Garcia has paid nearly $20K in restitution payments to EPISD

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:18pm

Former superintendent Lorenzo Garcia has paid back thousands of dollars to El Paso ISD in less than a year, according to EPISD's spokesperson Vanessa Monsisvais.

He was sentenced to federal prison in 2012 for his part in a cheating scandal that kicked hundreds of students out of schools in order to raise standardized test scores.

His contract required he receive bonuses for those higher scores.

He was ordered by federal judge David Briones to pay the school district $180,000 in restitution.

NewsChannel 9 requested information on his payments so far and we've learned since October 2013 he's paid $19,775.

His last payment was received May 28th, through the U.S. District Clerk's office.

Garcia was released from the USP Lewisburg in Pennsylvania this month to a halfway house somewhere in South Central United States. His full sentence will be completed in November, a year earlier than originally sentenced, after completing a substance abuse program.

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