Former Texas Senator Kisses His Mansion Goodbye Following Criminal Conviction

Hannah Bleau

Former Texas Senator Carlos Uresti was sentenced to 12 years in prison last month. He’s been convicted of wire fraud and money laundering. He “has been ordered to pay a whopping $6.3 million in restitution to his victims.” In order to do that, he had to sell his $1.7 million mansion.

His luxe $1.7 million Helotes home complete with six bedrooms, five bathroom and three half bathrooms has hit the market.

The stunning 8,000-square-foot home is called Terrazzo dell’Infinito meaning the ‘Infinity Terrace’.

And the home lives up to its name, transporting residents to a sun-drenched Italian getaway that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of Texas life.

The property features a four-car garage with attached apartment, a turquoise blue pool for cooling off in the Texas sun and a bubbling hot tub on the endless sprawling estate.

Located on a hilly three acre land, the Italian style property is a ‘Tuscan sanctuary’ reminiscent of the ‘Old World’.

Surrounded by foliage and Romanesque statues, the mansion transports residents to a European world of tranquility.

‘This property is truly captivating, unmatched by its beauty. This isn’t simply a home-it’s a lifestyle,’ the listing describes the grandiose mansion.

The Daily Mail provides a bunch of pictures of the mansion. It is BREATHTAKING. It looks like a resort. But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk about how the Daily Mail failed to note that this guy was a DEMOCRATIC politician. I know it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but it got me thinking about how MSM reports the news. If Uresti had identified as a Republican politician, you KNOW it would’ve been mentioned in the article.

By the way, word has it Uresti wants taxpayers to cover the appeal of his criminal conviction.

Felon and former state Sen. Carlos Uresti wants taxpayers to foot the bill for the appeal of his criminal conviction.

Uresti’s broke and can’t afford the costs to appeal his conviction, his 12-year prison sentence and the $6.3 million in restitution owed to his victims, according to a new court filing.

Uresti is asking Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra to appoint as his appellate lawyer Michael McCrum, a San Antonio criminal-defense lawyer who was part of the legal team that represented the former lawmaker at trial earlier this year.

“Mr. Uresti is financially unable to obtain counsel and wants counsel to remain the same but be appointed by the government because he can’t afford to pay attorney fee, costs, etc.,” a Tuesday court filing states.

Stand up guy, that Uresti. SMH.

h/t My San Antonio