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Edinburg mayor indicted on 11 voter fraud charges

A grand jury indicted Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina on a dozen felony charges Thursday, cementing accusations that he engaged in a criminal conspiracy to manipulate the November 2017 city election.

Ricardo “Richard” Molina, 40, of Edinburg is charged with one count of engaging in organized election fraud activity, a first-degree felony, and 11 counts of illegal voting, a second-degree felony.

20190425 RichardMolinaBookingThe grand jury also indicted the mayor’s wife, Dalia De Luna Molina, 42, of Edinburg, on one count of engaging in organized election fraud activity and two counts of illegal voting.

Neither Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez nor attorney Carlos A. Garcia, who represents Richard Molina, could immediately be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

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