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Tidwell guilty on 6 counts

October 4, 2011

Winkler County Attorney Scott Tidwell was found guilty of charges of two counts each of misuse of official information, official oppression and retaliation in 118th District Court Monday, with sentencing in the case expected to begin today.

It took the jury approximately three hours to return their verdict in the case, which was moved from Winkler County to Howard County earlier this year after Texas Assistant Attorney General David Glickler moved that Tidwell could not receive a fair and impartial trial in Winkler County due to the high profile nature of the case and defendant.

Tidwell faces between two years and 10 years in prison on each of the four felony counts and one year in county jail for each of the misdemeanors. According to unconfirmed reports, he could receive probation on all six counts.

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