Tag: Sylvia Atkinson

Atkinson trial nears final arguments

Government prosecutors introduced evidence Tuesday linking former Brownsville ISD board vice-president Sylvia Atkinson to a behind-the-scenes deal to skirt prohibitions against her doing business...

Atkinson takes stand for defense; BISD trustee’s bribery trial continues

Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson took the witness stand in her own defense Monday afternoon on charges she solicited and accepted a...

Testimony continues in Atkinson case; BISD trustee faces bribery charges

Jurors heard more testimony Wednesday in a case to decide whether Syllvia P. Atkinson solicited and accepted a $10,000 bribe to get favorable consideration...

Jury sees video of alleged bribery in Atkinson trial

The government on Tuesday finished questioning its key witness in the bribery case against Sylvia Atkinson after showing the jury a video recording of Atkinson...

Case against Atkinson underway; BISD trustee faces bribery charges

The bribery case against Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson got underway Monday in U.S. District Court in Brownsville. U.S. Attorneys Jody L. Young...

Atkinson jury to be semi-sequestered; BISD trustee’s trial on bribery charges begins Monday

The federal jury selected to hear the case against indicted BISD Trustee Sylvia Atkinson will be semi-sequestered because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A court order...

Jury questions, instructions outlined in Atkinson case

The trial in the federal bribery case against Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson is set to begin on Oct.15. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed...

Petition to remove Atkinson from BISD school board ongoing

Attorneys representing Sylvia Atkinson in the case to remove the trustee from her position as vice president of the BISD Board of Trustees appeared...

Judge orders principals in Atkinson case not to talk about it outside of court

A federal judge last week signed a protective order restricting Sylvia Atkinson, her attorneys, and government prosecutors from making certain statements outside the court...

Public access denied in Atkinson motion hearing

A motion hearing in the federal bribery case against BISD Trustee Dr. Sylvia Atkinson moved forward without public access on Thursday in accordance with...

Documents ordered to be shared with DA’s Office

Orders filed in the case to remove Brownsville Independent School Board Trustee Sylvia Atkinson from her position on the school board are calling on...

Attorney: Atkinson, still communicating with BISD board

Attorneys for BISD Trustee Sylvia Atkinson and the Cameron County District Attorney’s office appeared in court on Monday afternoon for a Zoom hearing in...