Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina has released a statement following his arrest on allegations of voter fraud.

In the statement he denies criminal wrongdoing and says the charges will not affect his ability to perform as mayor for the city.

Molina and his wife turned themselves into Texas Rangers on Thursday. April 25, and were charged with illegal voting fraud. Both are currently out on bond.

Read Molina’s statement below & click here to watch video of Molina addressing charges:

“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. “