Rio Grande City Seeking New Municipal Court Judge

2 years 2 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, March 28 2019 Mar 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 5:05 PM March 28, 2019 in News - Local

RIO GRANDE CITY – Rio Grande City is looking for a new municipal court judge.

The former authority, Judge Leonel Julian Lopez Jr., pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges.

He could face up to 10 years in prison; court documents say he gave money to a public official in exchange for contracts.

Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal says they’ve planned a meeting to consider some individuals who could be appointed to that spot.

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas has the details.

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