Texas Rep. Joe Driver to plead guilty to felony for double-dipping on travel expenses

Corruption news for Texas, from The Texas Tribune:

State Rep. Joe Driver, who candidly acknowledged pocketing taxpayer reimbursements for travel paid by his campaign, will enter a guilty plea on abuse-of-office charges, a third-degree felony, a top prosecutor said Tuesday night.

“He is going to plea to the third degree felony,” said Assistant Travis County District Attorney Gregg Cox, head of the Travis County Public Integrity Unit. “It is a plea of guilt.”

Driver did not return a phone message requesting comment.

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