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.

Man facing federal gun charges in ‘straw purchase’ case

McALLEN — A Hidalgo man faces federal charges for his alleged role in a firearm straw purchase, according to court records.Edward Eli Lopez faces...

Pharr man faces federal gun charge

McALLEN — Two months after a gun discharged inside a grocery store and injured a woman, a Pharr man faces a federal firearm charge,...

Elsa woman facing two federal drug charges

McALLEN — A woman who said she was running an errand for a friend in Mexico was found with more than 10 marijuana bundles...

Santa Ana reopening to public with restrictions

ALAMO — White smoke slowly billowed from the ground in multiple areas Saturday afternoon, days after a fire burned through Santa Ana National Wildlife...

Valley woman pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge

McALLEN — The last of five Rio Grande Valley residents charged with healthcare fraud pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge this week, according to...

High winds, dry conditions fuel fire at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

ALAMO — Burning embers that “jumped” the river may have caused a fire that has grown to affect nearly 300 acres at the Santa...

Complaint: Gun used in Mission shooting death purchased for $30

A man who bought a gun allegedly tied to a homicide was in court earlier this week facing a federal gun charge.Jorge Carlos Lopez-Marquez,...

McAllen man sentenced to prison on child porn charges

McALLEN — A McAllen man who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Wednesday,...

State judge pleads not guilty to federal bribery charges

A suspended state district judge accused of accepting bribes in his court in exchange for favors pleaded not guilty in a motion filed Monday,...

Mother, son admit to roles in drug smuggling attempt

McALLEN — A mother and son from Mexico with visitor visas pleaded guilty to federal drug charges for their role in an attempting to...