Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Corruption case


Lawyer convicted in cash-for-justice case
By Lynn Bresozky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — Jurors on Monday convicted a Cameron County attorney of all seven counts against him in the cash-for-justice scheme of convicted former state District Judge Abel Corral Limas, returning a verdict after about 10 hours of deliberation.

Ray Roman Marchan, 56, faces up to 20 years in prison plus up to $250,000 in fines for each count of the conviction. The charges included racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, aiding and abetting extortion under color of official right, and aiding and abetting honest services mail fraud.

Defense attorney Adela Kowalski-Garza said she was saddened by the verdict.

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