Charges Pared Against Atty Caught In Judicial Bribery Scam

Law360, Houston (December 2, 2013, 10:01 PM EST) -- A disgraced Texas attorney facing 20 years in federal prison for bribing a former state judge in exchange for favorable rulings escaped conviction Monday on one of 13 public corruption charges and a $7.8 million forfeiture demand by the government.

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen acquitted Austin-based attorney Marc Garrett Rosenthal of a single count of mail fraud, while refusing to throw out convictions on the remaining charges stemming from payments Rosenthal steered to former 404th Judicial District Judge Abel Corral Limas, according to court...
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