Nine arrest warrants were issued Thursday for Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, who is facing a dozen charges in connection with an illegal voting investigation into the city’s November 2017 election.
Eight of the nine warrants, which were issued by 92nd state District Judge Luis M. Singleterry, have been signed, according to court documents. It’s also unclear what charges are specifically attached to these warrants.
Molina is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. July 12 at the Hidalgo County Courthouse.
The mayor is currently embroiled in a high-profile illegal voting probe launched by the Texas Attorney General’s Office with the assistance of the Texas Rangers. Molina is one of 19 individuals arrested in the case, including his wife, Dalia Molina.
Specifically, Molina has thus far been charged with a single count of organized election fraud and 11 counts of illegal voting.
Editor’s note: This story was updated to clarify that the nine arrest warrants are not for new charges.