Rep. Joe Driver, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to double billing thousands of dollars in travel expenses, could finish out his term if a Travis County judge accepts a prosecutor’s recommendation that his adjudication be deferred.
The plea agreement includes $63,746 in restitution and a $5,000 fine. The judge, according to the story, is not, however, bound by the recommendation.
When asked about it by a reporter in August of 2010 Driver said he was unaware that he had been doing anything wrong.
“Basically, my family and I are thankful that this has been resolved,” Driver told reporters Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse, the Texas Tribune reported.
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