South Texas Judge Returning to Bench After Guilty Plea

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A judge from Eagle Pass will return to the bench after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of tampering with a government record.

State District Judge Amado Abascal the Third was indicted but never convicted of felony charges related to alleged improper campaign contributions.

Abascal was first charged in 2005 with falsely reporting the source of a $15,000 contribution. He was also charged with two counts of aggravated perjury for allegedly lying to a grand jury about the money.

With the case resolved, the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct lifted a suspension it imposed in October 2005.

The 365th district covers Maverick, Dimmit and Zavala counties.

Abascal was elected to a fifth term last year while suspended.

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