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.

Court dismisses DHS waiver lawsuit; Suit challenged Trump administration’s use of waivers for wall construction

A federal court dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Trump administration by multiple conservation groups challenging its use of land waivers in New Mexico...

Bar owner, DPS trooper plead not guilty to multiple rape charges

EDINBURG — A Mission woman accused of raping underage girls is accused of traveling to Mexico to recruit them and force them to work...

Remaining defendants in drug conspiracy case prep for trial

READ THE SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6329927-Mickeys-Indictment.htmlMcALLEN — Two men face a federal jury beginning Monday in connection to a drug conspiracy case that led to...

Pharr man gets 2 years for smuggling thousands of rounds of ammo

McALLEN — A Pharr man learned that he will serve more than two years in prison for his role in an attempt to smuggle...

Another suspect in sex assault case pleads not guilty

EDINBURG — A second suspect tied to a human trafficking investigation was formally arraigned here Thursday, pleading not guilty to the rape of a...

Man bites off tip of father’s ear during altercation

MISSION — A man here faces serious felony charges after an altercation with family members in which he bit off a piece of his...

Florida woman used company to move cocaine from RGV to Illinois for cartel

McALLEN — A Florida woman who used her company as a front to move cocaine for the Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty last week...

TABC probe nets 2 more suspects in child sex assault case

EDINBURG — An ongoing investigation led by a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission special investigations unit has charged more suspects in connection with a case...

Edinburg teen released after wrongful detainment

  EDINBURG — After nearly a month in detention, Edinburg student-athlete Francisco Erwin Galicia was released yesterday afternoon. Following an interview with U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Former police chief gets 20 years in drug trafficking case

McALLEN — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Rio Grande Valley lawman to a 20-year prison sentence in connection with a drug...