VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV)-
LaPrade has been sentenced to four-years community supervision, a $2,000 fine, and has been ordered to pay $6,000 restitution and sign a waiver of right to appeal.
All other charges were taken into account in the agreement between the defense and the prosecution, and LaPrade will not be tried on those charges.
The Van Zandt County District Attorney's office says according to government code, if convicted, an elected official is to be removed from office within 24 hours following the signing of the verdict.
UPDATE: The jury finds Van Zandt County Commissioner Ricky LaPrade guilty of misapplication of fiduciary property.
Closing arguments in the trial for Van Zandt County Commissioner, Ricky LaPrade are happening at this hour in a Van Zandt County Courtroom.
As she has been doing all week, KLTV 7 Reporter Melanie Torre is feeding live updates of the proceedings: