Current Progreso Police Department Sergeant Geovani (Not, “Giovani,” Valley Central) Hernandez has been charged with aiding and abetting the trafficking of narcotics stemming from a sting operation lasting between March through July of 2017, as announced in a news release by acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.
Here is the Press Release from the DOJ’s US Attorney’s office of the Southern District of Texas reproduced in full:
As mentioned in our headline, you may remember him as the same Geovani who unsuccessfully ran for Hidalgo County Sheriff beginning in 2012, losing to then-Sheriff Lupe Treviño in the Democratic Primary. In 2014, after only a short time accepting the head spot with La Joya PD, Hernandez again lost the Democratic Primary as well as the general election to then-Hidalgo County Deputy and human mustache, Eddie Guerra as he ran an odd “write-in” campaign in an attempt to get on the general election ballot. Hernandez ran on a platform that criticized the current administration following the fallout of the Panama Unit scandal that sent prominent Sheriff Lupe Treviño (and his son, Jonathon) to prison.
A few months after his 2nd defeat, Hernandez resigned from La Joya PD citing “other business opportunities.” Whatever those “opportunities” were eventually landed him in Progreso, one of the shadiest and corrupt cities in the area and now, most likely, prison.