Posted: Jun 19, 2012 3:06 PM
Updated: Jun 19, 2012 4:09 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Jose Manuel "Meme" Longoria, the convicted middleman in a corruption scandal in Cameron County, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Longoria, 52, was sentenced for his role in the FBI's public corruption investigation of former 404th District Court Judge Abel Corral Limas.
Longoria, a resident of San Benito, had pleaded guilty to one count of extortion, two counts of aiding and abetting extortion and one count of aiding and abetting honest services wire fraud by former state judge Abel Limas. He withdrew his sentencing plea agreement, not his guilty plea, earlier today.
U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen handed Longoria a 10-year sentence, which will be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Longoria will remain in federal custody pending transfer to a federal penitentiary.