Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz
  • CAPTURED CAPTURED District Attorney Luis V. Saenz announces at a May 2014 press conference the long-awaited capture of 2007 convicted murderer Amit Livingston in India. In early 2013, D.A. Saenz re-ignited the search for Livingston with the assistant of local, state, federal and international authorities.
  • CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT District Attorney Luis V. Saenz joins children for the United Way Children’s Book Club reading at the City of Brownsville’s Parks and Recreation building.
  • CURBING ELECTION FRAUD CURBING ELECTION FRAUD Public Integrity Unit Chief Victor Cortez and Investigator Xavier Padilla visit polling sites to assist the Cameron County Elections Office in ensuring fair elections.
  • CAREER DAYS CAREER DAYS The District Attorney's Office often participates in Career Days at schools county-wide.
  • OPERATION BISHOP OPERATION BISHOP D.A. Luis V. Saenz is leading the effort to shut down illegally operated eight-liner/sweepstakes businesses with the assistance of several County, State and Federal agencies.
  • PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN Cmdr. Luis Carlos De Leon provides fingerprinting to Boy and Girl Scouts of America of the Rio Grande Valley. De Leon leads the Unified Narcotics Investigation Task Force (U.N.I.T.), a South Texas High Intensity Drug-Trafficking Area Initiative (H.I.D.T.A.).
  • TRANSPARENCY District Attorney Luis V. Saenz meets with a news reporter on the future of the DA’s Office and stresses the importance of transparency. TRANSPARENCY

     


Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Cameron County District Attorney's Office website. I am honored to serve you. We aim to provide justice, transparency and accountability while maintaining the utmost integrity. We want to make this community a safe place for you and your family. Again, thank you for taking the time to visit us online.

Thank you!

