Today former Hendry County Deputy Germain Garcia pled guilty to the charge of Perjury in an Official Proceeding, a third degree felony.
He was placed on 36 months of state probation and required to permanently relinquish his certification as a law enforcement officer. He must also pay a $500 fine. Garcia is also required, as a condition of the sentence, to testify truthfully against Antonio Martinez. Martinez is a Hendry County-based bondsman and the defendant in a related perjury case.
The charge stemmed from a 2017 case in which they provided false testimony under oath in a deposition. Garcia was terminated from the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office upon charges being filed against him. The case was handled by Assistant State Attorneys Anthony Kunasek and Abe Thornburg.
State Attorney’s Office