misuse of city funds in Alpine, just heated up.

NewsWest 9 learned on Tuesday that a grand jury will soon be looking at evidence.

NewsWest 9 received a press release from the 83rd District Attorney's Office on Tuesday.

The release states that the District Attorney's Office and Texas Rangers have wrapped their investigation in the misuse of city funds.

Now the case is going to the Brewster County grand jury and it looks like only one person is in trouble.

The District Attorney's Office says the only credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing involves the former Finance Director of Alpine, Ricky Chavez.

He's facing charges of theft by a public servant and tampering with government records.

As NewsWest 9 reported back in June, Chavez is accused of taking the city's money and using it for himself and his family.

Investigators say he used the cash to take classes at Sul Ross State University, purchased computers for his family and bought car parts.

We're told Chavez did confess to some of the offenses.

There is no word yet on when the Brewster County Grand Jury will be hearing evidence.

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