- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas lawyer serving 16 years in a $600 million drug money case linked to Mexican cartels has now been sentenced to 10 years for fraud.

Marco Antonio Delgado was sentenced Friday in El Paso. Delgado in 2016 was convicted of wire fraud, money laundering and engaging in monetary transactions of criminally derived property.

Federal prosecutors say the former El Paso philanthropist and ex-Carnegie Mellon University trustee was accused of conspiring to launder money allegedly stolen from a Mexican utility.

Delgado in 2013 was convicted of drug conspiracy related to a Mexican cartel and was sentenced to 20 years. He appealed and the penalty was changed to 16 years.

Half of Delgado’s new sentence will be served concurrent to the 16 years, then he must serve five more years.

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