The governor has set July 31 as the date in which voters will choose who will fill the vacancy of a lawmaker convicted of multiple federal counts of fraud and money laundering.
The San Antonio lawmaker’s resignation comes four months after his conviction on multiple counts of fraud and money laundering.
The jury convicted state Senator Carlos Uresti and co-defendant Gary Cain on federal fraud charges. Uresti immediately said he would appeal and declined to step down from office.
Carlos Uresti linked to fraud investigation of defunct company.