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February 22, 2018      4:55 PM

Following conviction, Lt. Gov. Patrick strips Sen. Uresti of committee assignments

"I will replace him in those positions shortly so that the work of these committees can continue to move forward.”

Following the conviction of Sen. Carlos Uresti in his San Antonio fraud trial, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday wasted little time in stripping him of some of his powers as a senator.

“I have confidence in our judicial system and the jury has spoken. Though I recognize that Sen. Uresti is entitled to exercise his right to appeal, my first priority is to the people of Texas,” Patrick said. “Therefore, I will take immediate steps that will allow the members of the Texas Senate to focus on the critical issues facing our state as we prepare for the next legislative session.”

By Scott Braddock

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