The indictment alleges that Rosenthal paid former state District Judge Abel Limas, who left the bench in 2008, for favorable rulings in his cases. The indictment said some of those payments were facilitated by a law partner of Rosenthal's, former state Rep. Jose Santiago "Jim" Solis.I somehow hadn't picked up before that a former state rep was implicated in the bribery scandal. Disgraceful.
Solis pleaded guilty to extortion in April, admitting that he paid Limas thousands of dollars for favorable court rulings. Solis could face up to 20 years in prison at his sentencing.
Limas has pleaded guilty to racketeering and accepting bribes and is awaiting sentencing.
UPDATE (8:25): Add a DA's investigator from Cameron County to the list of folks caught up in this corruption investigation.