State Rep. Reynolds gets 1 year in jail, fine after barratry conviction (Houston Chronicle)

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By Matthew Tresaugue

State Rep. Ron Reynolds, a Fort Bend County Democrat convicted last week in an “ambulance chasing for profit” scheme, could spend up to a year in jail after being sentenced Monday to the maximum penalty by a Montgomery County jury.

The Fort Bend County Democrat was convicted Friday of five counts of illegally soliciting clients, or misdemeanor barratry. A six-person jury on Monday rejected his plea for probation, and instead sentenced him to 12 months behind bars and a fine of several thousand dollars.

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