Prosecution to Rest on West TX Attorney's Trial 10/24/13
EL PASO, Texas - Prosecutors are expected to finish their case against
a West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of
conspiring to launder drug money.
Marco Antonio Delgado is accused of devising a scheme to launder up to $600
million for a Mexican drug cartel in 2007 and 2008.
Delgado's trial continues Thursday.
Agents have previously testified that after Delgado was arrested with $1
million, he confessed and agreed to cooperate but at the same time continued
moving drug money behind his handlers' backs. Delgado says associates of Lilian
De La Concha, the ex-wife of Mexico's ex-president Vicente Fox, asked him to
help them move money from an inheritance.
Delgado gave a $250,000 endowment for a Carnegie Mellon scholarship named
after him to assist Hispanic students.