Former Texas Judge Pleads Guilty To Bribery

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT) -- A former Texas judge pled guilty to federal racketeering charges Thursday for allegedly accepting $237,300 in bribes from attorneys and others in return for favorable treatment from the bench.

Abel Corral Limas entered his guilty plea in a hearing before Judge Andrew S. Hanen in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and was released on $50,000 bond.

Limas served as an elected judge for the 404th Judicial District Court in Brownsville, Texas, from 2000 until 2008. During this time, he accepted bribes...
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