News from around the state of Texas

Witness: Texas Lawyer Devised Drug Money Scheme

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013  |  Updated 6:21 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Witness: Texas Lawyer Devised Drug Money Scheme

Getty Images

A key prosecution witness is expected to continue testifying that a West Texas lawyer conspired to launder drug money.

A key prosecution witness is expected to continue testifying in the trial of a West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of conspiring to launder drug money.

Victor Pimentel testified Monday about how Marco Antonio Delgado devised a scheme to launder up to $600 for the now disbanded Milenio cartel.

Prosecutors say Delgado conspired to launder drug profits from July 2007 through December 2008. Pimentel was arrested in 2007 with $1 million that according to federal agents Delgado confessed was part of "trial run" in the operation. Pimentel said Lilian De La Concha, the ex-wife of Mexico's ex-president Vicente Fox, helped organize the meetings with the cartel. 

Delgado gave a $250,000 endowment for a Carnegie Mellon scholarship named after him to assist Hispanic students.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out