ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Former political leader Manny Aragón was ordered Tuesday topay nearly $2 million in fines and restitution for his role inskimming more than $4 million in public money from the constructionof the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse.
Aragón was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. He andprosecutors had already agreed on a five-and-a-half-year prisonsentence during a plea deal in October, which the judge said hewouldn't change.
Instead, Judge William P. Johnson on Tuesday decided on how muchin fines and restitution Aragón would pay.
He ordered Aragón to pay more than $1 million inrestitution and $750,000 in fines.
Meanwhile, coconspirator Raul Parra, who also pleaded guilty forhis role, is due to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon.
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