SAN ANGELO, Texas — Former San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez, 52, was sentenced to 186 months in prison.
More than two dozen people, including friends, family and supporters, were in court as four character witnesses, his ex-wife, his father, a licensed counselor for the Vasquez family and a friend of the family spoke on behalf of Vasquez on August 5.
In late March, Vasquez was found guilty of all four charges against him after receiving at least $175,000 from Dailey & Wells and its affiliates.
- One count of receiving a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds
- Three counts of honest services mail fraud.
The maximum sentence for the charges is 70 years in federal prison. Vasquez will only serve 15.5 years.
In addition to the prison sentence, Vasquez is ordered to pay a $35,000 fine and will be on probation for a year after his release from prison.