Deputy Dallas constables seek to remove their boss

Constable Jaime Cortes

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Dallas County Constable Jaime Cortes

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by BRETT SHIPP / WFAA-TV

wfaa.com

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 8:38 PM

DALLAS — Three deputies working under Dallas County Precinct 5 Constable Jaime Cortes filed papers Thursday afternoon to have their boss removed from office immediately.

The suit accuses Cortes of a variety of wrongdoing, including bribery, coerced campaigning, and an illegal ticket quota system.

On Wednesday, Cortes filed suit to have County Judge Jim Foster removed.

Cortes is the subject of a private county investigation brought by County Commissioners.

The constable denies wrongdoing, and calls the allegations pure politics.

E-mail bshipp@wfaa.com

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