Convicted Democrat Uresti says he will resign his position

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state senator from San Antonio is resigning, months after being convicted on 11 federal counts of money laundering and wire and securities fraud.

Democrat Carlos Uresti was convicted in February and is awaiting sentencing of up to 20 years in prison.

Uresti is appealing and wasn’t up for re-election until 2020, but announced that he would quit effective Thursday.

He said in a Monday statement that “keeping in mind the best interests of my constituents and my family, be most prudent that I step down” to focus on “ensuring that justice is done.”

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