Texas Lawyer Convicted for Judicial Kickbacks

Texas attorney Ray Marchan was convicted Monday of paying kickbacks to a South Texas judge in exchange for appointments and favorable decisions. Marchan is the first of 12 people swept up in the investigation of former state District Judge Abel Limas to face trial. Limas pleaded guilty to racketeering last year and awaits sentencing. During the trial, he implicated a number of area lawyers according to WRCB TV3, "spreading shame among legal professionals and casting doubt in the wider community about the possibilities of justice inside a system so clearly run amok."