Seems like every week another lawless, corrupt Democrat is arrested and charged for breaking the law. And the streak continued this week.
A former Democratic Texas state district judge was sentenced to five years in federal prison this week after a major FBI sting operation.
Hidalgo County District Judge Rudy Delgado was arrested and charged with taking bribes in exchange for giving favorable rulings in his courtroom for more than a decade.
Delgado accepted money hidden in six-packs of beer and received other favors totaling thousands of dollars from a criminal defense lawyer whose cases he was overseeing, according to Fox News.
“The bribery of a judge may be the worst break of the publics’ trust in government,” U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick said at the time. “Rudy Delgado used his position to enrich himself. He didn’t just tip the scales of justice, he knocked it over with a wad of cash and didn’t look back. Delgado’s actions unfairly tarnish all his former colleagues.”
Federal authorities arrested Delgado in early 2018 and raided his home and office.
He posted a $100,000 bond at the time after filing for an appeal, claiming he didn’t accept any bribes in exchange for favorable rulings.
Federal prosecutors unsealed his complaint late last year, which detailed allegations that the Democrat is accused of accepting three bribes from November 2016 to January 2018.
Agents investigated Delgado beginning in November 2016 when prosecutors set-up a sting operation with another undercover lawyer to bribe Delgado at least twice.
The FBI used the lawyer turned informant to build the entire case against Delgado, which featured phone recordings, meetings, and documentation showing he accepted bribes from the lawyer in return for favorable rulings in his courtroom.
Court documents reveal Delgado agreed to release the lawyer’s clients on bond in at least two separate cases after he received two bribes totaling $520.
In the third sting operation, which occurred on Jan. 17, the informant gave Delgado $5,500 in cash and secretly recorded their exchange when they met in person.
Making the case that much easier for the feds, Delgado released the lawyer’s client on bond the next morning.
Delgado is at least the sixth corrupt Democrat who has been charged and arrested in recent weeks.
Below are a few examples:
–FBI agents were seen on Tuesday carrying brown evidence bags as they raided Democratic Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval’s offices as part of an “ongoing criminal investigation.” The raids are rumored to be connected to Sandoval playing a key role in helping implement a 19-cent increase in the gas tax to help fund Democratic Governor J.B. Prtizker’s $45 billion plan to rebuild roads, bridges, and schools.
–Sherikia Hawkins, a prominent city clerk for Southfield, Michigan, was arrested and charged this week for allegedly forging records and falsely marking at least 200 absentee ballots as invalid during the 2018 midterm election. She is now facing six felony charges for the stunning election crimes.
–Ed Buck, who has spent decades donating serious money to prominent Democrats such as Obama and the Clintons, was arrested and charged with running a drug house. Two young black men have been found dead in the past 18 months inside Buck’s apartment.
–Fall River Democratic Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses.
–A Democrat superior court judge in Massachusetts was arrested for assault and battery after she attacked her wife inside their home. Judge Shannon Frison allegedly “forcibly grabbed” her wife’s hair while she was holding a young child.
–A Democratic Indiana state representative and firefighter was arrested and charged after impersonating a police officer and trying to buy cocaine while driving under the influence.