Both Sides Rest In Texas Drug, Horse Racing Trial

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

AUSTIN (AP) — Jurors in the trial of five men charged with using a horse racing and breeding operation to launder drug money for a Mexican cartel will return to court on Wednesday to hear closing arguments.

A federal judge in Austin gave jurors a three day break after both sides rested in the case linked to an Oklahoma ranch horse racing operation that allegedly fronted the Zetas cartel. All five men are charged with money laundering conspiracy.

Lawyers for Jose Trevino Morales, Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa and Fernando Solis Garcia declined to call any witnesses.

Among those in custody is Jose Trevino Morales, the younger brother of reputed top Zetas founders and leaders Miguel Angel and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales.

Also on trial are horse trainer Eusevio Maldonado Huitron and his older brother Jesus Maldonado Huitron, who’s in the construction business. Witnesses for the brothers testified Thursday about their…

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