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Delgado wants trial pushed to 2019; government unopposed

August 1, 2018

McALLEN — A former state judge accused of bribery wants to delay his trial until next year.

Citing more than 3,600 pieces of evidence, and recently filed charges, the attorney for former state District Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado said it would be “impossible” to effectively represent his client at trial by Sept. 10, the current scheduled trial date, court records show.

In a five-page filing Monday, Delgado’s attorney Michael W. McCrum, said he has had several discussions with government prosecutors regarding the volume of evidence related to the case against his client.

“Based on the complexity and breadth of the discovery and the nature of the allegations, Defendant requests a continuance of the trial setting,” the motion states.

McCrum states in the filing that he was authorized by the government “to communicate to the Court that it consents to Defendant’s request for a continuance of trial to January 2019.”

For the complete story, visit themonitor.com Wednesday.

lzazueta@themonitor.com

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