The former executive director of the La Joya Housing Authority is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges. Frances Salinas entered her guilty plea yesterday in U.S. District Court.
The plea deal drops charges that Salinas conspired to defraud the City of La Joya and the housing authority, in exchange for pleading guilty to one charge related to fraud in the construction of a daycare center.
Salinas will have to pay restitution of more than 70-thousand-dollars as part of the deal. A sentencing hearing has been set for August 31st.