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4:11 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

El Paso Attorney Denies Money Was Drug-Related

A West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee on trial on charges he conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in drug money is denying he ever knew that funds he handled were from illegal activity.

Marco Antonio Delgado testified Thursday after prosecutors rested their case earlier in the day. He's accused of scheming to launder up to $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel in 2007 and 2008.

Agents have previously testified that after Delgado was arrested with $1 million, he confessed and agreed to cooperate but continued moving drug money behind his handlers' backs.

But Delgado testified he didn't find out the money he was handling was drug-related until after his arrest in 2012.

His trial is in its fourth day.

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