Abel Limas middleman expected to plead guilty

Jose Manuel Longoria Mugshot

The accused middleman in the Abel Limas cash for court favors scandal is expected to plead guilty to his role in the case.

Federal authorities arrested 52-year-old Jose Manuel Longoria for wire fraud back in April.

Longoria, who goes by the nickname Meme, was expected to plead guilty to the case at 10 a.m. Thursday but it was delayed at the last minute.

An exact reason wasn't given but records show a hearing for Longoria's guilty plea is now scheduled to take place on November 21st. .

Longoria is accused of the being the middleman in a racketeering scheme by former 404th State District Court Judge Abel Limas.

Limas , Longoria, four attorneys and four others have all been charged for their roles in the case.

The former judge is expected to be sentenced in January.

Suspect Role Charged Guilty Plea Sentencing Abel Limas Judge March 29th March 31st January 27th Jose Manuel Longoria Middleman March 30th November 21st N/A Jose Santiago Solis Attorney April 29th April 29th January 27th Ray Roman Marchan Attorney June 21st N/A N/A Francisco Cisneros Bondsman June 21st August 8th February 14th Armando Pea Probationer June 21st July 19th October 24th Karina Pea Wife June 21st July 26th January 24th Jaime Munivez DA Investigator July 19th N/A N/A Joe Valle Attorney August 10th August 10th February 14th Marc Rosenthal Attorney August 16th N/A N/A