Middleman In Texas Judicial Bribery Scheme Gets 10 Years

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A Texas resident on Tuesday was sentenced by a federal judge for his role as a middleman in a judicial bribery scheme that led to the downfall of former 404th District Court Judge Abel Corral Limas.

Jose Manuel Longoria, 52, pled guilty in November to charges of aiding and abetting honest services wire fraud, conspiracy and extortion. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen handed Longoria a 120-month sentence over the objections of Longoria and prosecutors. Court records show that Judge Hanen also granted Longoria's...
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