FORMER NORTH COUNTRY POLITICIAN AND FORMER TV ANCHOR RELEASED FROM PRISON

A former North Country politician will become a free man again today. 72 year old George Christian Ortloff… according to a Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate database… will be released from prison today. Back in 2008, Ortloff was sentenced to 12 and-a-half years in federal prison after he was arrested in a sting operation for attempting to set up a sexual encounter with 11- and 12-year old girls. He was being held in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. Ortloff was a state assemblyman from Plattsburgh in the 114th district from 1986 to 2006 before he stepped down and was appointed as a member of the State Board of Parole by then Gov. George Pataki. He resigned from that position following his arrest. Before his political career, Ortloff, a native of Lake Placid, was a television anchorman and was director of medals ceremonies for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. In addition to his time behind bars, Ortloff was fined $50,000, and he will have to register as a sex offender and will be supervised for the rest of his life.