El Paso lawyer faces up to 330 years for fraud-related crime

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas lawyer earlier sentenced to 20 years in a $600 million drug money case faces up to 330 more years in prison for fraud and other financial crimes.

Marco Antonio Delgado was convicted Wednesday in El Paso of three counts of wire fraud, seven counts of money laundering and nine counts of engaging in monetary transactions of criminally derived property.

Federal prosecutors in El Paso say Delgado was accused of conspiring to launder money he allegedly stole from a Mexican utility company. No sentencing date was immediately set for the 50-year-old former El Paso philanthropist and ex-Carnegie Mellon University trustee.

Delgado in 2013 was convicted of drug conspiracy-related counts and later sentenced to 20 years for scheming to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.

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