AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two Mexican citizens have been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a federal judge.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement Tuesday that drug cartel associates Francisco Agustin Colorado Cebado and Ramon Segura Flores each must also pay a $10,000 fine.

Both defendants and Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa, the father of Francisco Agustin Colorado, pleaded guilty in March to attempting to offer a $1.2 million bribe to the judge in exchange for a reduced sentence for the elder Colorado, who's now serving 20 years for laundering drug money by purchasing race horses.

Prosecutors say the judge did not participate in the scheme.

Paul Nugent, Segura's attorney, says the defendants are scheduled to be deported following their release.

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