A 38-year-old federal inmate has been indicted for escaping from a Federal Correctional Complex in the Eastern District of Texas.
If convicted, Ortega faces up to an additional five years in federal prison. The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina V. Hauck.
An indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Public Information Officer
Law Enforcement Coordinator
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Texas