Attorney pleads guilty, says he bribed judge for favorable case rulings
Posted Mar 17, 2014 11:55 AM CDT
By Martha Neil
A Texas lawyer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in San Antonio, saying that he had paid a state district court judge less than $10,000 for favorable rulings in cases.
The Bexar County judge Acevedo says he bribed has not been criminally charged but resigned from the bench last month. Federal prosecutors allege in a court filing that lawyer gave the judge $6,600 and promised to take care of car repairs, the Associated Press reports.
ABAJournal.com: "FBI alerts judges and prosecutors that their courthouse calls and texts were monitored"