LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Former New Mexico State Police Chief Carlos
Maldonado has been appointed police chief in the Texas border city
The Laredo City Council voted 5-3 Monday to approve his
Maldonado worked for the New Mexico State Police for 24 years
and was chief of the agency for three years before he retired Feb.
Agustin Dovalina III, who was chief of the Laredo Police
Department for 11 years, pleaded guilty to extortion charges last
He was sentenced last February to three years in prison for
taking $13,000 in cash and gifts from a gambling business.