Posted Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
BY DARREN BARBEE, FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM
Former Colleyville councilman Tony Licata, 58, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months of probation for unlawfully restraining a foreign exchange student at his home last year, according to court records. Licata will also have to “continue private counseling for a minimum of two sessions” each month and was fined $386, according to court documents. If he fulfills terms of his probation, the conviction will be set aside.
Licata resigned his seat earlier this year on the day the arrest warrant was executed.
Licata’s attorney, Barry Sorrels of Dallas, had no immediate comment. The prosecutor who handled the case was in court Tuesday afternoon and couldn’t be reached.
Licata was sentenced a day before his case was due for disposition in County Criminal County No. 1.