State Representative Kino Flores Found Guilty

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POSTED: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 9:13am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 7:11pm

A veteran state representative from the Valley, Kino Flores, has been found guilty of accepting bribes and not reporting income.

A jury in Austin returned that verdict against the District 36 representative on Wednesday, which is McAllen, Mission and the Pharr area. Flores has represented the Valley as a Democrat in Austin since 1996. Flores and his attorney had no comment following the decision. Throughout the trial. the attorneys for Flores maintained his innocence saying he had only made bookkeeping mistakes, but Flores never took the stand to defend himself against the charges, even though his attorneys had told the jury he would.

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