Former constable Wooten loses his appeal

January 14, 2008 3:22:50 PM PST
The Texas Supreme Court has decided that former Precinct 7 Constable Perry Wooten should go to prison for abuse of office. The Supreme Court denied Wooten's appeal of a five year prison sentence he received in 2003. Prosecutors accused Wooten of running a time sheet scam in the constable's office that gave several workers about $100,000 in illegal overtime.

It will likely take about 60 days before a date is set for Wooten's next court appearance.

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