CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A federal jury here convicted a Texas resident who had been indicted for offering a $50,000 bride to a Resolution Trust Corp. contractor, the RTC said.

The jury found Houston resident Viren Patel - also known as Victor Patel - guilty of giving an illegal gratuity to a public official and of interstate travel to facilitate an unlawful activity.

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