Luis V. Saenz
Cameron County District Attorney
Press Releases
07/16/15
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION OF RAUL GARZA SALAZAR
07/07/15
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS ROBBERY CONVICTION OF MICHAEL DAVID RAMIREZ
07/06/15
PACKED 8-LINER ESTABLISHMENT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT, AK-47 USED
06/25/15
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTIONS, JUDGMENT: MANUEL PENA V. STATE, ALEJANDRO BARRIENTES V. STATE, PATRICIO MARCO AHUMADA JR. V. STATE
06/22/15
MADD PRESENTS DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAENZ WITH DIAMOND HERO LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
06/10/15
DA’S OFFICE TO HOLD BBQ FOR 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF DRUG COURT GRADUATES
06/04/15
BROWNSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS FOR INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER WITH VEHICLE
05/29/15
SCAM ALERT: BEWARE OF CALLERS CLAIMING TO REPRESENT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE
05/11/15
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE PROVIDES FORFEITED ILLEGAL-GAMBLING COMPUTERS TO COMMUNITY
05/04/15
CHILD ABUSE UNIT SECURES ANOTHER CONVICTION: BROWNSVILLE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD, SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON
04/23/15
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION OF RONALD FEARS
04/14/15
CHILD ABUSE UNIT SECURES ANOTHER CONVICTION, BROWNSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS FOR AGGRAVED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD
04/09/15
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS CAPITAL MURDER CONVICTION OF ABRAHAM PARRA
04/02/15
CAMERON COUNTY BECOMES NO-REFUSAL COUNTY JUNE 1
03/24/15
CAMERON COUNTY VETERANS’ COURT TO HOLD FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY
03/17/15
BROWNSVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR VOTER FRAUD
03/13/15
CONSOLIDATED INTAKE SYSTEM ELIMINATES JAIL OVERCROWDING, INCREASES REVENUE TO COUNTY
02/26/15
OPERATION BISHOP INVESTIGATORS RAID HIDDEN 8-LINER ARCADE
02/26/15
TWO BROWNSVILLE MEN INDICTED ON VOTER FRAUD CHARGES
02/25/15
INDIAN LAKE POLICE CHIEF JOHN CHAMBERS ARRESTED FOR TAMPERING WITH GOVERNMENTAL RECORDS
02/17/15
D.A.’S OFFICE DRUG TESTS EMPLOYEES
02/12/15
APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTIONS OF JAVIER DE LA ROSA JR., NOE LOSOYA
02/06/15
SAN BENITO MAN SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS FOR BREAKING INTO HOME AND ATTEMPTING SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD
01/30/15
CHILD ABUSE UNIT SECURES ANOTHER CONVICTION, HARLINGEN MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
01/29/15
FORMER JP EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR THEFT
01/16/15
HARLINGEN WOMAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER, INTOXICATION ASSAULT
01/16/15
HARLINGEN MAN FOUND GUILTY TO SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD, SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON
12/18/14
BROWNSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS FOR 33 COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
12/04/14
D.A. SAENZ CHOSEN AS CHAIRMAN OF SOUTH TEXAS PARTNERSHIP THAT COMBATS DRUG-TRAFFICKING
12/02/14
HARLINGEN MAN SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD
12/02/14
HARLINGEN MAN SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
10/22/14
BROWNSVILLE MAN RECEIVES 25 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD
10/20/14
JURY FINDS HARLINGEN MAN GUILTY OF CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
10/08/14
DISTRICT ATTORNEY LUIS V. SAENZ’S STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF MANUEL VELEZ
9/24/14
IN RE: CHIEF DEPUTY GUSTAVO REYNA JR.
9/03/14
BROWNSVILLE MAN RECEIVES LIFE IN PRISON FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
9/02/14
JURY FINDS SAN JUAN MAN GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER, JUDGE SENTENCES HIM TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
8/22/14
JURY SENTENCES HARLINGEN MAN TO 75 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD
8/15/14
JURY FINDS FORMER HARLINGEN POLICE OFFICER GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS PROBATION
8/13/14
13TH COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS MURDER CONVICTION, SENTENCE OF RIO HONDO MAN
8/11/14
CHILD ABUSE UNIT PROSECUTOR BRANDY BAILEY RECEIVES 2014 AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CHILD ADVOCACY AWARD
8/08/14
JURY FINDS BROWNSVILLE MAN GUILTY OF CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
8/04/14
JUDGE SENTENCES BROWNSVILLE MAN TO 25 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD
7/28/14
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY BRANDY BAILEY TO RECEIVE 2014 AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION CHILD ADVOCACY AWARD
7/10/14
GRAND JURY INDICTS GUNMAN IN BROWNSVILLE STANDOFF
6/27/14
OPERATION BISHOP RAIDS THREE ARCADES, REAL PROPERTY SEIZED
6/27/14
JURY SENTENCES BROWNSVILLE MAN TO 50 YEARS FOR 2012 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH WEAPON
6/20/14
MADD PRESENTS DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAENZ WITH DIAMOND HERO LEADERSHIP AWARD
6/17/14
BROWNSVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
6/12/14
JURY FINDS SAN BENITO WOMAN GUILTY OF ROBBERY
6/12/14
JURY FINDS LAGUNA HEIGHTS MAN GUILTY OF ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE WITH PREVIOUS CONVICTION
6/12/14
JURY FINDS BROWNSVILLE MAN GUILTY OF INDECENCY WITH A CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT, INDECENCY WITH CHILD EXPOSES
6/12/14
CHILD SEX OFFENDERS SENTENCED
5/15/14
AUTHORITIES ARREST SEVEN IN GASOLINE THEFT RING
5/09/14
2007 CONVICTED MURDERER AMIT LIVINGSTON APPREHENDED IN INDIA, EXTRADITION SOUGHT
5/07/14
GASOLINE THEFT RING DISMANTLED, MORE THAN $20,000 IN GASOLINE STOLEN
4/25/14
COUNTY COMMISSIONER ERNIE HERNANDEZ PLEADS GUILTY TO COERCION OF PUBLIC SERVANT, RESIGNS IMMEDIATELY
4/1/14
HARLINGEN TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO $450,000 SEIZURE
3/26/14
JURY SENTENCES HARLINGEN MAN TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
