On or about January 1, 2011, I assumed office as judge of the 144th Judicial District Court, located in Bexar County, Texas. During my term of service as judge of the 144th Judicial District Court, I knowingly participated in a scheme to defraud the State of Texas and citizens of Bexar County, Texas of their right to my honest services inasmuch as I solicited and accepted things of value from Alberto Acevedo, Jr., including vehicle repairs to my two Mercedes Benz, my 1992 Mercedes Benz 300CE and my 2001 Mercedes Benz S430. I accepted these benefits knowing that the purpose behind them was to influence me to exercise my official discretion as judge of the 144th Judicial District Court in favor of Mr. Acevedo and his clients. From at least January 2013 to September 2013, Mr. Acevedo paid for repairs and services to my two Mercedes. I took steps to cover up my dealing with Mr. Acevedo by failing to report the benefits I had received from him on my Personnel Statement for 2013. On May 20, 2013 at 7:02 p.m., I sent Mr. Acevedo a text message to make arrangements to drop off my 2011 Mercedes Benz S430 at his law firm so that he could take it to his mechanic for repairs. That text message traveled in interstate commerce.
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