Judges in Texas recently have found themselves defendants in a slew of criminal, tort, and disciplinary cases, here, here, here, here, here and here. You can now add El Paso Judge Manuel J. Barraza, 53, who is accused of taking money and asking for sex from defendants.
The judge faces four counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud and lying to a federal agent. To make matters worse, an undercover FBI agent is prepared to give evidence of how the judge allegedly asked for bribes to help him in felony cases.
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