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Former county judge pleads guilty to bribery charge linked to Sen. Carlos Uresti

June 15th, 2017 under Top Stories

REEVES COUNTY — Prosecutors say a former West Texas county judge has pleaded guilty to federal charges as part of a public corruption investigation linked to an indicted state senator, according to media partners CBS-7.

Former Reeves County Judge Jimmy Galindo pleaded guilty Monday to bribery and another charge.

Prosecutors say Galindo conspired with state Sen. Carlos Uresti to have a company win a contract to provide medical services for inmates at a correctional center in Reeves County.

Authorities say Galindo and Uresti from 2007 to last year split a $10,000 monthly payment from the company’s owner.

The 53-year-old Galindo was the county judge for more than 10 years before leaving office in 2006. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in August.

Uresti, a Democrat from San Antonio, last month pleaded not guilty to fraud and bribery-related charges.

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