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South Texas campaign worker pleads guilty to vote buying

Guadalupe Escamilla faces up to 5 years in prison

A Weslaco woman pleaded guilty to paying voters to cast ballots in favor of school board candidates.

Guadalupe Escamilla pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to one count of vote buying.

Prosecutors said she indicated that at least two board candidates gave her money to buy votes.

Escamilla is scheduled to be sentenced in August and face up to five years in prison.