Barraza Nepotism Trial Cancelled
POSTED: Friday, May 7, 2010 - 12:43pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 8:22pm
El Paso - Former El Paso judge Manuel Barraza's nepotism trial has been cancelled.
It was to begin Monday.
Our media partners at the El Paso Times report that the judge has requested a hearing next week with prosecutors and Barraza's attorney.
Prosecutors claim Barraza hired the son of suspended judge Regina Arditti as a court bailiff in exchange for Arditti's hiring of Barraza's sister as a court coordinator.
Barraza was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison in a bribery scheme that included accepting sex and money from defendants in return for lenient rulings.