August 11, 2009

Ortloff sentencing delayed yet again

The sentencing of former Assemblyman and NY Parole Commissioner George “Chris” Ortloff has been delayed yet again.

Ortloff, 61, a former Republican Assemblyman from Plattsburgh, is awaiting sentencing on his guilty plea to a felony count of enticement of minors, after he was caught last fall in a sting operation trying to set up sexual liaisons with two pre-teen sisters.

Ortloff surrendered himself to federal authorities in April to begin serving his prison term for enticement of minors, although he has not yet been formally sentenced.

His sentencing was adjourned from April 23rd until August 11th, and has now been delayed yet again until November 9th at 2 p.m. at the federal district court in Albany.

U.S. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Spina stated that the latest delay was due to a scheduling conflict.

Ortloff faces a mandatory minimum of ten years in federal prison and maximum penalty of life.

See also:
Ortloff sentencing remains in holding pattern (Albany Times Union, August 11 2009).
Ortloff sentencing delayed (Press Republican, August 9 2009).
Ortloff sentencing delayed until Nov. 9 (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, August 5 2009).
Ortloff sentencing delayed for second time (, August 4 2009).

August 01, 2009

Building Bridges - August 2009 edition

The August edition of Building Bridges is now available from the Prison Action Network.

Subjects covered in this issue include:
1. Actions you can take
2. Birth in shackles
3. ICARE is on vacation
4. Legislation updates and bills to watch
5. Parole News
6. Prison Media
7. Prisoners of the census
8. Public Defense
9. Transportation
10. Voting rights
11. Writing Contest

There are no further updates on the Graziano v. Pataki class action case.

Update on Merit Time Bill S2932/A6487: the Bill has passed out of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee and is now sitting in the Rules Committee.