Former Aliviane CEO to be sentenced Monday

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 9:44pm

The former Aliviane CEO will be sentenced Monday for defrauding a county program that was meant to help children with serious mental illnesses.

A jury convicted Cirilo "Chilo" Madrid of federal mail fraud and embezzlement charges for his role in the scheme.

In 2002, El Paso County created the Border Childrens' Mental Health Collaborative and received a $9.5 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The county paid LKG $550,000 for evaluation services.

LKG paid Madrid $100,000 for a sustainability study of the collaborative, portions of which were copied from various websites.

Former LKG President Ruben "Sonny" Garcia and Madrid paid former County Judge Dolores Briones for her support of the contract.

U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo sentenced Garcia to 48 months in prison and Briones to 30 months in prison.
 

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