West Texas Lawyer's Trial Expected To Wrap Up

Oct 25, 2013

The trial of a West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of conspiring to launder drug money could soon wrap up.

Closing arguments were expected Friday in the El Paso trial of Marco Antonio Delgado, who is accused of devising a scheme to launder up to $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel in 2007 and 2008.

Delgado, who testified Thursday that he never knew the funds he handled were generated by illegal activities, was set to finish his testimony on Friday. Prosecutors were then expected to present rebuttal witnesses.

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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