Peña denied parole

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for former Austin County Tax Assessor/Collector Marcus Peña on Jan. 7.

Peña, 41 of Bellville, pled guilty to charges of stealing money from Austin County during his time as Tax Assessor/Collector.

Visiting District Judge Dwight Peschel sentenced Peña to 10 years in prison, concurrent, on March 8, 2018, for felony theft and misapplication of fiduciary funds.

Peschel also ordered Peña to pay $275,827.87 restitution to Austin County as part of his convictions.


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