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Joe Lopez eligible for parole in 2016

By TejanoNation Staff @TejanoNation
By TejanoNation Staff
@TejanoNation
Joe Lopez from Supergrupo Mazz was in the State District Court, Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. (Brad Doherty)
Joe Lopez from Grupo Mazz was in the State District Court, Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. (Brad Doherty)

Joe Lopez, the Tejano singer and co-founder of Grupo Mazz in the 1970s, is eligible for parole in 2016.

RELATED: Prison letter from Joe Lopez surfaces online

Reports confirm that Lopez remains jailed at the W.F. Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, Texas. His full prison term would end on October 27, 2026. He is eligible for parole on October 26, 2016.

Lopez was convicted in 2006 on multiple sex offense charges involving a minor.

He was sentenced to 32 years in prison, but because he will serve the sentences concurrently, they amount to 20 years in prison.

An alleged prison letter from Lopez dated June 5, 2015 has surfaced online. In the letter, Lopez talks about money troubles and problems with lawyers. He also mentions former District Attorney Armando Villalobos, who has since been convicted of corruption and is in prison. See the first page of the letter posted at www.tejanonation.net.

Source: KGB Answers

51 comments on “Joe Lopez eligible for parole in 2016

  1. Girls that look like adult girls lie about their age and that’s crap what happened to Joe Lopez

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  2. Omg, I hope and pray he gets out.

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    • You hope and pray he gets out?? Why!?!?
      This piece of shit needs to stay for life after having sex with a minor

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      • If you follow the case closely you’ll see that he was set up and refused to pay extortion money. Other singers have been accused of the same just for money. It’s a sad situation when justice can be bought and if you don’t have the money or try to prove your innocence you get locked up.

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      • …may the person that is free of guilt throw the first rock.”

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      • listen: …may the person that is free of guilt throw the first rock.”

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  3. Rosie Chavez

    Just wanted to know if I could write to Mr.Lopez, if so please send info.
    thank you.

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  4. I am not saying what he has done is a good thing cuz its not but what I am saying is there worst criminals out there who don’t get nearly this time that he has gotten unfortunately he was in the public eye and is going to take a lot for him to get back into that I believe you first have to trust everybody but I wish him the best and I hope you just come back out and make music like before

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  5. rudy Cavazos

    I think you should be set free I don’t condone what he did but I think circumstances were or maybe he had no control maybe it shouldn’t happen that way but it did and I think he has served his time well set him free

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  6. Zal Alvarado

    Joe you will have lots of work once you are in parole. We all know the thruth in how you were set up by politicians. However, what made you fall will make you stronger.

    Algo Music Writers
    Zal Alvarado
    (956) 472-7923

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  7. Adrian Garcia

    Hi I can believe this I love el grupo mazz but Joe lopes you cut the cake man

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  8. Angie Martinez

    I LOVE HIS MUSIC AND WHEN HES DONE PAYING HIS CRIME HOPEFULLY HE BRINGS MORE TEJANO MUSIC.

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  9. Anita Ann Ochoa

    I just want say to Joe LOPEZ that I believe in you and I always will. I pray for you every night. I listen to all your music all the time. I hope you get your parole. And hope to see you back on stage again. May God bless you always. A fan forever. I love you

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  10. Alicia muniz

    If you ask me I think this whole situation is all boggis. The reason is you had a district attorney who put a innocent man away Mr. Lopez lost his family reputation over this case that was not investigated right for one corrupted cops the state who was discharge of the case and a judge who poorly without looking into the case with all its facts. Everything that was presented in the court were all lies and I think that Mr.Lopez should sue the state look at these innocent people that have been put in prison for more than 20 yrs who become innocent and all they want to do is pay so these people can shut their mouths,I think that is wrong half there life in prison and this freaking court systems want to shut these innocent people up with money I think they need to study the facts and the cases real good before ruining an innocent persons life and again if you ask me these parents need to be more involved in there children’s life little girls and boys see to much with there parents and honestly the kids think it’s okay mom and dad do it .

