Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TX Lawyer Charged for Paying Judge for Ruling

An Austin attorney has been federally indicted concerning his alleged role in a Texas court corruption scheme in which a former state district judge and two other lawyers have already taken pleas.

Marc Garrett Rosenthal, 49, is accused in a 13-count indictment unsealed yesterday of paying ex-Judge Abel Corral Limas for favorable rulings, as well as bribing witnesses, conspiring to file state and federal personal injury cases relying on false testimony and directing others to pay nonlawyers for referrals of cases to his firm, according to the Associated Press.

Rosenthal faces charges of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute, witness-tampering and fraud charges, among others, reports the Brownsville Herald. (The American-Statesman provides a full rundown.)

The Herald says Rosenthal is also accused of arranging for others to manipulate the Cameron County District Court case assignment system, so that cases went to the courts they preferred.

Full Article and Source:
Another Attorney Charged in Racketeering Case Allegedly Paid Texas Judge for Ruling


Betty said...

And they call it the "justice" system???

Pat said...

party7 on my friends, more to come

StandUp said...

If we only knew how much bad judges got in kickbacks, I think we'd all faint!