|By Adriana M. Chavez, El Paso Times, Texas|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
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
pleading 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 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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