State Senator Carlos Uresti faces multiple criminal charges related to his dealings with a bankrupt frack-sand company and corruption in Reeves County.
Here’s everything he’s been charged with:
- one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud;
- two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering;
- five more substantive counts of wire fraud;
- two counts of securities fraud;
- one count of engaging in monetary transactions with property derived from specified unlawful activity;
- one count of being an unregistered securities broker;
- one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
That’s a total of 13 charges and more than 200 years in prison for the San Antonio Democrat. In a statement, Uresti said he plans to plead not guilty and called the charges “groundless,” reports American Lookout.
“THE CHARGES AGAINST ME ARE GROUNDLESS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO PROVING MY INNOCENCE IN A COURT OF LAW AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME. I WILL ENTER A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY AND IMMEDIATELY RETURN TO WORK REPRESENTING DISTRICT 19.”
In February, FBI and IRS agents raided Uresti’s offices in search for evidence that would prove his alleged involvement in developing a Ponzi scheme to peddle fracking sand for oil production. According to the other indictment, a Lubbock businessman paid Uresti $10,000 a month from 2006 to 2016 to secure a Reeves County Correctional Center medical services contract for his company.
When you think about it, it’s really not that big of a surprise, considering that the Democratic party is known to be a large criminal organization that engages in criminal activity on a regular basis!