Woman pleads guilty in Abel Limas corruption case
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:10:55 GMT —
A Brownsville woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a corruption case filed against former 404th State District Judge Abel Limas.
Karina Pea appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownvsville on Tuesday morning.
Pea pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting honest services wire fraud.
Judge Hanen ordered that Pea appear for sentencing on October 24th.
She's accused of bribing Judge Limas to allow her husband Armando Pea to report by mail for his probation in an aggravated robbery case.
The couple moved to Arkansas and paid Limas to make the change.
Court records show that Armando Pea is expected to enter a guilty on plea before Judge Hanen on Thursday.
Judge Hanen allowed Karina Pea to remain free on bond but she is not allowed to speak to her husband about the case.
Armando Pea remains in custody without bond.
Limas, who also pleaded guilty in his case, is expected to be sentenced on October 3rd.