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Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune

In fraud trial, lawyer for Carlos Uresti claims senator’s ignorance of business partners’ wrongdoing

In opening arguments in the federal criminal case against state Sen. Carlos Uresti, prosecutors alleged that he used his reputation as a public official to lend credibility to a frac-sand company's Ponzi scheme. But defense attorneys for the San Antonio Democrat claim he was never aware of the company's criminal activity.

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