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Casa Fiesta owner gets year in jail, then back to Mexico

Annie Zelm • Jun 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM


A federal judge sentenced Casa Fiesta owner Ramon Ornelas to a year and a day in jail for harboring and concealing 58 illegal immigrants, mail fraud and submitting false tax returns.

Ornelas also had to pay about $1,800 in fines and is being ordered to return to Mexico after his yearlong sentence is over. He had faced up to 33 years in prison. 

Read the full story in Tuesday's Register, and read a previous posting here. 

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