Monday, P. David Romei, one of the area's most prominent figures, will likely learn whether he serves jail time.
At 8:30 in the morning, the punishment phase his trial got underway. P. David Romei took the stand, and asked the jury for mercy, thanking them for their diligence in deliberating his fate.
The jury must decide if Romei gets 10 years in prison or probation; he was convicted Saturday of a third degree felony of misapplication of fiduciary - financial property and a misdemeanor charge involving illegal political contributions.
As the former director of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley was not a convicted felon prior to Saturday, he is eligible for probation.
The same jury that spent 30 hours deliberating, is the same one that will decide his punishment.
Live Blog - Follow the Trial as it Happens w/ Steve Fullhart
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