Testimony Ends In Texas Lawyer's Laundering Trial

Oct 25, 2013

Testimony has concluded in the trial of a West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of conspiring to launder drug money.

Defense attorneys in the El Paso trial of Marco Antonio Delgado on Friday rested their case. Prosecutors had previously rested but presented one rebuttal witness on Friday.

Delgado is accused of devising a scheme to launder up to $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel in 2007 and 2008.

U.S. District Judge David Briones said closing arguments will be heard Monday.

Delgado has testified he never knew the funds he handled were generated by illegal activities.

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

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