FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas says she’s been released as her appeal is pending.READ MORE: Medical Marijuana Could Become More Widely Available In Texas
Attorney Clark Birdsall said 37-year-old Rosa Maria Ortega was released Thursday after posting a more than $11,000 bond.
Ortega is accused of improperly casting a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014.READ MORE: Texas To Receive About Half A Million Less Vaccine Doses Next Week Due To Manufacturing Issue
Birdsall has said Ortega is a permanent resident and mistakenly thought her green card allowed her to vote.
Birdsall says a state district judge this week granted his request for an appeal bond.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Ortega’s immigration detainer was canceled Thursday.
The agency says it removes detainers during an appeal in some cases.MORE NEWS: Severe Storms Drop Large Hail On Parts Of North Texas Friday Night
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