Crystal City

More Corruption Charges Filed Against South Texas Mayor, City Manager

Officials with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have filed 15 additional corruption charges against the mayor and city manager of the south Texas town of Crystal City. The new charges include wire fraud, theft of services, and additional conspiracy charges.

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, Crystal City Mayor Ricardo Lopez is taken away from city hall by police, in Crystal City, Texas, after allegedly disrupting a City Council meeting while fighting a recall effort that began before his indictment this month in a public corruption investigation …

South Texas Town’s Water Is as Dirty as Its Politics

The problems of the scandal-ridden town of Crystal City, Texas, were magnified on Wednesday and Thursday as the tap water was running black, brown, muddy, dirty and rusty. The mayor and all but one city council member are currently facing federal corruption charges.

Crystal City Bottled Water

South Texas Town’s City Hall Shut Down by FBI

A multi-agency law enforcement task force raided and shut down the city hall building of the town of Crystal City, Texas, on Thursday. Five city officials and a Texas businessman were arrested on corruption charges.

FBI Crystal City