Former Culberson County Justice of the Peace Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A former Justice of the Peace in Culberson County is behind bars.

Oscar Espinoza Senior was sentenced on Monday to a year and a half behind bars for stealing traffic fine payments.

Espinoza admitted to cashing checks and money orders for traffic fines then pocketing the money for himself over a two year period.

He'll now have to pay that money back to the tune of nearly $91,000 .

Espinoza was caught by the FBI.