Atty Convicted Of Bribing Judge Gets Mail Fraud Count Nixed

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 2:27 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday threw out a mail fraud conviction of a lawyer who was found guilty of bribing a former state judge to obtain decisions in his favor, finding a letter sent regarding a sanctions motion can't form the basis for that conviction.

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen found that a letter sent by another attorney reminding former 404th District Court Judge Abel Corral Limas to rule on a motion for sanctions by defendant Ray Marchan can’t hold up a mail fraud...
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