Government Crime Stoppers offers rewards for information that assists authorities in fighting crime within the government. Qualifying tips submitted online are eligible for cash rewards up to $10,000. GCS determines reward eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

The following are specific rewards that have been offered and are currently in effect. Click on any reward of interest for more details and/or to submit a tip.

If you have any information about the following types of crime or any other type of crime that would involve a public official, submit a tip online.

  • Any government official accepting bribes
  • Improper payment from contractors
  • Improper use of inmate labor by public officials on personal property
  • Suspicion of drug payoffs by cartel members
  • Police officers accepting bribes and favors
  • Legislative officials or statewide officeholders granting illegal favors to donors

All allegations listed on this website should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The individuals and entities listed here are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Absent Lawmakers during Special Session

On August 10, 2021, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan signed arrest warrants for 52 representatives who have failed to appear in the House chamber for a special session called by Governor Greg Abbott. The absences of the representatives prevents a quorum, the number of lawmakers needed to move legislation. If lawmakers are arrested, they can

Magnet School Admissions Fraud

Media outlets have documented cheating strategies used by parents living outside of the Dallas school district to fraudulently get their students into the nationally recognized Booker T. High School, an arts magnet. This includes taking out short-term apartment leases or paying the utility bills of in-district residents to get their names on the bills to

College Admissions Fraud and Bribery

Federal prosecutors have indicted 50 people, including coaches and high-profile parents, in a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme.  Three Texas residents have been charged and arrested, including the head tennis coach of the University of Texas at Austin, raising questions as to how pervasive these practices are in Texas. If you have information regarding collegiate

SAPD Chief Coverup Allegations

According to reports on KSAT 12, a recently retired member of the San Antonio Police Department has accused SAPD executives of improperly influencing Internal Affairs investigations into acts of misconduct and/or criminal conduct by officers of the SAPD. According to retired Internal Affairs Sergeant Jim Jones, the Police Chief ordered Jones to curtail his investigation into

Arp City Council Allegations

Government Crime Stoppers has received an anonymous tip alleging that two city council members of Arp, Texas, took actions to purchase a construction implement valued at $90,000 without soliciting competitive bids. Furthermore, the tip alleges that the two council members secretly obtained a bank loan for purchasing the construction implement without formal approval of the rest of the

In-custody deaths

According to the Texas Justice Initiative, 8,730 deaths under law enforcement custody have been reported in Texas since 2005. Some of these cases make headlines — such as the recent death of a Huntsville prison inmate after an altercation with a guard, and another lethal altercation in the lobby of the Bexar County Magistrate’s Office

Texas State Legislature

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood, a landslide of sexual harassment allegations are appearing in places of work around the nation — including the legislature of the State of Texas. Rumors of sexual harassment and assault implicating Representatives, Senators, staffers, and campaign workers have been traded for years.  In the face

Fraud at UT Law School

A fraud investigation is being conducted at the prestigious University of Texas Law School. Jason Shoumaker, who served as facilities director at UT Law up until November 2017, was taken into custody on charges of tampering with time sheets — allegedly logging hours at work when he was actually vacationing in Las Vegas, Miami and

Dallas City Hall OIG Investigation

According to recent press coverage, multiple sources have reported — off the record — that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General has discovered financial wrongdoing in the city of Dallas’ housing and economic development departments. After a year-long probe into Dallas City Hall, federal investigators have documented the funneling

Dallas County Schools

In recent months, reports of alleged money laundering, bribery and possible political corruption have emerged around Dallas County Schools and a school bus camera program that cost DCS $16,000,000. Probing coverage of the agency’s failings from the NBC outlet in Dallas ultimately led to legislative action that resulted in the dissolution of DCS. However, a

Houston City Hall

Houston City Hall has increasingly become the center of press reports alleging illegal activity, such as:  (1) failure to turn over documents by the Houston mayor’s press secretary related to sideline work conducted during City work hours, and; (2) concealment of public documents by City officials on a separate issue in connection with a $37 million, 20-year recycling contract. Are

Harlandale ISD

Harlandale Independent School District is currently under investigation by the Texas Education Agency for issues related to governance, nepotism, contract procurement, and conflict of interests. The investigation is a response to several complaints implicating various individuals. In one instance, it has been alleged that a management employee hired a number of his relatives at the district; that

Donna ISD

After reviewing several corruption scandals, the Texas Education Agency has assigned an independent monitor to the Donna Independent School District. Specifically, it was found by the TEA that one school board trustee member failed to exclude himself from proceedings from which he benefitted financially; that two other trustees solicited monetary gifts from an existing district contractor;