Former McLennan Co. JP sentenced to 3 years probation
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:20pm
Waco, Tx — A former McLennan County Justice of the Peace was sentenced to probation on Monday after pleading guilty in October to falsifying records.
Jean Laster-Boone has been ordered to serve three years deferred adjudication probation, pay a $1,000 fine, perform 300 hours of community service, pay and $5,120 in restitution.
Laster-Boone was arrested in late September after an investigation revealed she'd falsified mileage reimbursement forms. The Texas Rangers investigated the case after a county auditor reportedly turned over evidence of irregularities of Laster-Boone's mileage forms. A J.P. can receive up to $360 in mileage reimbursement each month. Laster-Boone's reports are claimed to have always come close to the maximum amount.
Laster-Boone's mileage forms were reportedly checked into after three former employees made claims that they'd followed her instructions to falsify forms.
On October 22, Laster-Boone pleaded guilty to the two felony charges brought against her.