Former Texas DA Gets 13 Years For Bribery Scheme

Law360, Houston (February 11, 2014, 8:06 PM EST) -- A former South Texas district attorney was hit with a 13-year federal prison sentence Tuesday, following his conviction on charges that he took bribes from criminal defendants in exchange for more favorable prosecutions through a scheme involving a disgraced state judge.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen handed down the sentence to former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos. The ex-DA was found guilty by a jury in May on six counts of extortion and single counts of racketeering, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting for his role...
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