Former Cameron County DA Armando Villalobos sentenced to 13 years in prison


POSTED: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 5:49pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 9:51am

Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos was in federal court on Tuesday and sentenced to 13 years in prison for his involvement in the corruption case of former 404th District Judge Abel Limas, but his attorney.

Additionally, he will have to serve a two year probation, pay restitution of $339,000, with a $30,000 fine, and 150 hours of community service after his release.

Villalobos was remanded into custody after his sentencing and his attorney will being filing an appeal in the near future.

Villalobos was indicted back in May of 2012 and both he and his former law partner Eddie Lucio, from Austin, were accused of profiting through the District Attorney's office.

It was believed that Villalobos received $80,000 dollars for his involvement in the murder case against Amit Livingston and also faced charges of extortion, improper influence, concealment and conflict of interest.

Villalobos was also indicted on charges of fraud and perjury related to his 2006 income tax return when he failed to report more than $155,000 dollars of gross income from his wife.

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