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DASO: Warrant issued earlier this week
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:45am
El Paso, Tx — Former El Paso County Judge Anthony Cobos, 46, was arrested shortly after 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, in El Paso, by U.S. Marsals and members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) on two felony warrants issued out of Doña Ana County. Cobos waived his extradition and is expected to arrive in Las Cruces later this afternoon.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Scott Williams confirmed that the U.S. Marshals Service and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) apprehended Cobos on behalf of the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office.
The two counts of felony fraud charge is in connection with an investigation alleging that Cobos intended to deceive or cheat two people out of real estate which had a market value greater than $20,000.
U.S. Marshals and the LSFTF were able to apprehend Cobos at his home in the 10000 block of Pescador in El Paso early Friday morning.
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Kelly Jameson confirmed that the 2nd degree Felony warrant was issued for the arrest of Cobos earlier this week.
She added that the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service assisted in serving the warrant and the arrest.
Anthony Cobos was sentenced earlier this month to four years in federal prison for his role in the ongoing public corruption scandal. Cobos was set to turn himself in to serve his prison term on February 11th, where he would be transferred to a federal facility in Englewood, Colorado.