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Ex-cleric Gets Probation in Bribery Case

Donald Flanary

Attorney Don Flanary of Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley appeared alongside his client, Anthony M. “Tony” Mayhan on Friday, August 8th in Federal Court. Mayhan received five years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service (U.S. v. Anthony Mayhan; Cause No. 5:12-CR-1084-FB).

In October, Mayhan pleaded guilty to a bribery charge while working for the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). Mayhan was the compliance officer for SAISD from 2002 to 2011, and allegedly funneled contracts to family members and others. His actions were deemed more of a conflict of interest than theft as Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McHugh told the judge. McHugh further noted that the SAISD did not lose money as the contracts were still executed.

Tony Mayhan is a former Vietnam vet and priest. In 1991, Mayhan received permission from the Vatican to leave the priesthood in good standing. Mayhan may face up to 10 years in prison if the terms of probation are violated.

Read more in an article by the San Antonio Express-News.

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