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By: Jennifer Saucedo
Bernie Morin, 54, who is the former maintenance and operations director at Northside I.S.D., was sentenced for bribery.
A judge gave Morin five years deferred adjudication, a form of probation.
Over the summer, Morin was indicted for bribery.
Investigators say Morin took $25,000.00 in bribes from a company that sold equipment to the district.
"I am very sorry that I've pain so many people," Morin told the judge during his sentencing hearing. "I'm very remorseful of what has taken place."
Under a plea deal, Morin faced five years in prison.
He pleaded "no contest" to the bribery charge.
"Mr. Morin has tremendous remorse for what has occurred here," said Morin's attorney Loraine Efron. "He's suffered enormous consequence personally, financially."
If Morin violates any terms of his probation, he may face the full range of punishment which is two to twenty years in prison.
Houston man shot in head trying to help woman
May 19, 2013 16:16 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston man was shot in the head after he confronted another man who had dragged his wife out of a nail salon during a domestic dispute.
The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/12M9Q8m ) reported two men confronted the husband on a sidewalk outside the salon where the wife worked. They tried to restrain the husband.
Assistant chief deputy for a Harris County Constable's Office Woody Mitchell told the newspaper that during the struggle on Friday, the woman's husband opened fire with a handgun, wounding one of the men.
The woman's husband has been arrested.
The wounded man was taken to a Houston hospital.
Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com
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