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Former Judge Should Plead Guilty To Taking Bribes From San Antonio Lawyer

SAN ANTONIO — A former Texas district judge accused of soliciting and taking bribes from a San Antonio lawyer is expected to appear in court Monday to plead guilty.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez has set a plea and re-arraignment hearing for Angus McGinty, who stepped down from the 114th District Court bench amid an FBI investigation into graft.

McGinty is accused of seeking and taking bribes from lawyer Alberto Acevedo Jr. from January through September of last year. A 15-county federal corruption inducement was reduced to five counts after the main prosecution witness was slain.

Acevedo pleaded guilty March 17 to giving McGinty gifts and payments totaling more than $6,600. Acevedo remains free on bond pending sentencing and faces up to 10 years in prison.

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