An alleged prison letter from former Tejano superstar Joe Lopez surfaced online on Tuesday.
TejanoMusicVideos.com posted a photo of the alleged letter from the singer.
UPDATE: A family friend of “Joey”, who received the letter from Joe Lopez, confirmed to TejanoNation that the letter is indeed from the singer.
The family friend provided the signature page from the letter to TejanoNation, but could not provide the full letter in order to protect personal information of Lopez’s family. The photo of the signature page is below.
In the letter dated June 5 2015, Lopez talks about money troubles and problems with lawyers. Lopez also mentions former District Attorney Armando Villalobos, who has since been convicted of corruption and is in prison. Only the first page of the letter was posted on the site.
In November of 2006, the Grupo Mazz co-founder was ordered to serve a 20-year prison sentence for the molestation of a 13-year-old relative at his Rancho Viejo home on the charge of aggravated assault of a child. The jury also ordered 8 1/2 years for a second count of aggravated assault of a child, and four years for indecency with a child. The terms will run concurrently. Lopez will be eligible for parole in October 2016.
In 2014, DNA evidence was turned over to Lopez’s lawyers, but the retested findings have yet to be seen.
Signature page of prison letter from Joe Lopez.