Some Like Their Fajitas Hot . . .

After pleading guilty to theft by a public servant, Gilberto Escamilla, 53, was sentenced to 50 years in prison after being convicted of stealing $1.2 million in fajitas with county funds.  Given where the fajitas were heading, he may have less than a warm welcome in prison.  He worked at the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department.

The Brownsville Herald reported that county officials discovered that Escamilla had been accepting deliveries of fajitas for nine years.  He was discovered when a driver from Labatt Food Service in Harlingen called the department’s kitchen to deliver an 800-pound order of fajitas. However, fajitas were not on the menu.

Police found fajita packages in Escamilla’s home and concluded that he had stolen more than $1.2 million worth of fajita orders to sell to his own customers.

The high sentence reflected his use of public authority.  It was not much of a deal for a plea and he may be wondering why he did not opt for trial if the best he could get is 50 years on a deal.

21 thoughts on “Some Like Their Fajitas Hot . . .”

  1. Did the kids in Juvie get enough to eat? I assume that he was double ordering the food and then diverting the extra. That’s pretty sad.

  2. $1,200,000 divided by 9 years equals $133,333 per year divided by 52 weeks equals $2,564 per week divided by 800 lbs. equals $3.20 per lb. of fajita. How many fajitas per lb.?

    1. Supposing there are two fajitas per lb. and the thief sold them for just $10 per fajita, then the thief made $16,000 a week off the stolen fajitas, or $832,000 a year, over 9 years yields $7,488,000. How many hours of work per day would it take to sell 1,600 fajitas a week, or 229 fajitas a day?

      1. Diane – have you ever had a fajita? Do you know how they are made?

  3. Wait a minute, this guy gets 50 years for stealing the county’s fajitas and Hillary sells the Russians a US uranium mine and gets what.? Something wrong with this picture.

      1. wildbill99 – snopes used to be a reliable site, they no longer are. They went left-wing several years back.

        1. Paul you have a reliable, in your opinion, source that supports the Uranium One canard?

            1. wildbill99 – the fact-checkers need to be checked. That has been going on since Obama was in office. Politifact is bias. They once said something was false that was true, there was video. 🙂

              1. Surely I would never claim that the various fact checkers aren’t fallible human beings like the rest of us. It’s just to me the preponderance of the evidence in this case says “CANARD”.

                There’s also….

                “Fact Checker
                The facts behind Trump’s repeated claim about Hillary Clinton’s role in the Russian uranium deal”
                Four Pinnochios!

      2. Yea, she’s just a poor innocent woman who’s the victim of wrong doers, let’s see Russians, husbands, members of her own party, despicables, Bleach bit, hammers on computers, Comey, all those horrid trailer trash woman that seduced her Billy. If I missed any fill in for me.

        1. Your Uranium One tale is just a canard, that’s all. Plenty of legitimate criticism can be laid on both Clintons, why people resort to nonsense like Uranium One, Vince Foster, or the Pizzagate fantasy is perplexing to me.

    1. Haha. Change the channel. In the real world, there’s no “there” there. The mention of anything to do with “Uranium Whatever” reveals you to be pitifully gullible. Thanks for playing, have a safe drive home.

      this is to “I have a ‘Hannity was here’ tattoo across my lower back” zambi

  4. They are not requiring financial retribution. The county needs $1,2m back. I don’t have a problem with the 50 years, but they should give the same one to the major players at Wells Fargo.

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