Ex-Texas District Attorney Loses Law License

BROWNSVILLE (August 11, 2014) Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos has lost his law license after he was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for taking bribes.

Villalobos was to surrender his license pending his appeal of his corruption conviction from last year.

The State Bar of Texas says Villalobos did not answer its request.

He’s currently serving his sentence at a federal prison in Kentucky.

Villalobos' arrest and conviction was one of several in a years-long investigation that also ensnared a state district judge.

He was convicted of taking part in a bribery involving several criminal cases, including a murder convict who fled after receiving a highly unusual bond before his sentence was to begin.