Jury Finds El Paso Businessman Guilty In Kickback Case

Law360, Houston (December 14, 2012, 6:52 PM EST) -- A Texas federal jury on Friday found an El Paso businessman guilty of paying kickbacks to a former county judge who helped him secure a public contract tied to a program dedicated to helping children with severe mental illness.

Cirilo "Chilo" Lara Madrid was convicted on two felony counts of conspiracy and one count of embezzlement for his part in a fraud prosecutors said siphoned $550,000 in federal funds from the Border Children’s Mental Health Collaborative from June 2005 to March 2007 by bribing former El...
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