Body of South Texas Attorney Found in Bay

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The body of a South Texas attorney sentenced to federal prison for bribing a judge has been found after a driver said he saw the man jump from the Queen Isabella Causeway in an apparent suicide.

Authorities say a taxi driver reported seeing a man jump into Laguna Madre about 4 a.m. Thursday. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said family members identified a body found late Thursday afternoon as 56-year-old Ray Marchan.

Marchan was to report Thursday to a federal prison in Fort Worth to begin serving a 3½-year sentence. Court records show a judge on Wednesday denied Marchan's emergency motion for bond pending appeal.

Marchan was convicted of racketeering for bribing former state District Judge Abel Limas and had been allowed to remain free until he reported to prison.

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