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LV restaurant owner’s trial rescheduled
The trial of Yolanda Hernandez de Arteaga, owner of the Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant on U.S. 87 in La Vernia, has been rescheduled to June 9 in San Antonio, according to U.S. District Court records.
Arteaga has until Feb. 28 to notify the court of any proposed plea agreements. Otherwise, she will return to court for a docket call June 5.
Maria de Lourdes Montano-Vicencio -- Arteaga’s alleged accomplice -- is set to return to court Feb. 20, when she is scheduled to be rearraigned and to enter a plea.
The women allegedly duped illegal immigrants out of more than $100,000, resulting in each being charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five counts of wire fraud. It is alleged that the scam defrauded more than 20 victims, who were told to pay an average of $7,500 each in exchange for various citizenship documents.
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