SAN ANTONIO - Day three of state Sen. Carlos Uresti’s fraud trial began Wednesday with a delay after a juror became ill.
The judge decided to dismiss the juror after it was confirmed she had the flu, and the trial continued with the first alternate juror taking her place.
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Uresti and his co-defendant, Gary Cain, are accused of being involved in a Ponzi scheme related to an oilfield services company called Four Winds Logistics. The company is no longer in business.
Uresti served as a legal counsel for the company and recruited investors. Cain was a former consultant for the business.
Uresti faces 11 felony charges, and Cain faces nine felony charges. The trial is expected to last three weeks.
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