Both sides have rested in the Texas trial of five men charged with using a horse racing and breeding operation to launder drug money for a Mexican cartel.
A federal judge in Austin scheduled closing arguments for Wednesday in the case linked to an Oklahoma ranch that allegedly fronted the Zetas cartel. All five men are charged with money laundering conspiracy.
Lawyers for Jose Trevino Morales, Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa and Fernando Solis Garcia declined to call any witnesses. Prosecutors say Jose Trevino Morales is a brother of a suspected Zetas cartel leader.
Also on trial are horse trainer Eusevio Maldonado Huitron and his older brother Jesus Maldonado Huitron, who's in the construction business. Witnesses for the brothers testified Thursday about their limited education but said both were hard workers.
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