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MCALLEN, TX—Susana Munguia, 61, and Lubina Pedraza, 54, both of Hidalgo, have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit bribery and embezzlement and several counts of bribery, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Munguia and Pedraza were former officials with the City of Hidalgo Housing Authority who worked directly with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). Munguia was the executive director and Pedraza was a secretary.

The indictment charging them was returned under seal Feb. 3, 2015, and unsealed today upon their arrest. They made their initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos this morning, at which time they were temporarily ordered into custody pending a detention hearing set for Feb. 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m...