A.C. Cuellar drops lawsuit against county commissioner

Former Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner  A.C. Cuellar agreed this month to walk away from his lawsuit against Commissioner David Fuentes, his successor, who he accused of using “secret cash” and “unreported money” to influence the 2016 Democratic Primary Election.

Cuellar also sued Fuentes’ uncle, Ezequiel “Zeke” Reyna, Jr., a politically influential Weslaco-based attorney, developer and owner of Tierra Santa Golf Club.

Daniel Koeneke and Edward Ciccone, attorneys representing Fuentes and Reyna, respectively, signed off on an agreement between their clients and Cuellar, who was represented by Cris Feldman in the lawsuit alleging the current commissioner did not report $95,700 in expenditures during his campaign.

“I’m glad it’s over,” Fuentes said, noting he remained focused on his duties as a commissioner despite the lawsuit against him, which was filed in October 2016, three months before he assumed office.

“We’ve always stayed focused on our work,” he said. “I’m going to keep doing that. Nothing for me really changes.”

Former Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner  A.C. Cuellar agreed this month to walk away from his lawsuit against Commissioner David Fuentes, his successor, who he accused of using “secret cash” and “unreported money” to influence the 2016 Democratic Primary Election.

Cuellar also sued Fuentes’ uncle, Ezequiel “Zeke” Reyna, Jr., a politically influential Weslaco-based attorney, developer and owner of Tierra Santa Golf Club.

Daniel Koeneke and Edward Ciccone, attorneys representing Fuentes and Reyna, respectively, signed off on an agreement between their clients and Cuellar, who was represented by Cris Feldman in the lawsuit alleging the current commissioner did not report $95,700 in expenditures during his campaign.

“I’m glad it’s over,” Fuentes said, noting he remained focused on his duties as a commissioner despite the lawsuit against him, which was filed in October 2016, three months before he assumed office.

“We’ve always stayed focused on our work,” he said. “I’m going to keep doing that. Nothing for me really changes.”