Sentencing set for Laredo attorney in drug case

August 1, 2011 5:08:34 AM PDT
Prosecutors say a South Texas attorney faces up to five years in prison for offering a Louisiana jail inmate thousands of dollars to keep quiet in a drug case. Sentencing is Monday in Dallas for Alonzo Ramos of Laredo. Ramos in April pleaded guilty to interstate travel in aid of racketeering. He also must surrender his law license.

Court documents indicate Ramos, who visited the inmate in jail, offered him more than $48,000 from drug proceeds. The inmate told law officers that he believed Ramos contacted him to make sure he wasn't cooperating with them. The discussions were recorded by federal agents.

Further details on the prisoner haven't been released.

Ramos is the son of former State District Judge Andres Ramos.

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