Carlos Uresti

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State Senator Carlos Uresti is no longer allowed to practice law in Texas. The convicted democratic San Antonio senator surrendered his law license instead of facing disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas.

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San Antonio State Rep. Roland Gutierrez made it official on Saturday at Brook City-Base: He's running to replace embattled State. Sen. Carlos Uresti, who was convicted on 11 counts of fraud and money laundering charges in February. Gutierrez announced his campaign even though Uresti has not left his Senate seat.


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A federal jury has found state Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio guilty of 11 charges, including wire fraud, money laundering and securities fraud related to his involvement with the bankrupt fracking sand company FourWinds Logistics.


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Updated Feb. 21

Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday from both the defense and prosecution in the federal trial against State Sen. Carlos Uresti and his involvement in the bankrupt fracking sand company Four Winds Logistics.

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Attorneys for State Senator Carlos Uresti say he had nothing to do with the fraud involved at Four Winds that caused investors to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, while government attorneys argue he conspired to defraud investors. Monday's opening statements began a trial expected to last three weeks.

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