Tag: Edinburg

New Hidalgo Co. Courthouse in Limbo After Dannenbaum Raid

EDINBURG (KFXV) — New developments on the FBI raids that took place Wednesday morning at Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court has decided to stop negotiations with Dannenbaum Engineering and move forward with another firm for the courthouse program manager contract. This comes after the FBI confirmed their presence at the McAllen office– and in other cities throughout the state– on Wednesday. The investigation raising concern at the Hidalgo Commissioner’s office, as Dannenbaum was selected as highest-ranking firm for the design and construction of the new Hidalgo County Courthouse. In a full statement, Hidalgo County Judge, Ramon...

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Enhanced Sentenced Issued to Trafficker for Raping Woman

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Today in McAllen, a U.S. District Judge imposed an enhanced sentence to a human smuggler for raping an undocumented woman. According to reports, 53-year-old Mexican National Julio Puente-Oliva received a 70 month sentence after he pleaded guilty in january to raping an undocumented woman who managed to escape her captors in October of last year. During the trial, the victim testified that Oliva would threaten them with a machete and said he would “use it if he had to.” After the woman escaped, Oliva kept her in at an Edinburg home, she and a 16-year-old undocumented...

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FBI Agents Raid Edinburg Medical Office

Edinburg (KFXV) – Federal agent’s latest raid is a medical office in Edinburg. The Center for Arthritis and Osteoporosis at the 2600 block of Cornerstone Boulevard was shut down early this morning. A number of police unit as well as a number of unmarked vehicles and a moving truck were on scene. Federal agents were seen escorting employees out of the building, and several people arriving at the clinic were also turned away. Multiple agents make their way in and out of the building throughout the course of the investigation. A spokesperson for the FBI said their agents along...

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Two Teens Receive Attempted Murder Charges

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Two 17-year-old suspects are charged with criminal attempted murder in connection to an aggravated assault home invasion in rural Edinburg. Authorities tell us the two suspects were arrested last week in connection to another aggravated robbery in Donna. 17-year-olds, Matthew Vargas and Oswel Rios were charged with criminal attempted murder. According to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Vargas and Rios broke into a home near the 4000 block of Mon Mack Rd two weeks ago. During the investigation, authorities discovered that four suspects were involved in the aggravated robbery home invasion– Vargas and Rios, along with...

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Man Issued Life Sentence for Sexually Assaulting Teen

Edinburg (KFXV) — Last week, a judge handed a man a life sentence for sexually assaulting a teenager. A jury found 32-year-old, Lionel James Gonzalez guilty for assaulting the daughter of his sister-in-law in June of 2016. Gonzalez — who served a previous sentence in Indiana for one count of sexual misconduct of a minor, and had another dismissed — began to “manipulate” a 15-year-old that lived in the house he stayed in. After an investigation, Gonzalez later divulged that he touched the teen “above her clothing.” He turned down various plea deals, and because of his previous charges...

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