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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 9:52pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — Former Socorro Mayor and school district board member Guillermo "Willie" Gandara Sr. will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo at 10a.m. on Thursday, December 19th, on a public corruption charge.
Gandara admitted that when he was a school district board member, he traded votes with Frank Apodaca and Access Healthcare in exchange for financial benefits.
He also negotiated a construction contract in exchange for his vote.
Gandara pleaded guilty to one charge of wire fraud in exchange to drop the mail fraud charges, as part of a deal back in July.
Under the plea deal, Gandara can face up to 42 months in prison and a $500,000 fine.