EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a West Texas lawyer has been indicted on charges of laundering more than $600 million in drug profits for a Mexican drug cartel.
Homeland Security Investigations officials said in a news release Wednesday that El Paso attorney Marco Antonio Delgado was arrested last week. The statement didn't specify which cartel was involved.
Delgado's attorney, Jose Montes, said his client would plead not guilty at a hearing Thursday. Records show Delgado was being held at the El Paso County jail.
An indictment says Delgado conspired between July 2007 and December 2008 to launder drug profits for the cartel.