3 in Collin County guilty over election campaign
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A jury has convicted a North Texas district clerk and two employees of abuse of office charges over campaign work done on county time.
A judge Tuesday then sentenced the women to probation.
The Dallas Morning News reports the judge removed Patricia Wyson Crigger as Collin County district clerk, in the case involving her 2010 re-election campaign. Convicted felons are barred from holding public office in Texas.
Judy Blazier was promoted to interim county clerk. She then fired Rebecca Littrell and Sherry Bell.
Crigger and Littrell were convicted of abuse of official capacity and conspiracy to commit abuse of official capacity. Bell was convicted of conspiracy to commit abuse of official capacity.
Crigger and Littrell must serve four years of probation. Bell was sentenced to two years of probation.