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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Claudia Hoerig Sentencing

February 8, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) issued the following statement regarding the sentencing of Claudia Hoerig. She received life in prison with parole eligibility after 28 years for murdering her husband, Karl Hoerig.

“Claudia Hoerig has finally been brought to justice. I hope today’s sentencing provides the Hoerig family the closure they so deeply deserve. The past ten years have not been easy on them, but they continued to stay strong and had faith in each other and our justice system. Today could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins and his team. And thank you to former Congressman John Boccieri for his tireless work throughout the past decade. It’s through the effort of every person involved in this case that we were able to get to this end result. Although this chapter comes to a close, we will never forget Karl Hoerig and the impact he has had on our community,” said Congressman Ryan.

Congressman Ryan’s Action Timeline on the Claudia Hoerig Case:
(PRESS RELEASE) January 24, 2019 Ryan Statement on Claudia Hoerig Guilty Verdict
(PRESS RELEASE) September 7, 2018 Ryan Statement on Delay of Claudia Hoerig Trial
(PRESS RELEASE) January 18, 2018 Ryan Statement on Extradition of Claudia Hoerig
(PRESS RELEASE) May 3, 2017 Ryan Urges President Trump to Assist in Carl Hoerig Extradition
(PRESS RELEASE) March 13, 2017 Ryan Mark Ten Year Anniversary of Karl Hoerig Murder
(PRESS RELEASE) April 20, 2016 Ryan and Watkins Announce Major Breakthrough in Hoerig Case
(PRESS RELEASE) June 29, 2015 Ryan Calls on Brazilian President to Extradite Hoerig
(BILL INTRODUCTION) June 15, 2015 Ryan introduces ‘End Immuity for Brazilian Criminals Act’
(BILL INTRODUCTION) June 15, 2015 Ryan introduces ‘Karl Hoerig Foreign Aid Suspension Act’
(PRESS RELEASE) July 31, 2013 Brazil Revokes Hoerig’s Citizenship
(PRESS RELEASE) July 31, 2013 Brazil Revokes Hoerig’s Citizenship
(VIDEO) June 5, 2013 Ryan speaks on House Floor on Amendment to Restrict Brazilian Immigrant Visas
(PRESS RELEASE) May 22, 2013 Ryan introduces Amendment to restrict immigrant visas for Brazilians
(PRESS RELEASE) April 22, 2013 Ryan Questions Former Defense Secretary Hagel
(VIDEO) April 17, 2013 Ryan protests Brazilian contract during Defense Appropriations Hearing over Hoerig Case
(LETTER) March 12, 2013 letter to Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira
(BILL INTRODUCTION) February 14, 2013 Ryan Introduces "End Immunity for Brazilian Criminals Act" and the "Karl Hoerig Foreign Aid Suspension Act”
(VIDEO) June 7, 2012 Ryan Spoke on House Floor on Claudia Hoerig and Brazilian Visa Amendment
(LETTER) July 27, 2011 letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
(BILL INTRODUCTION) June 21, 2011 Ryan introduces Brazilian Foreign Aid Fairness Act
(LETTER) May 26, 2011 letter to Mary Warlow, U.S. Director of International Affairs, Dept. of Justice (link is external)
(LETTER) March 3, 2011 letter to U.S. President Barack Obama (link is external)
(BILL INTRODUCTION) June 11, 2009 Ryan introduces Ryan-Boccieri Hoerig Resolution
(LETTER) March 4, 2009 letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton(link is external)
(LETTER) April 21, 2008 letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice(link is external)
(LETTER) April 21, 2008 letter to U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Clifford Sobrel(link is external)
(LETTER) April 21, 2008 letter to President of the Senate Garilbaldi Alves(link is external)
(LETTER) April 21, 2008 letter to Brazilian President Lula da Silva(link is external)
(LETTER) April 21, 2008 letter to Brazilian Chamber of Deputies President Arlindo Chinaglia (link is external)
(LETTER) April 21, 2008 letter to Brazilian Ambassador Patriota(link is external)
(VIDEO) April 3, 2008 Ryan facilitates AMVETS Commander to speak on Hoerig Case
(MEETING) December 18, 2007 Ryan meets with Brazilian Officials regarding Hoerig Case
(LETTER) November 29, 2007 letter to Brazilian Ambassador Patriota (link is external)
(LETTER) November 27, 2007 letter to Brazilian Ambassador Patriota (link is external)
(LETTER) November 20, 2007 letter to Brazilian Foreign Minister Amorim (link is external)
(LETTER) May 4, 2007 letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice(link is external)
(LETTER) May 4, 2007 letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales(link is external)

Letters Received:
October 24. 2011 letter from the Brazillian Ambassador to the United States of America, Mauro Vieira
September 19, 2011 letter from the State Department Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs
February 24, 2009 letter from the State Department Office of Legislative Affairs(link is external)
May 23, 2008 letter from the State Department Office of Legislative Affairs(link is external)
December 21, 2007 letter from the Brazil Ministry of External Relations(link is external)
December 17, 2007 letter from the U.S. State Department(link is external)
December 17, 2007 letter from Brazillian Ambassador Patriota(link is external)