POSTED: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 5:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 5:26pm
EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — The attorneys for a man accused of laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel are asking for a psychiatric evaluation.
Marco Antonio Delgado was arrested back in November after HSI agents connected him to the Guadalajara based Melino cartel to launder more than $600 million dollars.
ICE agents said Delgado would deposit money into U.S. banks and the money would simultaniously be withdrawn from a bank in Mexico. Delgado worked as an attorney here in El Paso. Tuesday, his lawyers in federal court asked for Delgado to undergo a psychiatric evalution.
The trial is expected to start Monday as of late this afternoon the motion for the evalution had not been requested. Judge David Briones can push back the date of the trial.