El Paso Businessman Can't Shake Indictment In Kickback Case

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 4:10 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by an El Paso businessman to toss his indictment in a government contracts kickback case, rejecting the argument that his constitutional right to a speedy trial had been violated.

U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo said the clock on Cirilo "Chilo" Lara Madrid’s trial ran for nine days and had been tolled since Jan. 10, 2012, when the government filed — and was later granted — its motion to designate the case as complex and therefore toll the...
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