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Cartel-linked Texas attorney gets 10 more years

October 4, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cartel-linked Texas attorney gets 10 more years Photo: U.S Customs and Border Protection

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Texas-based attorney Marco Antonio Delgado, who is serving 16 years in a $600 million drug money case tied to Mexican drug cartels has now been sentenced to 10 years behind bars on fraud charges.

According to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement press release, Delgado was sentenced last week in El Paso.

In 2016, Marco Antonio Delgado was found guilty of wire fraud, money laundering and taking part in monetary transactions of criminally acquired property.

Marco Antonio Delgado is escorted out of the El Paso County Jail, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 AP PHOTO/JUAN CARLOS LLORCA

Federal prosecutors indicated that the former El Paso philanthropist and ex-Carnegie Mellon University trustee was accused of conspiracy to launder cash stolen from a Mexican utility.

In 2013, Delgado was convicted of drug conspiracy linked to a Mexican cartel and was sentenced to 20 years.

He filed an appeal, and the sentenced was lowered to 16 years.

Half of Delgado’s new sentence will be served concurrently to the 16 years; then he must serve an additional five years.

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