Texas County Restarts RICO Suit Against Ex-Officials, Atty

Law360, Houston (January 22, 2013, 9:04 PM EST) -- A Texas county on Tuesday further detailed its recently resumed $18 million federal civil racketeering suit, which had been delayed for a related criminal trial, against a local attorney and two former elected officials in an alleged scheme to rig public contracts and vote on county business in exchange for bribes.

In a RICO case statement, El Paso County claims former County Judge Luther Jones and attorney David Escobar influenced a real estate deal, lawsuit settlements and a digitization contract by bribing public officials including former...
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Case Information

Case Title

County of El Paso vs Jones, et al.

Case Number



Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Kathleen Cardone

Date Filed

April 1, 2009

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