Friday, June 8, 2012

One bad apple ........

This just does not look very good does it?

Jurors hear tapes of former judge taking kickbacks
By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — Former State District Judge Abel Corral Limas acted fast after his first meeting with FBI agents at the Los Fresnos Dairy Queen, moving quickly to protect himself and his wife.

FBI agents had amassed evidence against him in a wide-sweeping corruption sting, including 40,000 intercepted phone calls that placed Limas inside a network of bribes and payoffs from lawyers and others seeking favorable rulings.

Defense attorneys for accused cohort Ray Marchan say the reason Limas is cooperating with authorities now is to keep his wife from being implicated and get as much time possible shaved from his eventual prison sentence.