Ortloff Reportedly Being Released From Prison Friday

It’s prison release day Friday for former North Country politician Chris Ortloff. The 72 year old was sentenced to 12 and-a-half years in federal prison back in August of 2010 for charges related to him attempting to set up a sexual encounter with 11- and 12-year-old girls in 2008. The female victims in the case were actually conjured up by investigators involved in a sting operation that culminated in Ortloff’s 2008 arrest at a motel near Albany where he thought he would be meeting up with the underage individuals. Ortloff was a Republican state assemblyman from Plattsburgh in the 114th district from 1986 to 2006 before he stepped down.