Former judge convicted of voter fraud in New Mexico
The episodes of fraud related to Favela's voting behavior during the 2004 elections. Evidence presented during a week-long jury trial indicated that Favela voted in both El Paso, Texas, and Dona Ana, New Mexico in November 2004 election.
Favela was a candidate for the Dona Ana judgeship at the same time that he was living in El Paso, Texas.
He was convicted for false voting, making a false statement on his candidate declaration and falsifying documents in a municipal election.
Favela faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine on each count.