Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BUT HE TOLD ME HE WAS "COMPLETELY INNOCENT"


Manny Aragon, former state Senate president pro-tem and Majority Leader, pleaded guilty this morning to three federal felony counts of conspiracy and mail fraud in the Metropolitan Courthouse scandal.

According to his plea agreement, he'll serve 5 and a half years in federal prison.

Read an Associated Press account HERE.

According to one AP account Aragon told reporters outside the federal courthouse today “It wasn’t a very happy day for me,” and said he was eager “to put this behind us and move forward.”

But just a year ago, I covered his arraignment, after which he told reporters, "Those of you who were in the courtroom know that I have pleaded not guilty. I have only one further statement. I am completely innocent."

I wonder if this means the National Hispanic Culture Center will change the name of this tower?

THE MANNY ARAGON TORREON

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