- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A former Texas state district judge who pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a judicial corruption case has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison under a plea agreement.

A statement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says Angus Kelly McGinty was sentenced in San Antonio on Wednesday for his April 13 plea. The federal prosecutors in New Mexico were brought in as special prosecutors for the McGinty case.

McGinty, who’s 51, resigned from his Bexar (BEAR) County bench in February 2014 amid an FBI investigation into graft. According to court documents, he solicited and received bribes from San Antonio lawyer Alberto Acevedo Jr. in return for favorable rulings.

Acevedo, who’s 61, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for bribery.



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