Feds seek fugitive who fled after being convicted in $16 million mortgage fraud scheme

Nearly a year ago, Oscar Ortiz, a 53-year-old contractor from the Houston area, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bank, mail and wire fraud for his role in a $16 million mortgage fraud scheme. Ortiz was due in court this week to receive his sentencing for that conviction, but when his sentencing hearing began, Ortiz was nowhere to be found.

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