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Wed Jun 27, 2018, 02:09 AM

Former Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti sentenced to 12 years in prison on fraud charges

AUSTIN A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former state Sen. Carlos Uresti to 12 years in prison.

The San Antonio Democrat, who officially resigned Thursday, was found guilty in February of 11 felonies, including fraud and money laundering.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Uresti must pay $6.3 million in restitution to his victims and will be free on bond until his next trial on Oct. 22.

The Express-News reported that prosecutors were seeking at least 17.5 years in prison.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2018/06/26/ex-sen-carlos-uresti-sentenced-12-years-jail

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