White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

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A former Texas judge accused of taking bribes from a San Antonio lawyer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to an honest services wire fraud charge.

Angus Kelly McGinty, 51, had initially faced multiple counts when he was first indicted concerning his conduct on the Bexar County bench in Texas, according to the Associated Press and KSAT.

A press release by U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez says McGinty is expected to get two years in prison when he is sentenced in July.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Ex-Texas judge indicted on charges he took bribes from lawyer”

San Antonio Express-News: “Feds want to include all recordings at ex-judge’s graft trial”

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