Almaguer sentenced to 10 years probation, must pay $65K in restitution


Jennifer Lynn Almaguer will have to pay back $65,000 in restitution to the Gonzales Little League and serve 10 years probation after pleading guilty to theft of property charges Tuesday, Jan. 9, in a Gonzales County courtroom.

Almaguer appeared before 2nd 25th Judicial District Judge Jessica Crawford at the Gonzales County Courthouse for her sentencing hearing. Crawford had ordered a presentence investigation (PSI) for Almaguer in November on charges of embezzlement and misuse of Gonzales Little League organizational funds.

A PSI is ordered in a felony case in Texas when a judge is expected to impose sentence and often happens when a defendant wishes to plead guilty and then seeks leniency or mercy from the court in assessing punishment.

Almaguer was indicted for theft of more than $30,000 but less than $150,000, a third-degree felony.  On May 6, 2021, Little League officers made a report to the Gonzales Police Department regarding theft from their organization and alleged to have a signed confession regarding the missing money.

This is a developing story and the Inquirer hopes to have more information available in the Jan. 18 edition.