A co-conspirator of former state senator Carlos Uresti was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison months after pleading guilty for his part in a scheme that stole millions of dollars from investors.
Stanley Bates, the former CEO of failed fracking sand company FourWinds Logistics, cried in court and let out an audible gasp as Judge David Ezra announced the sentence.
Victimized investors, including star witness Denise Cantu, testified about how the actions of Bates, Uresti and Gary Cain damaged their lives. Cantu alone said she lost $900,000.
“These men knew how I received this money, and the great loss and pain,” said Cantu, who at times stared at Bates as she recalled the 2010 car crash that killed two of her five children.
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