Indicted Texas DA Objects To Moving Racketeering Trial

Law360, Houston (January 28, 2013, 10:21 PM EST) -- A former South Texas district attorney accused of accepting bribes from criminal defendants in exchange for more favorable prosecutions asked a federal judge Friday to deny a request by his law partner, a co-defendant, to move the case outside of Brownsville. 

Attorneys for disgraced Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos argued in court papers that granting a request by Eduardo “Eddie” Lucio to transfer venue would unfairly complicate the case by forcing witnesses to travel out of town and was unnecessary to ensuring an unbiased...
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