Lubbock man sentenced Friday morning to federal prison - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock man sentenced Friday morning to federal prison

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man has been sentenced in federal court for failing to pay his state business taxes. Mike Wooten was investigated by the FBI and special prosecutors in a case that went all the way to the White House.

Mike Wooten was charged with Misprision of a Felony related to the now defunct West Texas Lighting. Court records say the underlying charge is wire fraud, and Misprision is a lesser charge with a statutory maximum of three years in prison. Wooten received six months in federal prison with the option of self surrender; which means he will receive a notice letting him know the date, time and facility he is to report to.

Wooten is the nephew of Linda Medlar Jones. She was the mistress of President Clinton's nominee for Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Henry Cisneros.  Jones was sentenced in early 1998 to more than three years in prison for conspiracy and lying to the FBI.

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