Grand Prairie woman gets 8 years in prison for voting illegally

GRAND PRAIRIE - A Grand Prairie woman has been found guilty for illegal voting in the November 2012 general election and the May 2014 Republican primary runoff in Dallas.

Prosecutors say Rosa Ortega applied to vote in Tarrant County when she knew she was not a U.S. citizen, but the county rejected her application because she was not qualified to vote.

A few months later, Ortega applied again, claiming she was a U.S. citizen.

And while she never voted in Tarrant County, records show she previously voted in Dallas County.

Ortega has been sentenced to eight years in prison with $5,000 dollar fine.