Racketeering conviction overturned due to former attorney's death

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POSTED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:44pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 8:23am

There is now no official racketeering conviction attached to the name and record of the late Brownsville attorney, Ray Marchan.

As expected, a U.S. District Judge has overturned the conviction because Marchan's appeal was pending at the time of his death. Marchan leaped to his death from the Queen Isabella Causeway in late February. A trial jury had earlier found Marchan guilty of racketeering, extortion and mail fraud.

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