Couple charged in Abel Limas corruption case
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:11:09 GMT —
Authorities have made two more arrests in a corruption case involving former 404th State District Court Judge Abel Limas.
A federal grand jury filed a sealed indictment both Karina Pea and her husband Armando Pea on Tuesday.
The indictment was unsealed on Thursday morning after the couple appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Felix Recio in Brownsville.
Each of the two is charged with aiding and abetting honest services wire fraud.
According to the three-page indictment, Karina Pea wired $1,800 middleman Jose Manuel Longoria to have her have husband Armando TMs probation changed.
Court records show that Armando Pea was on probation in a 2005 robbery case but the couple moved to Arkansas and wanted for him to be able to report by mail.
Judge Recio granted a $25,000 dollar bond for Karina Pea but denied bond for Armando Pea during a court hearing on Thursday morning.
Armando Pea is expected back in court for a bond hearing on Monday afternoon.
If convicted, both Armand and Karina Pea face 30 years in federal prison and $1 million dollars in fines.
A total of seven people including two attorneys have been arrested in the Limas corruption case.