Villalobos Indicted in Lima's Case

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 8:45am

Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos was in federal court on Monday facing a judge after being indicted for corruption and involvement in the former 404th District Judge Abel Limas case.

Both Mr. Villalobos and his former law partner Eddie Lucio, from Austin, are accused of profiting through the District Attorney's office. The indictment states that Villalobos received $80,000 dollars for his involvement in the murder case against Amit Livingston. Villalobos also faces charges of extortion, improper influence, concealment and conflict of interest. Villalobos did make a statement in regards to the allegations, "They barely gave me an indictment today so I haven't had a chance to digest it. In essence it's from the Limas case with allegations involving Livingston. At some point I am sure we will be able to address those questions a littler clearer. I have some faith in the system and have faith in me. I have served the community for over 14 years and I believe that I have earned the people's trust and I have earned the legal community's trust and I don't think that is going to be erased in one day." Villalobos has insisted he is innocent and mentioned he would not drop out of the race for Congressional seat 34.

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