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Posted: Dec 2, 2013 11:02 PM

Updated: Dec 2, 2013 11:02 PM

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A hearing for sentencing an Austin attorney on federal racketeering charges is extending into a second day in Brownsville.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen listened to hours of testimony Monday afternoon at the sentencing of Marc Rosenthal before telling both sides they would have to finish Tuesday.

A jury in Corpus Christi convicted Rosenthal in February on 13 counts that included racketeering conspiracy, mail fraud and tampering with a proceeding. The verdict came after a four-week trial.

Prosecutors alleged Rosenthal was one of the lawyers who bribed former state District Judge Abel Limas for favorable decisions.

On Monday, Hanen denied a preliminary motion asking that Rosenthal be ordered to forfeit more than $7.8 million because it was untimely filed and tossed out one mail fraud count.

Topics: Judicial Bribery Scandal-Sentencing

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