Texas Ex-Mayor Gets 3 1/2 Years In $100M Kickback Scandal

Law360, Houston (December 19, 2013, 3:26 PM EST) -- A former West Texas mayor was slapped with a 42-month prison sentence in Texas federal court Thursday for his role in a kickback scheme designed to steer $100 million in government health insurance contracts to a subsidiary of Access Plans USA Inc.

U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo sentenced Guillermo “Willie” Gandara Sr., the onetime mayor of Socorro, Texas, to 3 1/2 years in prison on a single count of aiding and abetting mail fraud. Gandara pled guilty to the charge last summer, admitting that he had...
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