Ex-OSHA official charged with bribery
Mario Martin Solano Jr. was accused of steering employers seeking to reduce their OSHA fines to a local company for employee job-related training. The indictment further alleges that the company owner paid Solano money for these training referrals, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office said in a written statement.
Jose Hector Campos, the company owner, and his former son-in-law Elias Casillas, who worked for OSHA under Solano, also were indicted. Investigators said that in 2002 Campos paid Solano and Casillas. Lawyers for the men said they are innocent.