Former Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti turned himself in, to authorities on Tuesday, February 19 as ordered by a federal judge last week.
Uresti was accompanied by his family, attorney’s and friends as he arrived at the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas at approximately 1:00 pm to begin serving time behind bars after being convicted and sentenced for his role in a Ponzi Scheme.
Uresti was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for his role in the Four Winds Ponzi Scheme back in January of last year and had not begun to serve his sentencing since then.
Just last week he was sentenced to another five years after pleading guilty to bribery in a separate case.
Both sentences will run at the same time and Uresti could possibly be eligible for parole in 2029.
“Well, time is just time and I’m here to turn myself in. I have the support of my family, my lawyers. I have the Good Book (Bible) with me and I’m going to make the best of this next journey. And when I get out I’m going to go back to do what I was doing before which is help as many people possible especially the children of Texas. I just ask for everybody’s prayers over the next several years,” stated Uresti.
Uresti then proceeded to walk into the Federal Court building where he turned himself in to begin serving his time in prison.