Friday, March 31, 2023 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Bailiff Took Bribes |From Deadbeat Dads

EL PASO, Texas (CN) - A former state court bailiff was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for taking bribes from at least 10 people and promising to manipulate court records to reduce their child support payments.

Juan Alfredo Rede took $2,000 to $2,500 from each victim, but the U.S. Attorney's Office said that "no court documents appear to have been manipulated."

Rede, 36, worked in the 383rd District Court in El Paso. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

Read the Top 8

Sign up for the Top 8, a roundup of the day's top stories delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday.