Uresti found guilty, Democracy Vouchers, Murphy’s questionable contract, and the FBI is probing Cypress Creek EMS

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Texas state Sen. Carlos Uresti was found guilty on all 11 fraud charges against him in a San Antonio federal court this weekIt took jurors approximately 11 hours to reach the verdict over a three-day period. He was found guilty on every count and faces decades in prison.

This week Austin’s Charter Review Commission is likely to ask the City Council to tax its citizens and turn the money over to voters in the form of vouchers to contribute to their favorite candidates.

A contract between state Rep. Jim Murphy and the Houston’s Westchase Management District provides bonuses for the Houston state representative if he secures state funding for various projects, flirting with a state law that forbids lawmakers from lobbying, according to Murphy’s opponents and legal experts.

For more than two years, the FBI has been probing for evidence of fraud and campaign corruption at Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, according to an investigative consultant who has also been scrutinizing the agency.

Also this week:

Questionable tactics, dueling accusations mark Geren, French primary

Donna ISD superintendent resigns, will receive four more month’s pay

Superintendent sacked in DeSoto amidst speculation

After early voting, Abbott continued his salvos against Rep. Sarah Davis

Atty files criminal complaint against County Judge candidate Cox; Cox says ‘baseless’

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