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Friday, September 27, 2013 10:11 PM

El Mezcal mystery explained by charges

By ABBY ECKEL, Herald Staff Writer

Why did one of Ottawa’s most popular restaurant’s close in mid-June? Now residents know.

Community members shared mixed emotions after hearing the former manager of El Mezcal Mexican restaurant, Alex Sanchez Jr., 33, had been charged with nine counts related to the harboring and employment of illegal immigrants in a federal indictment handed down Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office in Kansas City, Kan.

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