EDINBURG, Texas – Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina issuing a statement. In it he addresses the voter fraud charges he and his wife were arrested on last week. Mayor Molina and his wife were arrested after an investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s Election Fraud Unit.
The Molinas are accused of having numerous voters change their addresses to places where they did not live including the apartment complex owned by the mayor. The mayor was charged with two counts of illegal voting and one count of engaging in organized voter fraud. Dalia Molina was charged with one count of illegal voting. Molina says in this statement:
“Fellow citizens, I’d like to take this opportunity to talk to you about the State’s decision to arrest my wife and I on allegations of voter fraud. We respectfully deny any criminal wrongdoing and look forward to defending ourselves in the proper venue; that is a courtroom. These charges will not affect my ability to perform the people’s work as your Mayor. I only ask that you respect our constitutional right to a fair trial and due process. Thank you.”
No court date has been set for their next court appearance.