Jun 13, 2013 5:21 PM
KINGSVILLE - An appeals court has reversed a conviction against Kleberg County Commissioner Romeo Lomas.
Prosecutors said Lomas had used his position as a commissioner to have some debris removed from property he owned.
The judges ruled the court handling the 2010 case for misuse of county equipment and employees had made an error in admitting certain evidence to the trial.
Lomas received jail time, which was suspended pending appeal, and ordered to pay an $1,800 fine.
The Texas Attorney General's office has 30 days to appeal the reversal of the conviction.
Lomas has served as a commissioner for roughly 30 years.
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