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  11. Joe lopez is innocent he was set up i knw joe from back in the days…

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  12. betty ortega

    We miss you out here in ft worth…joe lopez….my favorite song is…..la tenta de me sangre…

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  13. Fuk Joe he still a bytch in my book

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  14. mike de la gizzard

    I heard he wrote a new song while in prison..the title is ”Por Ay No ”.kingofzamunda1@

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  15. A sex offender.!.!.!.! He should NEVER get out. He should rot in prison.

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  16. Ernesto Rosales

    Good luck Joe Lopez God will help you and he will make sure everyone who was involved that it will catch up to those who did you wrong…I hope you the best for you my friend.. I use to go to your concerts and enjoy it with family and friends. Take care and hope you get out amigo…your friend Ernesto ..

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    • Let him go his not ur normal law breaking guy dam u know wat girl do to get some one like that in trouble… Where r the parent on they r the one who should held accountable.. Why simply for not know where she is….to me they let this happen cause of lack of being parent neglected…..

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      • Justice was served

        Fuck that rapist and fuck your stupid illiterate ass.

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      • Shut the he’ll up, fool you can’t even spell.it was family ,and family trusted him..if he did what he did,then he should do his time..I too enjoyed his music.

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  17. He molested a 13 year old relative at his hone, he knew what he was doing and who his victim was. It wasn’t a random girl lying about her age. He old anyways, no girl would lie to get with his old ass.

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  18. If I was a guy and saw how girls dress and behave today…..id be thinking they were of age too. I mean come on…14 and 15 year old girls looking like they’re in their 20s and lying about their real age. How can a guy even know? Im not defending him but seriously…. Crazy world.

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  19. Freddie Ramon

    Get the fuk out. Child molester dont deserve a fkn thing. He was framed! Yea right.

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  20. Janet carr

    Good luck koe lopez ur in my prayers and heart

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  21. Patty Rivas

    I hope you get out soon Joe. My family and I wish you the best. I just hope you get everything you lost with these corrupted MFS‼️.You are innocent Joe👍🏼😃. God bless you Joe. Hopefully you can get out and play at my daughters 15 next year. Luv luv you💕💕. Viva Browntown😃👍🏼

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  22. He is a child predator. He was not set up. He was caught after many years of preying on under age girls. The worst part about it all is he doe not admit his guilt, he acts like a true narcissist. Those who advocate for him should read up on the factual information regarding his criminal case, do research.

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  23. martinez

    I think he paid for his crime if he did it. I did not follow his trial but teenagers throw themselves at these singers like you won’t believe. Some parents too, if they need money have kids do their dirty job just to make money. I blame both parties but I believe he has learned his lesson of who to trust and not to trust. With all due respect here is his music.

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  24. Yea I have heard that song “por ay no” from him But when he was singing it he was grunting !

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  25. Olga Castillo

    I believe D.A. Armando R Villalobos sentenced to 13 years in prison for racketeering. Former D.A. Villalobos convicted Joe Lopez. How can anybody believe he received a fair trial when his D.A. was paying off people to win his case. This DA was found guilty for selling justice. We shouldn’t be ready to judge so quickly until he gets a fair trial. He may be guilty or maybe he’s innocent regardless he deserves a fair trial. I want all child molester put away but put them away with evidence they have against them. It’s so wrong when DA, lawyers, judges and cops are corrupted.

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  26. Joe lopez eres él mejor dios contigo 💖

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  27. It’s so hard to believe Joe Lopez would do this,,, didn’t he have a girlfriend at the time so why would he molest his own Niece,, it just doesn’t make sense to me,,, just my opinion

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  28. EZEKIEL

    Mr. Joe Lopez.. Please contact me..

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  29. EZEKIEL

    Mr Joe Lopez..Please contact me

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  31. His DNA was found in her shorts…he offered extortion money to quiet the family. I don’t think he was framed.

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  32. Gloria Ramos

    Did he rape this girl it doesn’t song like it ? I remember when I was young I would flirt with older men back in the 70s I was 13 too but I would want them molest me I just had a crush of a teenager but men thought something else sometimes teenagers lead men on but men take it the wrong way and should know better I feel bad for him and who was the relative a nice ? Now he could have been fasely accused it’s funny there were no other incidents ????

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  33. hope you get parole, JOE

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  34. Mauricio rosales

    God bless you joe

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