Former ADA Pleads Not Guilty to Allegedly Accepting Cash to Dismiss Cases

, Texas Lawyer


A former assistant district attorney in El Paso pleaded not guilty in federal court to a charge involving allegations that he conspired through text messages to accept cash if he would seek to dismiss criminal cases.

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  • Mary

    Attorneys must be held to a higher standard. Even though, they are not.

  • Peter E. Ryba

    Wasn't the honest services theory rejected by the U.S. Supremes in the various Enron related cases. The Defendant needs to be prosecuted in State District Court for simply taking a bribe. This is another situation in which the no parole aspect of federal criminal justice drives the situation. Don't really want to cheer for the U.S. Attorney on this one as the only reason the feds were called in is the federal sentencing guidlines and the abolition of parole in the federal system.

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