Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro

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Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro covers immigration and federal courts for The Monitor. He can be reached at lzazueta@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4452.

Two from RGV sentenced in firearms violations case

Two men from the Rio Grande Valley were sentenced earlier this week in connection with firearm violations, records show. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Randy...

Order halts wall construction near historic cemetery for now

A state district judge on Wednesday signed a temporary injunction on contractors building a section of border wall near the Eli Jackson Cemetery, records...

Sentencing rescheduled for man facing drug charges

The sentencing of a man stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with nearly 20 kilos of cocaine is now set for the end...

Mission clinic owner, sister plead guilty to healthcare fraud

A brother and sister accused in connection with a healthcare fraud investigation each pleaded guilty to federal charges avoiding a federal jury trial, records...

Ex-felon scheduled for bond hearing in gun case

A man is set to appear before a court via video conference for a bond hearing related to his gun-related federal charge, records show. Jason...

Former DEA officer arrested for alleged cocaine possession in McAllen

Fresh from a drug conviction last year, a disgraced Louisiana sheriff’s deputy made his initial appearance in federal court via video conference Thursday morning,...

Houston man set for court appearance in local smuggling case

A Houston area man is scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday in connection with charges he attempted to smuggle more than 30 kilos of cocaine, records show. David Bernard Olson Jr. is scheduled to appear via videoconference for a re-arraignment hearing related to his January arrest in which he was found in possession of more than 30 kilograms of cocaine. Olson, 52, of Pasadena, Texas, is expected to plead true to the drug charges in exchange for a shorter prison sentence.  Read the full story at themonitor.com.

San Juan man pleads guilty in cocaine smuggling case

Despite not having any coursework materials, a man found with cocaine inside his vehicle told federal agents he was a South Texas College student. Last...

Attorney convicted in Delgado bribery case out of prison

McALLEN — The attorney who helped the government take down a state judge in a bribery case has been released from prison and placed...

History in the shadow of a wall

PHARR — On an otherwise quiet and sunny Thursday morning, the once serene experience of making a visit to the historic Jackson Ranch Church...