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The Source: Indictments And Raids In Crystal City

Crystal City saw many of its leaders led away in handcuffs today. Mayor Ricardo Lopez, City Manager William James Jonas, council members Rogelio and Roel Mata, former council member Gilbert Urrabazo and businessman Ngoc Tri Nguyen were indicted and arrested on corruption charges including conspiracy and bribery this morning. 

The case revolves illegal gambling rooms and bribes offered to city officials. We talk with County Commissioner  Miguel "Mike" Acosta who was awakened by the FBI-led raid of his neighbor James Jonas' home. 

Also, the strange and at times troubling behavior of Crystal City leaders has made news often. The San Antonio Express-News'  John MacCormack has written about a lot of those incidences. He joins us to give the lay of the land. 


  • Mike Acosta, Zavala County Commissioner
  • John MacCormack, San Antonio Express News reporter
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Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive