Nov 1
2000

On November 1, 2000, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, Mario Alberto Garza pled guilty to two counts of uttering forged securities of an organization, in violation of 18 USC 513(a).

The penalty for each offense is a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years or a fine of up to $250,000 or both, supervised release for three years, and restitution.

Garza will be sentenced in 2001.

The criminal matter was investigated by the Texas Securities Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Inspector General, the San Antonio offices of the United States Attorney and Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bexar County District Attorney's Office.