Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti who was possibly facing sanctions and disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas surrendered his license to practice law in March and was affirmed by the Texas Supreme court Monday April 17, 2018.
Uresti was found guilty and convicted two months ago by a federal jury on 11 felony charges including theft by a public servant is now seeing many negative effects from his actions.
Uresti will have to stop practicing law after more than 25 years of doing so due to his legal problems that could ultimately see him facing numerous years in prison.
Senator Uresti would have faced being disbarred by the State Bar of Texas during the month of June when he is expected to be sentenced for his convictions. Uresti was found guilty Feb. 22 of securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, among other charges, over his involvement in FourWinds Logistics.
Uresti is expected to appeal his conviction and sentencing. His attorneys had filed a motion asking for a new trial but it was denied.
Another question that remains is when will Uresti resign his position as State Senator?
Political experts believe that he will be doing so during the month of May.
At that time there will be two options either Texas Governor Greg Abbott may call a special election during the month of July or could be decided in the November General election.
Ex U.S Congressman Pete Gallego has already launched an exploratory committee to possibly run for the position that Uresti will ultimately vacate.