Two corruption cases involving former Texas judges made news this week.
A trial began in Collin County for Stacy Stine Cary, accused of giving money to fund a 2008 judicial campaign, in exchange for a judge’s favorable rulings in a child custody proceeding, the Dallas Morning News reported. The case involves former Judge Suzanne Wooten, who was convicted on the same criminal charges last year.
In Brownsville, a federal jury convicted lawyer Ray Marchan of counts arising from a judicial kickbacks probe. He was accused of paying kickbacks that helped then-Judge Abel Limas make his courtroom into a moneymaking enterprise, according to an Associated Press article. Limas pleaded guilty to racketeering last year and has not been sentenced.