Drug Cartel Associates Admit To $1.2M Judicial Bribery Plot

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Three Mexican citizens pled guilty in Texas federal court Wednesday to conspiring to pay a $1.2 million bribe to the federal judge overseeing the prosecution of an alleged scheme to launder millions of dollars in Los Zetas cartel drug money.

Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin, Francisco Colorado Cessa, his son Francisco Colorado Cessa Jr. and business associate Ramon Segura Flores admitted to conspiring last year to bribe U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in order to secure a reduced sentencing for Cessa, who was convicted...
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