POSTED: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 2:37pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 3:39pm
EL PASO — A jury Friday sentenced Lorenzo Garcia, after his guilty plea in June admitting to getting kids out of taking the TAKS test to get federal money and bonuses. He also confessed to getting a contract secured for his girlfriend.
Garcia will face a sentence 3.5 years to begin immediately at La Tuna Federal Prison in Anthony, Texas.
In addition, Garcia will need to pay a $56.5 thousand fine and $180 thousand in restitution.
Tune in to News Channel 9 at 5, 6 and 10 to hear from Garcia's ex-wife, his defense attorneys and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.