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Former City Council candidate appears before a judge

Posted at 11:24 AM, Nov 09, 2018

The former city council candidate accused of promoting prostitution will be released from jail soon.

Eric Tunchez appeared before a magistrate judge this morning. He was read his rights and told a judge he didn’t need a court-appointed attorney.

Tunchez is under a $20,000 bond and will be released from the Nueces County Jail.

Tunchez turned himself in to authorities yesterday afternoon a week after a Nueces County grand jury indicted him for aggravated promotion of prostitution.

Tunchez has denied the charge. He told KRIS 6 News the allegation was politically motivated.

If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in prison.