Atty's Judge-Bribing Conviction Was Right, Gov't Tells 5th Circ.

Law360, Dallas (August 22, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors told the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday that state law bribery convictions against a lawyer for paying kickbacks to a Texas judge are enough to uphold federal racketeering charges against him.

The lawyer, 54-year-old Ray Marchan, moved for acquittal in June after he was found guilty of paying more than $11,000 to former 404th District Court Judge Abel Corral Limas for favorable decisions. Marchan contends that a RICO conviction against him can't stand because the underlying charges aren't supported by enough evidence.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth...
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