San Antonio Lawyer Admits Bribing Judge

San Antonio Lawyer Admits Bribing Judge

Staff Report
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO- A San Antonio lawyer has pleaded guilty to bribing a state district judge in exchange for favorable rulings.

Alberto Acevedo Jr. appeared in court Monday and has admitted he was caught in an FBI investigation into suspected corruption at the Bexar County courthouse.

Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that Acevedo last year bribed Judge Angus McGinty, who resigned in February. They say Acevedo gave gifts and payments totaling more than $6,600 to McGinty in order to secure rulings favoring Acevedo's clients. Acevedo also promised to take care of car repairs the judge needed.

McGinty has not been charged with a crime.

Acevedo is scheduled to be sentenced in June and faces a maximum 10-year sentence and $250,000 fine. He was released on bond pending his sentencing.