Disgraced Texas judge convicted of bribery, travel act violations, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy. One more corrupt judge down, how many more to go?
Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado, 66, was convicted of eight counts of bribery last July and faced his sentencing hearing last week. Delgado was convicted of receiving thousands of dollars worth of bribes from former attorney Noe Perez. In turn, Delgado would “go easy” on Perez’s clients.
The bribes ranged from as little as $250 to several thousands of dollars. At one point, Perez gave the judge a $15,000 truck. The scheme ran for several years, while Delgado was the presiding judge of the 93rd District Court of Texas.
There was no mention of the controversy that sparked back in 2017 when it was discovered Hildago County spent over $1,000 on a “judge’s retreat.”
The Texas Monitor reported Delgado was once a candidate for a spot on the 13th District Court of Appeals. Now the disgraced judge is looking forward to five years in prison for his corruption.
What do you think? Do you think this man received his just punishment, or do you feel his crimes warranted a longer sentence?
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