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.

San Juan felon to spend 46 months in prison for federal firearms violation

McALLEN — The private purchase of firearms will cost a San Juan man more than three years in federal prison, according to court records...

Valley residents indicted on health care fraud charges

McALLEN — Two Rio Grande Valley residents have been indicted on fraud charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern...

Mission man gets more than 2 years in prison on gun charge

McALLEN — A Mission man was sentenced Tuesday for violating federal gun laws, court records show. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Refugio...

Man who hid $25,000 in toolbox gets year in prison

McALLEN — A Mexican man who attempted to travel into Mexico without declaring a large bulk of cash hidden in his vehicle will serve...

Roma border wall forum gauges gov’t legal battle

ROMA — After a second meeting Sunday, many things remain unclear for residents here more than 16 months after the last landowners forum regarding...

Group pleads guilty to holding 58 in stash house

McALLEN — Three Mexican nationals and one Honduran national who played roles in holding nearly 60 undocumented persons in a residence in Edinburg pleaded...

Second man sentenced in local gun case

McALLEN — The second of four suspects in a straw purchase scheme involving firearms was sentenced earlier this week. U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced...

Heroin smuggler gets 3 years in prison

McALLEN — A judge sentenced a man Thursday on drug charges after he was found in possession of more than 5 kilos of heroin...

Hidalgo man pleads not guilty in cash smuggling case

Docs: More than $1M found in vehicle bound for Reynosa

Texas Legislature RGV Delegation stands opposed to Trump’s emergency declaration

State Rep. Terry Canales’ office released a letter Thursday from the Rio Grande Valley Texas legislative delegation opposing the national emergency declaration made by...