Trial for Edinburg mayor and his wife delayed until March 2020

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Edinburg mayor Richard Molina and wife turn themselves into Texas Rangers in April. They wer arraigned by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 in Edinburg. (Source: KGBT Photo)

EDINBURG, Texas (KGBT) — The trial for Richard Molina, the current mayor for the city of Edinburg, as well as his wife, has been delayed until next year.

According to court records, the trial for both Richard Molina and Dalia Molina was scheduled to be held on December 9.

However, Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez has confirmed that the trial for Richard Molina has been moved to March 2020.

Molina is facing charges of engaging in organized election fraud and 11 counts of illegal voting.

His wife, Dalia Molina, is also facing charges of engage in organized election fraud and two counts of illegal voting.

Richard and Dalia were both indicted by a grand jury in June.

Both entered pleas of not guilty in connection to the charges. 

Several others have been arrested in connection with the voter fraud investigation. 

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the suspects are accused of voting illegally in the 2017 Edinburg elections. 

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