Former State Senator Uresti gets 12 years in prison
San Antonio, Texas
   
 
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Former state Sen. Carlos Uresti was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for his roles in defrauding investors in an oil field services company.

He was ordered to pay $6.3 million in restitution to victims and faces three years probation, after he is released, for each of 11 felony counts. But Uresti remains free on bond until the end of his next trial, which starts Oct. 22.

The longtime San Antonio politician was convicted in February of 11 felonies and had faced a recommended sentence between 168 to 210 months.

Uresti, 54, gave a lengthy statement at his sentencing and apologized to each of his victims at the John H. Wood Jr. Federal Courthouse in San Antonio.


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