A San Antonio man has been sentenced in a case related to the fraud conviction of former University Medical Center Vice President Greg Bruce.

Rodolfo Reyes Mata was sentenced Friday morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 18 months in federal prison.

Mata, also known as Rudy Mata, was also ordered to pay $54,750 in restitution.

The sentence comes following the 40-year-old Mata’s July 2012 guilty plea to one count of mail fraud and aiding and abetting.

From November 2010 through September 2011, Mata submitted 15 fraudulent invoices to UMC for ATAM Technology Solutions.

During the scheme, Mata and his friend, Robert Gregory Bruce, caused UMC to pay nearly $55,000 to the fake company for services that were not provided. Mata used these funds for personal living expenses, educational expenses, and travel and entertainment expenses.

Bruce was sentenced in September 2013 to 51 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $737,000 in restitution to UMC following his June 2013 guilty plea.

Mata has been ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on November 22nd, 2013. Bruce will surrender to the Bureau of Prisons by October 25th.