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Ex-Judge Rudy Delgado, who’s serving time in federal prison for a judicial bribery conviction, will not gain compassionate release because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noting that Delgado has only served six months of a five-year sentence, Judge Alfred Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied a motion by Delgado that argued he is elderly and has a host of medical problems that put him at high risk of serious illness or death if he contracted the virus in prison.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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