San Antonio attorney focus of public corruption probe

San Antonio attorney focus of public corruption probe

San Antonio attorney focus of public corruption probe

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by Dillon Collier / KENS 5

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 3:41 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- A local attorney who represents clients in both federal and state court in San Antonio is the focus of a federal investigation into possible public corruption.

Al Acevedo is now cooperating with investigators, according to multiple sources at the federal and district court levels.

The San Antonio Division of the FBI has not commented publicly on the investigation.

Bexar County Assistant District Attorney Cliff Herberg offered "no comment" when KENS 5 reached out to the DA's office Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the New Mexico office of the U.S. Attorney said it is handling the investigation.

Frank Perez, Acevedo's attorney, spoke with KENS 5 Friday afternoon.

"I want to be clear, my client has not been charged with a crime yet," said Perez, who declined to discuss specific details of the investigation.

The website of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas still had Acevedo listed as the attorney of record for several on-going cases in federal court.

A member of the clerk's office said she "had heard rumblings" of Acevedo's situation Friday, but added she had not received paperwork to remove him from any cases.

Acevedo is the attorney of record for Cruz Garza Urtado, who has a hearing February 6 in Judge Orlando Garcia's court to decide if his supervised release will be revoked.

A court clerk confirmed Friday Acevedo is still listed as Urtado's attorney.

It was not immediately clear if Urtado's hearing and upcoming court appearances for his other clients would be pushed back or postponed.

Acevedo has not returned several calls for comment, but employees within his downtown office said he has been in and out of the office all week.

 

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