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The autopsy is in for the man found dead in south Bexar County. The
man's burned body was found at Applewhite and Mauermann Sunday. The
Bexar County Medical Examiner says the man died of a gunshot wound to
the head. His name has not been released.
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Jury convicts former South Texas DA of corruption
May 25, 2013 03:24 GMT
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A federal jury in South Texas has convicted a former district attorney on corruption charges.
Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos (vee-yah-LOH'-bohs) was convicted Friday of racketeering, bribery, extortion and other charges. He was acquitted of two counts of extortion.
Villalobos was accused of paying $10,700 to state District Judge Abel Limas to participate in a scheme that unintentionally allowed a convicted murderer to escape. Villalobos was also accused of using his discretion in exchange for cash.
Limas pleaded guilty to racketeering and was one of the main witnesses for the government.
Villalobos is the highest-profile target to stand trial in an FBI investigation into legal corruption in Cameron County. He ran for Congress last year, losing in the Democratic primary.
Villalobos denied any wrongdoing.
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