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State Year Name Type of Case Type of Fraud
StateAlabamaYear2016NameDaniel W. ReynoldsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Daniel W. Reynolds pleaded guilty to three counts of absentee ballot fraud and was sentenced to two years' probation. Reynolds, the chief campaign volunteer for Commissioner Amos Newsome, participated in falsifying absentee ballots in the Dothan District 2 election between Newsome and his rival Lamesa Danzey in the summer of 2013.

Source: bit.ly/1Q1HFhh

StateAlabamaYear2015NameJanice Lee HartCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Janice Lee Hart pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor counts of attempted absentee ballot fraud in connection with misconduct while working on the 2013 campaign for District 2 City Commissioner Amos Newsome. Prosecutors charged that Hart was not present when absentee ballots were signed even though she was listed as a witness on the ballots. In the election, Newsome defeated his challenger by only 14 votes and received 119 out of the 124 absentee ballots cast. A judge sentenced Hart to 12 months in the county jail for each count, which he suspended to two years of probation for each count.

Source: bit.ly/2fe7wVw

StateAlabamaYear2015NameLesa ColemanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

A Houston County jury found Lesa Coleman guilty of seven felony counts of absentee ballot fraud related to the 2013 election for a city commission seat. Coleman received a three year split sentence. She will serve 180 days in jail followed by three years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fegulR, bit.ly/2fb7qQO

StateAlabamaYear2015NameOlivia Lee ReynoldsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Olivia Lee Reynolds was convicted of 24 counts of voter fraud. While working on the 2013 campaign for her boyfriend, Dothan City Commissioner Amos Newsome, Reynolds filled out voters' ballots for them and told others for whom to vote. Her fraud had definite consequences: Commissioner Newsome won reelection by a mere 14 votes, losing the in-person vote by a wide margin but winning an incredible 96 percent of the absentee vote. Newsome himself faced pressure to resign as a consequence. Reynolds was sentenced to serve six months in a community corrections facility. She is appealing the conviction.

Source: bit.ly/2fcPwuv, bit.ly/2edRZT9

StateAlabamaYear2012NameVenustiano Hernandez-HernandezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez, an illegal immigrant, registered to vote under the name Severo Benavidez in 1984 and voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election, and special elections in 2003 and 2009. After being deported in 1974, he obtained a false birth certificate, which he used to collect Social Security disability benefits and register to vote. As part of a plea deal, Hernandez-Hernandez admitted to having committed all of the charged conduct, and pleaded guilty to social security fraud and theft of public money (the voter fraud charges were dropped in exchange for his plea to the other charges). Prosecutors surmised that Hernandez-Hernandez received approximately $80,000 in disability payments between 2008 and 2012. As a result of his stolen identity, the real Severo Benevidez was denied Social Security payments. Hernandez-Hernandez was scheduled to be sentenced on December 17, 2012.

Source: bit.ly/2uPC721, bit.ly/2tRx9EO

StateAlabamaYear2010NameKaren Tipton BerryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ms. Berry pleaded guilty and received a two-year suspended sentence. The former Pike County Commissioner narrowly won--and then lost--her 2008 reelection bid when 10 absentee ballots were found to have been fraudulently cast in the election. Ms. Berry was charged with mailing an illegal absentee ballot.

Source: bit.ly/2enJYyi

StateAlabamaYear2010NameGay Nell TinkerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Gay Nell Tinker, a former circuit clerk for Hale County, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of absentee ballot fraud after her scheme to orchestrate fraudulent absentee ballots for the benefit of multiple candidates was uncovered. She admitted to falsifying the ballots of five voters to benefit certain candidates, including her brother, Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins, and her husband, Senator Bobby Singleton (D_Greensboro).

Source: bit.ly/2fbj3qP, bit.ly/2fbg0yM

StateAlabamaYear2009NameValada Paige Banks and Rosie LylesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Valada Paige Banks and Rosie Lyles pleaded guilty to third-degree possession of a forged affidavit of an absentee ballot with intent to defraud. They both received 12-month suspended sentences and two years of probation and were ordered to pay court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2enV3j3

StateAlabamaYear2005NameConnie Tyree, Frank "Pinto"…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The Birmingham Office of the U.S. Attorney and the Alabama Attorney General conducted an extensive joint investigation of absentee ballot fraud allegations in Greene County in the November 1994 election. By the end of the investigation, nine defendants pleaded guilty to voter fraud and two others were found guilty by a jury. The defendants included Greene County commissioners, officials, and employees; a racing commissioner; a member of the board of education; a Eutaw city councilman; and other community leaders. The conspiracy included using an assembly line to mass produce forged absentee ballots meant to swing elections in favor of preferred candidates.

