The Grand Prairie woman sentenced to eight years in prison for voting illegally has been released from jail pending her appeal, authorities said.
An appeal bond of $11,111 for Rosa Maria Ortega was posted Thursday morning and Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled her immigration hold, setting up her release.
Ortega, a U.S. resident and green-card holder, faces deportation by ICE after being convicted last month by a Tarrant County jury on two felony counts of illegal voting. The mother of four is free to reunite with her children and fiance, Oscar Sherman, who last visited her Wednesday at the Tarrant County Jail.
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