The six initial fees included:
- Official acts of personal interest
- Violation of ethical public service principles
- Obtaining / receiving setbacks
- Conspiracy to make a fake coupon
- Illegal interest in public contracts
- Bribery / receipt of bribes by the public
The judge had dismissed all but the two charges on which she had been found guilty. The judge did not feel that the Attorney General had argued adequately on these other points.
The jury had to decide whether the mayor violated ethical principles of the public service and whether she asked for or received illegal setbacks. In essence – has the mayor abused her power? Did she personally benefit from it after her contractor boyfriend received the city contracts in question? The jury decided that they were guilty of both.
Each count is a fourth-degree crime that results in up to 18 months in prison.
Gurule-Giron did not testify in her own defense. In fact, her attorney did not provide any witnesses or evidence in her defense. The state brought 13 witnesses this week.
Gurule-Giron faces up to three years in prison.