Omar “El Gato” Ortiz, the former Mexican who earned a cap in the 2002 Gold Cup, has been arrested for his alleged role in a Mexican kidnapping ring. Ortiz has been working with a drug cartel that is responsible for at least 20 kidnappings.
Domene said Ortiz’s job was to select wealthy victims because he moved in the same social circles.
The gang’s victims allegedly included the husband of pop singer Gloria Trevi. Trevi has avoided commenting on the abduction, which reportedly occurred in October, but comments by Domene and state Attorney General Adrian de la Garza appeared to confirm that kidnapping. Her husband was apparently quickly freed.
Ortiz has been on suspension since testing positive for steroids in 2010. I feel like he has a problem with making positive life decisions. [ABC13]