Both Sides Rest In Texas Drug, Horse Racing Trial

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

The start of the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies, part of the Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, on October 30, 2004 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The start of the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies, part of the Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, on October 30, 2004 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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…

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