My story is HERE
It's all connected with the $6.3 million paid to political consultant Armando Gutierrez in 2004 to produce public service spots for that election. Gutierrez, according to federal and state audits, could only account for $2.6 million of those payments.
Gutierrez also was indicted as were lobbyists Joe and Elizabeth Kupfer. Each was indicted on 50 counts.
I added it up. If convicted on all counts and sentenced to the max on each one (which is not very likely even if the jury convicted on all counts) Vigil-Giron and the others would receive more than 200 years in prison. (I stress again, not very likely.)
I think that could be described as having the book thrown at you.
Vigil-Giron on Wednesday said in a statement she could account for "every nickel" and claimed to be the subject of a "witch hunt."