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Man convicted in drug cartel money laundering scam arrested for attempted bribery of fed judge

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September 06, 2013


AUSTIN, Texas –  A man sentenced to 20  years in prison for laundering money for the Zetas drug cartel has been arrested  for attempting to bribe a federal judge.

FBI agents charged Francisco Colorado Cessa, his son and a business associate  Friday.

Colorado Cessa argued at his sentencing Thursday that while he participated  in a scheme to launder drug money by buying and selling racehorses, he spent his  own money not the Mexican cartel’s drug money. His business associate, Ramon  Segura Flores, testified on his behalf.

Judge Sam Sparks gave Colorado Cessa the maximum sentence.

U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said in a statement that Segura, Francisco  Colorado Cessa Jr. and his father offered the judge $1.2 million. Their attorney  did not return a phone call Friday.




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