Source: bit.ly/2tMvhMQ

StateAlabamaYear2004NameShasta Nicole CraytonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Crayton was convicted of impersonation fraud for illegally voting in her sister's name during the 2002 election. She was caught when her sister tried to vote and the poll workers at the precinct found that her name had already been marked as having voted. Crayton pleaded guilty and received a two-year prison sentence, which was reduced to time already served plus two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fbhEk7

StateAlabamaYear2004NameGuntersville, AlabamaCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

The Supreme Court of Alabama overturned the mayoral election results for the City of Guntersville, Alabama after finding that absentee ballots cast without proper identification should have been excluded.

Source: bit.ly/2vbjXYR, bit.ly/2tLNzMH

StateAlabamaYear2002NameNathaniel Gosha and Lizzie Mae PerryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Nathaniel Gosha was convicted of 25 counts (nine felony counts of falsifying ballots and 16 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument) of voter fraud for offering to sell absentee votes in Russell County. Another Russell County resident, Lizzie Mae Perry, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of falsifying absentee ballots and two misdemeanor counts of disclosing votes. Gosha was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 4.5 years of probation, and $2,600 in court fines. Perry was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 18 months' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2enPrFC, bit.ly/2fEzoEY

StateAlabamaYear2000NameMelvin Lightning and Aaron EvansCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Melvin Lightning pleaded guilty to illegal absentee voting. Along with Evans, Lightning forged absentee ballot request forms in the name of other voters. Upon receiving the ballots, the pair took them to the named voters and obtained their signatures on the ballot envelope without telling the voters that they were signing an actual ballot. Lightning then completed and cast the ballots himself. He received a 12-month prison sentence, which was suspended in favor of 12 months' probation. His accomplice, Evans, was convicted in 1998 on seven counts of illegal absentee voting. He got a 10-year prison sentence, eight of which were suspended.

Source: bit.ly/2fbhEk7

StateAlabamaYear2000NameSheriff David Sutherland, Denita Lee,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

An absentee-ballot buying operation was uncovered in Winston County, Alabama, that led to the conviction of the sheriff, circuit clerk, a district judge, and several candidates for county commission and the board of education. The conspirators set out to buy absentee ballots in the 2000 Republican primary with bribes of cash, beer, and liquor. Judge Richardson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to report campaign expenditures; the others pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from the operation. Bailey was sentenced to three years' probation, plus a $1,000 fine and 250 hours of community service. Neal got three years' probation, a $2,500 fine, and 250 hours' community service. Ingram was ordered to serve a year in prison and pay a $1,000 fine. Emerson got two years' probation. Judge Richardson resigned, and received a suspended six-month prison sentence, one year probation, and a $1,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2feojb2

StateAlaskaYear2013NameDeborah CarrollCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Deborah Carroll pleaded guilty to one felony count of forging signatures on an initiative petition to re-establish a coastal zone management program. One of the initiative's sponsors noticed inconsistencies with the signatures Carroll had collected and reported the matter to the authorities. Carroll was sentenced to serve two years in jail followed by three years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2u4damF, bit.ly/2v8dcXu

StateAlaskaYear2011NameAlvaro Jimenez-AguilarCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Alvaro Jimenez-Aguilar, an illegal alien who overstayed his visitor's visa, was convicted of falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and filing a false Social Security application. He had assumed the identity of his deceased nephew by obtaining his birth certificate and other documents and applying for other documentation and benefits. He also registered to vote in Alaska under his nephew's name, despite being ineligible because he is not a U.S. citizen. Jimenez-Aguilar was sentenced to time served and one year of supervised release, and his case was transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be processed for deportation.

Source: bit.ly/2sQgPDy, bit.ly/2sAMLtw

StateAlaskaYear2005NameRogelio Mejorada-LopezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mejorada-Lopez, a Mexican citizen, completed several voter registration applications to register to vote in Alaska and voted in the 2000, 2002, and 2004 general elections. He was charged with three counts of voting by a non-citizen in violation of 18 U.S.C. 611 and was sentenced to probation for one year after pleading guilty.

Source: United States v. Rogelio Mejorada-Lopez, No. 05-CR-074 (2005)

StateArizonaYear2016NameDavid Milton CulbersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

David Culberson pleaded guilty to attempted duplicate voting during the 2012 general election. He received a fine of $4,575 and 117 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2gFc6zQ, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2016NameAdam Bruce HallinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Adam Hallin pleaded guilty to attempted duplicate voting during the 2012 general election. He received a fine of $4,575 and was ordered to perform 180 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2hKCYu9, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2016NameJohn David HamrickCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

