Cuellar Indicted On Charges


On Friday, scandal and corruption rocked the halls of Congress as Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and his wife, Imelda Cuellar, were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice. This news follows a lengthy investigation into their alleged involvement in two bribery schemes.

The charges against the Cuellars are serious and troubling. The couple is accused of accepting almost $600,000 in bribes from an oil and gas company owned by the government of Azerbaijan and a bank headquartered in Mexico City. But that’s not all. These payments were allegedly made in exchange for Rep. Cuellar using his position to further the interests of these foreign entities in the United States.

Rep. Cuellar, who serves as the Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, has allegedly been using his power and influence for personal gain. And let’s not forget, these are just allegations at this point. But the evidence gathered during the FBI raid on Cuellar’s home and campaign office suggests some truth to these accusations.

If these charges are proven true, Rep. Cuellar and his wife could face up to 204 years in prison.