Rio Grande City Municipal Judge Leonel Lopez Jr. pleaded guilty last week to a bribery charge in connection with the construction of the city of Weslaco’s water plant. Lopez pleaded guilty Friday to one count of bribery involving federal programs. He did not return a call seeking comment Monday. Lopez is accused of bribing an unnamed Weslaco public official for contracts connected to the construction and rehabilitation of the water treatment plant from April 2008 to December 2015.
RGC judge pleads guilty in Weslaco water plant bribery case