A California lawyer who allegedly agreed to accept more than $100,000 in bribes in exchange for coaching his client to lie to a grand jury investigating immigration fraud has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges.
Alfred N. Villalobos, who recently moved from West Hills, Calif., to South Lake Tahoe, Calif., was indicted on Aug. 21. Federal prosecutors allege that Villalobos coerced an attorney who represents the target of an immigration fraud investigation to give him $107,000 in cash and other compensation. In exchange, Villalobos promised that his client, referred to in court documents as “Client One,” would make false statements to the federal prosecutor conducting the investigation, as well as to the grand jury.
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