FORT WORTH (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: Dallas Police Arrest Man For Murder Week After Victim Found Shot To Death In Vehicle
Attorney Clark Birdsall said 37-year-old Rosa Maria Ortega was released Thursday after posting $11,000 bond. Ortega was convicted in Fort Worth last month on two felony counts of illegal voting.
Ortega is accused of improperly casting a ballot five times between 2005 and 2014. Birdsall has said Ortega is a permanent resident and that she mistakenly thought her green card allowed her to vote.READ MORE: Texas Gas Prices Are An Average 87 Cents Higher Than Last Year As Summer Travel Skyrockets
Birdsall says a state district judge this week granted his request for an appeal bond.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok says the agency is reviewing the case and can’t comment further.MORE NEWS: Biden Announces Bipartisan Compromise On Infrastructure Proposal
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