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Jury Finds Luther Jones, Gilbert Sanchez Guilty On All Charges ^ | 20 April 2011 | Dena Richardson

Posted on 04/24/2011 4:23:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog

EL PASO, Texas -- Luther Jones and Gilbert Sanchez were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a jury found them guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Twelve jurors agreed Jones and Sanchez devised a scheme to make money and defraud the citizens of El Paso County of honest services by rigging a multi-million dollar contract to digitize records in the district clerk’s office in 2004.

The jury reached the guilty verdict around 1:30 p.m. after deliberating for roughly seven hours over two days.

Jones and Sanchez showed little visible reaction to the verdict, looking straight ahead. Jones swallowed while hearing the outcome. His daughter burst into tears.

U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo revoked bail for both as soon as the guilty verdict was read. He also ordered that they must not transfer or spend any money except to pay bills.

“I don’t know what he was expecting,” said John Jones, Jones’ brother and attorney. “But we will file a motion for bail.”

Jones’ other family members had no words for the media as they left the federal courthouse. Sanchez’s family also left without comment.

“It had obviously been traumatic,” said Sanchez’s attorney John Granberg. “I mean this trial has lasted about three weeks, and obviously this takes a toll on everybody.”

“I’m surprised at the verdict. I gotta go,” said Jones’ attorney Stephen Peters appearing to be choked up as he abruptly walked away.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: crooks; democrat; fraud; theft

1 posted on 04/24/2011 4:23:32 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Both rats. Imagine that!

2 posted on 04/24/2011 5:07:12 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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