Chilo Madrid's Fate in Hands of Jury
POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:34am
EL PASO — The fate of Cirilo "Chilo" Madrid is now in the hands of jury.
Madrid is the former CEO of Aliviane, a non-profit substance abuse counseling agency.
He allegedly defrauded a government program that helps mentally ill children out of more than a half of a million dollars.
Thursday afternoon, the jury of six men and six women heard closing arguments in the case.
Madrid allegedly conspired to secure a contract from the federally funded Border Children's Mental Health Collaborative in 2005 and 2006.
The alleged conspiracy included bribes to former El Paso County Judge Dolores Briones and involved several people.
The judge just sent the jury home for the day. They'll return Friday morning.