Feds seize emails from 25 people as part of Limas corruption scandal
Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:41:01 GMT —
Federal authorities have seized emails from more than 25 more people in connection to the Abel Limas cash for court favors scandal.
Among the names are Abel Limas's wife Genevieve Limas and former Port of Brownsville Police Chief George Gavito.
A longtime lawman, Gavito was the lead investigator in the Matamoros cult kidnapping and murder of college student Mark Kilroy.
Another notable person on the list is Florencio Lencho Rendon.
Rendon is a candidate for the Nueces County Democratic Party Chair but formerly served as chief of staff for former U.S. Congressman Solomon Ortiz.
Former Judge Abel Limas is accused in a federal bribery and racketeering case where prosecutors allege cash was exchanged for favorable rulings from his bench.
Some nine other people including former Texas State Representative Jim Solis have also been charged in separate cases.
Attorneys Ray Marchan, Joe Valle and Marc Rosenthal are among those charged.
A motion filed in the case for Rosenthal shows prosecutors seized emails related to different lawsuits following 25 people:
Genevieve Limas (Abel TMs Limas TM wife) George Gavito (Port of Brownsville Police Chief) Kevin Collier Marc Salvato J.K. Ivey Robert W. Lee Ernest Garcia Deanna Martinez Jose Martin Joe Valle Jesse Mata Michael Goss Lynn Watson (Marc Rosenthal TMs Law Firm Partner) Gloria Ganann Dan Robles Joe Garcia Lillian Guerra Leon Guerra Juan Maria Flores Caroline Badinelli Mark Alvarado David Seibert Lencho Rendon (Former Chief of Staff for Congressman Solomon Ortiz) Joseph Ramirez Patricia Hernandez Jesus Carpentier
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