Case Study: US V. Barraza

Law360, New York (October 5, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 8, 2011, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and 60-month sentence of Texas state judge and former criminal defense attorney Manuel Barraza. U.S. v. Barraza, No. 10-50450, 2011 (5th Cir. Sept. 8, 2011). Barraza had been found guilty of two counts of wire fraud and the deprivation of honest services and one count of making a false statement, stemming from his promises to intervene in the felony criminal case of a former client in exchange for money and sexual favors....
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