EL PASO, Texas – A Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee has pleaded not guilty to laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel.
Marco Antonio Delgado entered the plea Thursday during a hearing in federal court in El Paso. He asked Judge Norbert Garney to schedule a bond hearing for Wednesday.
Prosecutors say Delgado conspired to launder a cartel's drug profits from July 2007 through December 2008. The indictment doesn't say which cartel.
A biography that was recently pulled from the university's website says Delgado joined Mexican president elect Enrique Peña Nieto's campaign in early 2012 and is part of his transition team. Pena's team denies knowing Delgado.
The university says Delgado provided the biographical information.