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      San Antonio Express-News calls for Villalobos to step down

      Villalobos said in a previous and exclusive interview with Action 4 News that he maintains his innoncence and intends to stay in office while fighting the charges.

      The editorial board for the SanAntonio Express-News is calling for Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos to step down from office amid racketeering allegations.

      Villalobos is out on bond after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Brownsville in a case related to the Abel Limas cash for court favors scandal.

      The newspaper editorial board argued in an editorial that Villalobos remaining in office creates numerous conflicts of interest between state and federal prosecutors.

      They wrote that it also complications the prosecutions of state criminal cases in Cameron County.

      Neither Villalobos nor his defense attorney Joel Androphy could immediately be reached for comment.

      But Villalobos said in a previous and exclusive interview with Action 4 News that he maintains his innoncence and intends to stay in office while fighting the charges.

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