|By Marty Schladen, El Paso Times, Texas|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Court documents filed Wednesday show that the
Now Madrid, who is scheduled to go on trial
Madrid also asked on Thursday that his indictment be dismissed on a matter related to the initial appointment of
Madrid is due in court at
Potential conflicts of interest appear to have prompted decisions by Associate
Deputy Attorney General
Briones is the sister of Senior U.S. District Judge
It would be a potential conflict for
"You would never want to put the judge in a bad position," he said.
guilty in July in a separate proceeding. He faces up to five years in prison, and he and his company each could have to repay
Madrid, an associate of Garcia and longtime CEO of
But in his court filings Schydlower cites case law and passages in
"There exist facts then, unknown to (Schydlower) or
In a motion filed Thursday, Madrid is asking that his entire indictment be dismissed because
Documents prosecutors did hand over to Madrid say the New Mexico U.S. attorney is responsible for decisions about
In the Access case, 11 officials were indicted in 2010 on charges that they fraudulently steered more than
Federal authorities in
Medina has pleaded guilty. Despite having an apparently lesser role in the conspiracy than
In the LKG case,
Henning and another federal-sentencing expert have said that
Madrid's court filings say it appears that prosecutors in the
It also says prosecutors waited until the case was well under way to tell Madrid that the
Documents released by prosecutors don't say when the
Henning said the
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