Posted on August 21, 2009

Mexican Consul Investigated in Passport Scheme

KRGV-TV (Rio Grande Valley), August 19, 2009

An investigation has been launched into a passport scheme involving the Mexican consul in Dallas.

Mexico’s foreign minister has reassigned Consul General Enrique Hubbard while the investigation continues.

While working at the Dallas Mexican consulate, Hubbard allegedly allowed staff members to personally profit from selling passport-size photos and permitted employees to skim money from passport fees.

The irregularities in the fees charged were detected by internal controls.