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WATCH: Michelle Barrientes Vela faces sentencing after tampering conviction

Prosecuting legal professional Dawn McCraw, citing Barrientes Vela’s lack of a earlier prison historical past, mentioned it is possible she’ll obtain probation as a substitute of jail time.

SAN ANTONIO — Michelle Barrientes Vela, the embattled former Bexar County constable, faces sentencing Monday after being convicted on two counts of tampering with proof again in August.

The verdict concluded a two-week-long trial centered round allegations that Barrientes Vela altered and created her personal handwritten money logs for safety at Rodriguez Park on the town’s west aspect.

Prosecuting legal professional Dawn McCraw, citing Barrientes Vela’s lack of a earlier prison historical past, mentioned it is possible she’ll obtain probation as a substitute of a jail sentence.

Barrientes Vela serves as the previous Constable for Precinct 2 and stepped down from her function in October of 2019. At that point, she additionally tried to run for Bexar County Sheriff.

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