Former South Texas Judge Gets 6 Years For Taking Bribes

Law360, Houston (August 21, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT) -- A former Texas judge who pled guilty to federal racketeering charges for allegedly taking bribes from attorneys and others in exchange for favorable rulings in civil and criminal cases was hit with a six-year prison sentence Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen sentenced former 404th Judicial District Judge Abel Corral Limas to 72 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay more than $6 million in restitution for accepting $237,300 in payoffs to influence cases while on the bench in Brownsville, according to court...
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