Opening arguments in Crystal City fraud, bribery case began Monday

DEL RIO, Texas - Opening arguments began Monday in the trial of two people in the Crystal City fraud and bribery case.

The jury was seated Monday morning in Del Rio.

Former City Attorney James Jonas and former Mayor Ricardo Lopez are facing several federal charges including conspiracy, fraud and bribery.


Crystal City councilmen Roel Mata and Gilberto Urrabazo and businessman Ngoc Tri Nguyen are also facing charges.



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