Ex-Texas Judge Accused Of Taking Bribes From Lawyer

SAN ANTONIO (June 19, 2014) Former State District Judge Angus McGinty of San Antonio has been indicted on federal bribery, extortion and wire fraud charges for soliciting and taking bribes from a San Antonio lawyer while on the bench, documents released Thursday show.

The indictment handed up in San Antonio accuses McGinty of taking bribes from lawyer Alberto Acevedo, Jr., who pleaded guilty on March 17 to giving McGinty gifts and payments totaling more than $6,600 and promising to pay for car repairs McGinty needed, in return for favorable rulings.

Acevedo admitted he was caught in an FBI investigation into suspected corruption at the Bexar County Courthouse.

McGinty resigned in February.

If convicted, he faces as much as 20 years in prison.

Acevedo, who faces as much as 10 years in prison, remains free on bond pending sentencing.

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