NEW: Texas Attorney Guilty in Cartel Laundering Case 10/28/13
EL PASO, Texas - A jury in West Texas has found an El Paso attorney and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee guilty of conspiring to launder drug money.
During the weeklong trial, prosecutors said Marco Antonio Delgado devised a scheme to launder up to $600 million for the now-disbanded Milenio Mexican drug cartel in 2007 and 2008.
The prosecution presented recorded phone calls made by Delgado to other members of the conspiracy, as well as testimony from a former associate and federal agents.
Delgado insisted on his innocence and claimed the evidence was a fabrication.
Federal agents also testified that after Delgado was arrested with $1 million, he confessed and agreed to cooperate but continued moving drug money behind his handlers' backs.