Witness: Texas lawyer devised drug money scheme
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A key prosecution witness is expected to continue testifying in the trial of a West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee accused of conspiring to launder drug money.
Victor Pimentel testified Monday about how Marco Antonio Delgado devised a scheme to launder up to $600 for the now disbanded Milenio cartel.
Prosecutors say Delgado conspired to launder drug profits from July 2007 through December 2008. Pimentel was arrested in 2007 with $1 million that according to federal agents Delgado confessed was part of "trial run" in the operation. Pimentel said Lilian De La Concha, the ex-wife of Mexico's ex-president Vicente Fox, helped organize the meetings with the cartel.
Delgado gave a $250,000 endowment for a Carnegie Mellon scholarship named after him to assist Hispanic students.