Former Texas judge found guilty of embezzlement

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former El Paso County, Texas, judge has been found guilty of embezzlement in New Mexico.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that a Las Cruces jury on Wednesday found Anthony Cobos guilty of one county of embezzlement over $20,000 after he was accused of defrauding a couple of more than $43,000 in a property deal.

Cobos is facing up to nine years in prison when the sentencing phase of his trial begins Thursday.

The former Texas judge is already serving a four-year sentence on a 2013 federal corruption conviction.

Cobos was El Paso County’s the highest administrative official from 2007 to 2010. He pleaded guilty to taking bribes in exchange for his influence in steering a $40 million county bond refinancing contract to an investment bank. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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