Former judge Rudy Delgado, who is in prison for judicial bribery, is asking a federal judge for compassionate release, arguing that he’s at high risk of dying from the coronavirus because of frail health.

“This court never intended its sentence of imprisonment to practically result in a death sentence. It is not hyperbole to consider that Mr. Delgado is serving a sentence in a situation in which there is a significant likelihood of severe illness and death,” said a motion for compassionate release filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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