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Thu October 24, 2013
Prosecution To Rest In El Paso Attorney's Trial
Prosecutors are expected to finish their case against a West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of conspiring to launder drug money.
Marco Antonio Delgado is accused of devising a scheme to launder up to $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel in 2007 and 2008.
Delgado's trial continues Thursday.
Agents have previously testified that after Delgado was arrested with $1 million, he confessed and agreed to cooperate but at the same time continued moving drug money behind his handlers' backs. Delgado says associates of Lilian De La Concha, the ex-wife of Mexico's ex-president Vicente Fox, asked him to help them move money from an inheritance.
Delgado gave a $250,000 endowment for a Carnegie Mellon scholarship named after him to assist Hispanic students.
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