Charges dismissed against former local judge

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Misdemeanor charges against former Judge Jesus Chuy Garza have been dismissed.

Former Judge Jesus Chuy Garza

Garza’s attorney sent out a statement saying his charges had been dismissed.

The original indictment says Garza intentionally solicited a $3,000 loan from attorney Shirley Mathis for Christopher Casarez.

In a statement on behalf of Chuy Garza from his attorney, he states, “Jesus Garza is happy that this matter is behind him. He is also very grateful to the many people who have shown him love and support during this difficult chapter of his life”.

In exchange for the dismissal of the charges, Garza had voluntarily resigned from the Texas Bar Association back in October.