Mexican businessman sentenced for trying to bribe federal judge

A Mexican businessman has been sentenced to the maximum federal prison term for trying to bribe a federal judge.

On Monday morning, 53-year-old Francisco Antonio Colorado-Cessa was sentenced to 5 years in prison. That sentence is on top of the 20 years he is already serving for a scheme to launder millions of dollars from Los Zetas drug trafficking profits.

Colorado-Cessa, his son and his business partner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a federal judge.

They admitted to trying to pay the judge more than a million dollars to get a reduced sentence for Colorado-Cessa in the money laundering case.

Court documents say the judge was not involved in any criminal activity.

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