More details are coming out about the son of a former Webb County Judge, and local attorney, who pled guilty to charges of racketeering. Alonzo Ramos was arraigned in a Dallas federal courtroom on Thursday, where he pled guilty to one count of racketeering. In the indictment it's stated that Alonzo Ramos traveled to Louisiana in 2007 to meet with a drug smuggling suspect who was being housed in a Louisiana jail. Ramos offered to pay the suspect more than $48,000 if he agreed to not cooperate with federal investigators in a drug trafficking case. Federal authorities began recording phone calls between the suspect and Ramos.
In a recorded phone call Ramos offered to meet up with the suspect's relative, here in Laredo to make the payment. Ramos admitted the money was the proceeds from drug trafficking. Ramos has not been sentenced yet, but terms of the agreement say he will see no more than a maximum of five years in prison. Sentencing is set for July 5th at the district court in Dallas.