BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An attorney has been acquitted of one public corruption count but his conviction on six other charges for bribing a Texas judge will stand.
A federal judge in Brownsville on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Ray Marchan of Port Isabel.
U. S. District Judge Andrew Hanen on Monday overturned a jury's verdict that found Marchan guilty of mail fraud in the Judge Abel Limas corruption case. Limas, who failed in his 2008 re-election bid, awaits sentencing on federal racketeering charges.
The Valley Morning Star (http://bit.ly/11Nap1Z ) reports Hanen upheld Marchan's June conviction on six counts, including racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, three counts of aiding and abetting extortion, plus a second count of mail fraud.
Marchan faces a maximum 20 years in prison per count. He's free on bond pending sentencing.
Information from: Valley Morning Star, http://www.valleystar.com