With 1,400 employees, many of them with severe disabilities, ReadyOne Industries is far smaller than it was in 2006 when it was at the center of a major scandal in El Paso that sent its CEO and at least four others to prison.

Downtown El Paso will soon get a new public space available for use by nonprofits, neighborhood organizations and other civic groups as the city continues to find its voice amidst accelerating growth.

Robert E. “Bob” Jones, who was at the center of a sprawling scandal in El Paso more than a decade ago, was released from the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth on Aug. 23 after serving most of a 10-year federal prison sentence.

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