Former Prosecutor Gets 33 Months in Texas
6/27/2014 6:04:00 AM,
(CN) - A former El Paso County, Texas assistant district attorney was sentenced Thursday to 33 months in federal prison for accepting bribes to drop criminal cases.
U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone also fined former prosecutor Antonio Reyes $500.
Reyes accepted cash bribes in exchange for filing and supporting motions to dismiss in criminal cases pending against unidentified third parties, the November 2013 indictment
Reyes was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and deprivation of honest services.
In pleading guilty in April, Reyes admitted that he conspired with others through text messages to accept the bribes.
Three such text messages were sent on March 31, April 4 and April 8, 2011, the indictment states.