Ex-El Paso Prosecutor Denies Cash-For-Dismissal Scheme

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 8:12 PM EST) -- A former El Paso, Texas, assistant district attorney pled not guilty Thursday to charges that he had accepted cash bribes in exchange for promising to dismiss criminal cases.

Antonio Reyes was indicted Nov. 6 for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and deprivation of honest services. Reyes set up the bribes between March 30 and April 15, 2011, according to the indictment.

“[Reyes] agreed to accept and accepted bribes in the form of cash money from persons known to the grand jury in exchange for [Reyes’] preparation,...
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