3/20/14
9TH ANNUAL VICTIMS' RESOURCE EXPO APRIL 11
3/14/14
OPERATION BISHOP RAIDS HARLINGEN, SAN BENITO EIGHT-LINER ESTABLISHMENTS
3/13/14
FORMER COUNTY EMPLOYEE’S REQUEST FOR HEARING ON MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL DENIED
2/27/14
SAN BENITO MAN FOUND GUILTY OF BRUTAL BEATING DEATH OF ELDERLY MAN, SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
2/24/14
JUDGE SENTENCES BROWNSVILLE MAN TO 35 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD
2/24/14
STATE WINS $630,040 FORFEITURE IN ATTEMPTED CASH-SMUGGLING CASE
2/10/14
D.A.’s OFFICE TO REMAIN VIGILANT AGAINST VOTER FRAUD
1/14/2014
JURY FINDS RIO HONDO MAN GUILTY OF ASSAULT
1/9/2014
JURY SENTENCES BROWNSVILLE MAN TO 45 YEARS FOR 2009 MURDER
12/18/2013
Former County Employee Sentenced to 10 Months in Jail for Abuse of Official Capacity, Tampering with Government Records
12/13/2013
Jury Sentences Brownsville Man to Life in Prison for 2012 Murder
12/12/2013
La Feria Man Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Sentenced to 25 Years
12/12/2013
Operation Bishop Raids Santa Maria Eight-liner Establishment
11/21/2013
Family, Friends Invited to Submit Commemorative Ornament for Tree of Angels
11/15/2013
Jury Finds County Employee Guilty of Abuse of Official Capacity, Tampering With Government Records
11/05/2013
Jury Sentences San Benito Man to 50 Years for 2012 Murder
11/04/2013
Jury Finds San Benito Man Guilty of 2012 Murder
11/01/2013
DA, HSI Joint Investigation Leads to 782-pound Marijuan Bust
10/28/2013
DA's Office Assists HSI With Dismantling Brownsville Money-Laundering Cell
10/14/2013
Judge Sentences Port Isabel Man to 33 Years in Prison for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
10/11/2013
Former Rio Hondo Police Officer Charged Wih Burglary, Other Crimes
10/11/2013
Operation Bishop raids American Legion in Port Isabel
10/11/2013
Jury Finds Port Isabel Man Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
10/09/2013
District Attorney's Office Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/01/2013
Jury Sentences Matamoros to Life in Prison for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
09/27/2013
Jury Finds Matamoros Guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse
09/17/2013
Operation Magnet Continues to Target Defendants with Sexually-related Crimes Against Children
09/13/2013
D.A. Saenz Chosen as Vice Chairman of South Texas Partnership That Combats Drug-Trafficking
09/12/2013
Man Charged with Attempted Capital Murder Afer Foiled Attempt to Kill Ex-wife, Judge
09/11/2013
Jury Finds San Benito Man Guilty of Evading Arrest
09/11/2013
San Benito Woman Sentenced to 25 years for Sexual Abuse of a Child
09/09/2013
Martinez Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Child
09/06/2013
D.A.'s Office, Brownsville P.D., Harlingen P.D., Receive Border Grant to Dismantle Money-laundering Operations
08/23/2013
Operation Magnet Targets Defendants With Sexually-related Crimes Against Children
08/15/2013
Jury Finds Abraham Parra Guilty of Capital Murder, Sentenced to Life Without Parole
08/14/2013
State Wins Forfeiture Case Against Sweepstakes Owner Patricio Ahumada Jr.
08/02/2013
Jury Finds Jesus Alejandro Rodriguez Guilty of Capital Murder, Sentenced to Life in Prison
07/31/2013
Grand Jury Indicts Margaret Gil on Five Accounts of Intoxication Manslaughter
07/13/2013
Patrons, Managers Arrested at 8-liner Raid
07/12/2013
DA, CCBA Take Stance Against "Ambulance Chasing"
07/11/2013
Grand Jury Indicts San Benito Man for Double Murder
07/10/2013
Traffic Stop Leads to 176-pound Marijuana Bust
07/09/2013
District Attorney Creates Child Abuse Unit
07/02/2013
State Wins Forfeiture Case Against Sweepstakes Owners
06/26/2013
Operation Bishop Cites Patrons at Brownsville Arcade, Community Assists With Raids
06/21/2013
Rio Hondo Man Found Guilty of Murder, Sentenced to 50 Years
06/14/2013
Harlingen Resident Arrested for Keeping a Gambling Place At His Home, Eight-liners Seized
06/11/2013
Harlingen Arrests Yield 20-Pound Marijuana Bust
06/6/2013
Jury Sentences Harlingen Resident Adrian Barrera to 25 Years for Murder
06/5/2013
Jury Finds Harlingen Resident Adrian Barrera Guilty of Murder
05/30/2013
Operation Bishop Raids Carmen's Arcade in Brownsville
05/17/2013
Billy Joe Jeffers Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge, Sentenced to 8 Years
05/16/2013
Municipalities Support Operation Bishop, Issue Moratoriums
05/15/2013
Jose Luis Vega Pleads Guilty to Double-Murder, Sentenced to 40 Years
05/15/2013
Jury Finds Jessica Garcia Guilty of Possession of Marijuana -- 188 Pounds
05/08/2013
San Benito Woman Found Guilty of DWI -- Third Offense, Sentenced to Jail Time
05/04/2013
Operation Bishop Continues Raids
05/02/2013
13th Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction, Sentence in Harlingen Murder Case
05/02/2013
Gambling Laws for Eight-liners and Sweepstakes
04/18/2013
Jury Finds Lyne Guilty of Indecency with a Child, Sentenced to 4 Years
04/17/2013
8 th Annual Victims Resource Expo April 26
04/14/2013
Jury Finds Petricioli Guilty, Sentenced to Six Years for Intoxication Manslaughter
04/13/2013
Operation Bishop to Banish Eight-Liners in Cameron County
03/20/2013
Gomez-Reyes Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault of Child Prior to Jury Trial, Sentenced to 15 Years
03/08/2013
DA’s Office Rebuilds Relationship with U.S. Attorney’s Office
03/08/2013
Valdez Sentenced to 10 years for Aggravated Assault FamilyViolence
03/06/2013
DA Taskforce Agent Receives 2013 U.S. Attorney Award
03/01/2013
Memorial Service March 11 to Remember Children of Infamous Case (Rubio/Camacho Murders)
02/19/2013
Jury Sentences Proenza to 40 years for Injury to a Child Resulting in Death
02/15/2013
Proenza Found Guilty of Injury to a Child Resulting in Death
02/11/2013
Losoya Receives 50-year Sentence in Home Invasion Case
02/04/2013
Valdez Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault Family Violence
01/29/2013
Fears Sentenced to 50 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Child
01/23/2013
Fears Found Guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child



 
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