Former state Sen. Carlos Uresti was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in
prison for his roles in defrauding investors in an oil field services
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.