School board member found ‘not guilty’ of conspiracy and bribery

Olga Hernandez (SBG Photo)

SAN ANTONIO - A former San Antonio independent school district board member has been found not guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud Tuesday afternoon in federal court.

Olga Hernandez told jurors she was not aware she was ever breaking the law. Hernandez was accused by federal authorities of conspiring with several insurance brokers to ensure the district signed with specific insurance agencies. In exchange prosecutors said Hernandez received gifts, vacations and jewelry. The insurance brokers in return received thousands of dollars in commission from the district.

Hernandez said in her testimony she believed she and her husband were friends with several of the brokers. She also said she reported anything she felt needed to be to the district.

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