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

NORWALK 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.
Annie Zelm
Jun 28, 2010

NORWALK 

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. 

Comments

Yellow Snow

For 1 year in jail Ornelas has gained a fortune, never mind he has supported breaking federal law 58 times. This is a total joke. Send him back to Mexico where he can again cross illegally? This federal judge needs to re-read OUR laws. No doubt, we'll also pay for his return trip. Disgusting, just a disgusting disreguard of our laws. 58 times how some employees drive $$ vehicles, but manage a trip to Chicago monthly. What do you suppose that's about? Time we have a government that is more interested in our welfare and wellbeing.

bobaluey

Norwalk Paper states he was deported from the state of California years, ago, but came back.   One years isn't enough. IMO

 

He  has "multiple siblings throughout the state",  lovely, isn't it ?.

 

How many more of these  people do we have to pay for?

 

 

iamrevolutionary

" OMG! A year or less for 18 counts of harboring illegals, tax evasion and fraud!!!! No WONDER the ILLEGALS keep POURING across the borders!! If this is all they get for hiring, and all they get for working is sent back, just to cross again...THIS IS INSANE!!
PLUS, he gets to "SELF-REPORT" to prison!!! Gee...Wonder if he does?! Since he respects our laws and they threatened him with "serious" consequences if he doesn't!! THIS is just LAUGHABLE! I wonder if I can get the judge to waive my fines if I get a traffic ticket?! I can't AFFORD IT EITHER!! B.S.!!

How about the Mex. restaurant in Galion?? The owner just got caught with $100,000+ in cocaine??!! Bet he gets PROBATION!! "Cuz he doesn't know America's LAWS!! HA! If not..It is probably b/c Ornelas turned him in..therefore, a short sentence!! What a CROCK!
But you better NOT get caught with a joint or pot plant ...You will get slapped in prison faster than you can say "sorry,I won't do it again!" And I KNOW it won't be voluntary "show-up at the prison!"
I am SICK and TIRED of these "businesses" getting away with serious crimes that take jobs from us and tax $$ from our towns!! A slap on the wrist and they go somewhere else to do it again!
OK...I am done VENTING for now! : ) "

Bailey

1 year for false tax returns? 

Investigation would show that the average sentance for AN AMERICAN is 5.7 years!!! 

WHAT A JOKE> VOTE  THE LIBERALS OUT IN NOVEMBER  and lets start IMPEACHING THESE FEDERAL JUDGES

6079 Smith W

Prior to his return to Mexico, U.S. authorities could perhaps start some rumors about how Mr. Ornelas cooperated in some border drug smuggling investigations.

Let the drug cartels do their work for 'em?

Cwonkie

WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!, HE WILL BE BACK IN THE UNITED STATES IN A FEW YEARS OPERATING THE SAME WAY AS THIS.  THIS PROCESS WILL HAVE TO BE DONE ALL OVER AGAIN AS TAXPAYERS EXPENSE.

Perkins2060

What about all the other places in the area doing this?

silvereagle_1

i think the whole thing is one BIG cluster ****.

silvereagle_1

whoops****only meant to make the comment once, not 3 times.

Woody Hayes

It could have been worse, he could have gone to Judge Fox's court in Bellevue and got a 30 day suspended sentance and 2 free Cedar Point tickets.

BabyCakes

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oldruss

Adios Snr. Ornelas.

But seriously folks, what people forget is that some 10 million foreign nationals were given legal immigrant status in the 1990's; and during 2006 for example, Mexico had the largest number of foreign nationals entering this country legally with over 170,000 in that year alone. (last year for individual countries that I could find).

Bailey

I have a theory.

1. Obama does little to fight the oils spill, why? Because in doing so people will become distraught and eventually demand he does what every he wants, JUST GET THE THING PLUGED and cleaned up. Result:  we lose freedoms like never before. He’ll write executive orders to seize private property and businesses and federalize them, acting like a Socialist that he is and then he will force cap and trade upon us, which of course has nothing to do with the spill.

2. Bush did nothing and Obama is following Bush concerning immigration, why? Both are New World Order (one world government) believers. Ignoring the immigration issue will wear down the resistance of citizen’s objection to National ID Cards. The liberal Mexican representative from Chicago talked about this idea on O' Riley tonight, actually using the National ID card as a solution to solve the problem !   Make no mistake, they planned this manipulation long ago.

The cards are being played, Obama, Bush and Bush's father want a One World Government and they will do whatever it takes to bring it about, even lying under oath to protect our borders. These people are manipulating us with traitorous acts to sway the ignorant people to accept their reasons for taking our rights away. A fool knows the answer, gather them up, send them back, prosecute those who hired them with 50 years in jail. Problem solved. But this would not do what Obama wants, a world government.