Four people tied to El Paso public corruption scheme to be sentenced Tuesday [El Paso Times, Texas]
|By Adriana M. Chavez, El Paso Times, Texas|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
All four remain free on bond after pleading guilty last summer to conspiracy charges in the public corruption investigation involving Access HealthSource, a company that offered health care insurance.
They and seven other local political figures were indicted in 2010 on charges that they corruptly steered more than
Four of those indicted -- former Access president
Two co-defendants in the case, former
guilty to conspiracy to commit mail or wire fraud, while Sanchez was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charge.
The 11th person charged in the same indictment, former
So far, it is not clear whether they will testify against Gandara.
Apodaca pleaded guilty in July to one count of racketeering. He admitted to directing cash bribes and other gifts to members of the
Prosecutors say Access did not deliver on its obligations, costing district employees and taxpayers millions.
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