Former Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano was officially released from the Santa Fe County jail at 10:10 a.m. Friday morning.
That is six weeks after he was sentenced to 12 weeks behind bars for his five felony fraud convictions for stealing county property and selling it for personal gain on eBay. He was given good time credit (essentially for every day in jail he didn’t cause a problem, he was given another day of credit off the back end of the sentence).
Here are some past stories:
- Solano’s Nov. 24 resignation letter (.pdf document)
- Nov. 24 — Sheriff resigns, confessing online sales to help stave off foreclosure
- Nov. 30 — Police: Solano hawked new goods
- Dec. 7 — Records show ex-sheriff Solano is a Web-sales whiz
- Dec. 8 — Texas deputy triggers Solano inquiry
- Dec. 15 — Buyer tipped Solano on eBay probe
- Jan. 19 — Solano arrested, faces more than 250 charges
- Jan. 25 — Ruling: Cash bond for Solano unnecessary
- July 8 — Audit: Solano theft cost county more than $73K
- July — Read the audit into Solano/Sheriff’s Office (.pdf document)
- July 15 — Grant money questions linger in wake of Solano thefts
- July 20 — Former Sheriff Solano pleads guilty to five counts of fraud
- Aug. 18 — Greg Solano must pay county $25,000 in restitution