Former judge Abel Limas to be sentenced Wednesday morning
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:14:39 GMT —
It TMs a prison sentencing that TMs been more than two years in the making.
Former 404th State District Court Judge Abel Limas is facing 10 years to life in prison.
The former judge pleaded guilty to his role in the Cameron County cash for court favors scandal back in March 2011.
More than two years later, Limas will appear before U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
But his federal prison sentence may be affected by several factors.
Limas is getting some leniency for his plea agreement but also for testifying as a witness for federal prosecutors at four trials.
The former judge testified against Brownsville attorney Ray Marchan back in June 2012.
Limas also testified at the the trial of attorney Marc Rosenthal in Corpus Christi in February.
In May, Limas testified at the trial of former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos in Brownsville.
And just earlier this month, Limas testified at the trial of attorney Eduardo "Eddie" Lucio in Corpus Christi.
Lucio was found not guilty but Limas testified at the trial he expects to get at least 16 years prison time.
Rosenthal is expected to be sentenced on October 8th while Villalobos is expected to be sentenced on October 15th.