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Former San Antonio official Fernando De Leon faces federal charges in alleged bribery scheme

In March 2010, San Antonio police detectives and FBI agents visited the city’s Planning and Development Services Department, the place where real estate projects go to live or die based on whether the necessary permits are approved. One of the officials who signed off on those permits was Fernando De León, the department’s friendly, soft-spoken … Read more

FBI examined records at Pape-Dawson Engineers in probe of permit company

Last week, FBI agents and white-collar crime police detectives questioned Fernando De León, a city official in San Antonio who oversaw the permitting process for real estate development. We published a story today with more details: Federal authorities subpoenaed records last year at Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc., the largest engineering firm in San Antonio, as part … Read more