Key Players in Corruption Scandal Get 6 Years

POSTED: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:29am

UPDATED: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 4:31pm

EL PASO- U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo sentenced El Paso County's former county judge and district clerk to six years in prison today.

Luther Jones and Gilbert Sanchez were found guilty of mail and wire fraud in April of this year. Jones and Sanchez were accused of rigging a multi-million dollar county contract back in 2004.

“The sentences imposed today send a strong message that those who have attempted to corrupt members of the El Paso County government will be held accountable for their actions and that such dishonesty will not be tolerated,” stated United States Attorney John E. Murphy. 

Jones received 6 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a $50,000 fine.

Sanchez received 6 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release.

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The sound of things to come for the EPISD superintendent.

The sad thing is that this is only one incident in hundreds, if not thousands, of corrupted but undetected transactions that take place in our city.

Make an example out of them and fry them!

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