Days after the announcement, he was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for his involvement in a now-defunct oil field services company that defrauded investors. As part of his sentence, he owes about $6.3 million to the victims of his crimes.
Uresti, his wife, and other family representatives are prohibited from diminishing the value of any of his property under a restraining order issued by Senior U.S. District Judge
There is an exception under the restraining order that allows for the payment of “normal monthly living expenses” — including for Lleanna.
The restraining order has prevented Uresti from receiving his pension from the Texas Employee Retirement System, Lleanna notes in her court filing.
“Without these checks
On Friday, Uresti filed court papers requesting that he be allowed to start receiving his state pension because he “doesn’t have the money to survive.” He added he has no funds to pay basic living expenses.
ERS “refuses to issue any checks” to him because of the restraining order, his filing adds.
Ezra has set a Tuesday court hearing on Uresti’s request. The
Both of the Urestis also want Ezra to rule that the restraining order doesn’t prevent them from entering into an agreed divorce and property settlement.
“My client just wants to get a divorce,” said Juanita Peláez-Prada, Lleanna’s lawyer. “Unfortunately, we were tied up by this restraining order.” Just how much of Uresti’s pension Lleanna will receive will be determined in the divorce proceeding, Peláez-Prada said.
In requesting the restraining order, prosecutors expressed skepticism about the divorce. They alleged it’s mainly an attempt to avoid having to pay restitution to Uresti’s victims.
Peláez-Prada denied that was the case.
“You guys have several times reported on the allegations against
Uresti’s five-week trial included vivid testimony about him carrying on an extramarital relationship. He and Lleanna were married in 2012.
As part of his efforts to make restitution to his victims, Uresti previously obtained court approval to sell the couple’s
Uresti was indicted last year over his involvement in FourWinds Logistics, a
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