Two things: (1) The sentence was pretty light, just probation and fines. (2) A lot of time elapsed between conviction and sentencing. This combination might make some folks nervous, in this town, and in the Rio Grande Valley, that Flores cooperated with prosecutors to get a reduced sentence. A speakers race, a budget crisis, redistricting, and, possibly, ethics investigations: This session could turn into a three-ring circus, if it isn’t one already.
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