Feds Net Guilty Plea In Texas Judicial Bribery Case

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 8:16 PM EST) -- A Texas resident on Monday pled guilty in federal court to his role as a middleman in a judicial bribery scheme that has already resulted in guilty pleas from a former Texas state judge and ex-state lawmaker.

Jose Manuel Longoria, 52, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting honest services wire fraud, as well to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce under color of official right or extortion, and two counts of extortion.

The aiding and abetting charge stems from Longoria's admission...
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