MEXICO CITY — Omar Ortiz, a former goalkeeper for a number of Mexican golf equipment, was sentenced Tuesday to 75 years in jail following his conviction on kidnapping costs. The sentence was handed down nearly seven years to the day after his arrest in connection to his participation in a kidnapping ring.
Nicknamed “El Gato” (“The Cat”), Ortiz has been in jail since Jan. 7, 2012, throughout which period Nuevo Leon state prosecutors have been ready to hyperlink him to two kidnappings. Ortiz is going through further costs of prison affiliation and false imprisonment of a minor.
On the time of his arrest, authorities in Nuevo Leon stated Ortiz labored with a gang answerable for a minimum of 20 kidnappings. Ortiz’s job was to select rich victims as a result of he moved in the identical social circles, in accordance to the authorities. Among the many kidnapping victims was the husband of Mexican singer Gloria Trevi.
The previous goalkeeper has been serving his sentence on the Cereso de Cadereyta facility in Nuevo Leon, the place he was injured throughout a jail riot in 2017. Closing arguments in Ortiz’s trial have been made in November 2017, whereas a listening to two months later proved inconclusive.
Ortiz performed for his hometown membership Monterrey, Celaya, Necaxa, Jaguares, Necaxa and Atlante, and earned a cap with Mexico throughout the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup throughout his profession. He was serving a two-year suspension on the time of his arrest after testing constructive for steroids in April 2010, when he was enjoying for Monterrey.