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: 2 People Found Dead Inside Abandoned School In Parker County
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: Tony Evans Jr., Lancaster Football Player And University Of Wyoming Recruit, Killed In Shooting At Dallas Hotel
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: 11-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Child Who Found Gun In Vehicle At Dallas Walmart, Police Say
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