State Rep. Cecilia Velasquez was sentenced Friday to one year of probation for her guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully using food stamps.
State Rep. Cecilia Velasquez pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of food stamps but faces no jail time when she is sentenced in December.
PHOENIX - State Rep. Cecilia Velasquez was sentenced Friday to one year of probation for her guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully using food stamps.
The one-term Democrat from Litchfield Park also was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service.
She was accused of fraudulently obtaining $1,726 in benefits.
Her lawyer says she has already paid back the money to the state.
Officials have said Velasquez falsely claimed she had two dependents, gave a false address and allowed two other people to use her food stamp benefit card.
Her attorney has said there was only one dependent at issue, a daughter who Hernandez falsely claimed still lived with her.
She dropped her re-election bid after being indicted.