DALLAS - Two business executives from El Paso entered not guilty pleas to federal charges that they bribed members of a Lower Rio Grande Valley school district in return for contracts on bond-financed projects.

Steven Sambrano, president of the El Paso construction company SamCorp, and Ramiro Guzman, a consultant for SamCorp and a board member for El Paso Electric, entered pleas Wednesday in U.S. District Court in McAllen. Both were released on their own recognizance.

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