What's next for Councilman Vidal Rodriguez?

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - It’s been one day since Councilman Vidal Rodriguez learned his punishment after pleading no contest to charges of acquiring and spreading confidential information.

On Wednesday the victim of the crime, Annette Bonugli met with city officials to discuss the future of Rodriguez’s seat.

The city charter says that a member of the council can be removed from office if they are convicted of a crime of moral turpitude.

That means a conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of honesty or good morals.

Bonugli says there is no doubt in her mind that Vidal’s crime fits the definition and now the city will be bringing in an outside attorney to help them get that determination.

The meeting will take place next Monday at the next City Council meeting.

Coming up on KGNS News Evening Edition, we’ll hear from the mayor on what the next step is.