John Hamrick pleaded guilty to attempted duplicate voting during the 2012 general election. The court fined him $2,500 and associated court fees, ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service, and placed him on 6 months of unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2hu5YaL, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2016NameGerald Bernard SackCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Gerald Sack pleaded guilty to attempted duplicate voting during the 2012 general election. The court fined him $2,500 and associated court fees, ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service, and placed him on 12 months of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2gF5bqu, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2016NameSteven Jeffrey StreeterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Steven Streeter pleaded guilty to attempted duplicate voting during the 2012 general election. He was fined $5,000, ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, and was placed on two months of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2hsgejB, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2016NameJay Sherill ThompsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jay Thompson pleaded guilty to attempted duplicate voting during the 2012 general election. The court fined him $2,500 and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2gXj7rU, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2016NameFranklin West TurnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Franklin Turner pleaded guilty to attempting to vote twice during the 2012 general election. He was fined $9,183 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2hs5scO, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2015NameRegina Kay BeaupreCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Regina Beaupre pleaded guilty to voting twice in the same election, once in Arizona and once in Michigan. She was fined $9,150 and given 12 months' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2gIrxFG, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2015NameJeffery Worth HitchcockCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jeffery Hitchcock pleaded guilty to attempted duplicate voting during the 2012 general election. A judge fined him $2,500 and sentenced him to 100 hours of community service and one year of unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2hKCggI, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2014NameDebi Gangaware FenderCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Debi Fender attempted to vote twice during the 2010 general election. She pleaded guilty and received a fine of $2,500.

Source: bit.ly/2hu73iH, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2014NameMilton FenderCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Milton Fender pleaded guilty to attempting to vote twice in the 2010 general election. He received a fine of $2,500 and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2gF9d1K, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2014NameShanna Katz KattariCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Shanna Katz Kattari was charged with false registration, perjury, and illegal voting. She ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting, and a judge fined her $4,575, ordered her to 67 hours of community service, and placed her on two months of unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2gxQK2x, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2014NameEdward Thomas NicholsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Edward Nichols attempted to vote twice during the 2012 general election. After pleading guilty, the court fined him $4,633, ordered him to complete 100 hours of community service, and placed him on 18 months' unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2gIw5Mr, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2014NameCurtis Vernon PyeattCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Curtis Pyeatt pleaded guilty to attempted ineligible voting in 2012. He was fined $2,500, ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, and placed on 364 days of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2hqfA8R, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2014NameTom Lee WestCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Tom West pleaded guilty to attempted ineligible voting during the 2012 general election. He paid $4,575 in fines and completed 100 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2gXi0sl, bit.ly/2hsj73Q

StateArizonaYear2012NameSheriff Michael David HaysCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former candidate for Mohave County Sheriff Michael David Hays pleaded guilty to a charge of voter fraud for claiming on a voter registration form to be a resident of the county when he actually was not. Hays used a campaign worker's address in Mohave County when he filled out paperwork to run for sheriff.

Source: bit.ly/2ezZMf0

StateArizonaYear2011NamePeter Canova and Gina Thai CanovaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Peter Canova and Gina Thai Canova of Scottsdale were charged with 15 counts of voter fraud, including voter registration fraud and illegal voting. Both voted more than once in a single election. Peter Canova pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation, a $9,200 fine, and 200 hours of community service. Gina Thai Canova received 300 hours of community service and a $13,800 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2e2je88

StateArizonaYear2011NameRodney Paul JonesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Rodney Paul Jones was charged with double voting in Arizona and Colorado in the 2008 general election, fraudulent registration, and presenting a false instrument. He pleaded guilty and was fined $4,600 and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and a month's probation.

Source: bit.ly/2e2je88, bit.ly/2fEvSum

StateArizonaYear2011NameJohn MarottaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Marotta pleaded guilty to attempted illegal voting for casting ballots in both Arizona and Colorado in the same election. His offense was reduced to a misdemeanor after he paid a $4,600 fine and completed 50 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2fhYFR5, bit.ly/2enQipz

StateArizonaYear2009NameJames and Karen MarshallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

The Marshalls, residents of Green Valley, Arizona, admitted that they voted by mail in Kansas during the 2008 election--after they had become residents of Arizona. The couple also cast votes in Arizona during the same election. The pair pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and were sentenced to a year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2edSOvq, bit.ly/2fhYFR5

StateArkansasYear2016NameDavid PruittCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

David Pruitt, an Alderman serving on the Beebe City Council, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for voting twice in Arkansas's 2016 primary election. An investigation found that he voted on February 26th, 2016, and then again on March 1st, 2016. He was fined $750 and ordered to pay $170 in court costs and fees. The Beebe City Attorney has indicated Pruitt may be ineligible to serve on the City Council due to his guilty plea.

Source: bit.ly/2uVov6a

StateArkansasYear2012NameHudson Hallum, Kent Hallum, Phillip…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Buying Votes

Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum, his father Kent Hallum, and two campaign workers, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit election fraud. The lawmaker's campaign bribed absentee voters and destroyed ballots in the Arkansas District 54 primary, runoff, and general elections in 2011. Hudson Hallam was sentenced to one year of home detention, three years' probation, and was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service. Kent Hallum received probation and nine months' home confinement. Sam Malone received three years' probation (7.2 months of which was home confinement), and 100 hours of community service. Carter received three years' probation (five months of which was monitored home confinement) 100 hours of community service, and a $2,500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fbEqIt, bit.ly/2fEPO0c

StateArkansasYear2002NameLarry GrayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Larry Gray was charged with illegally casting more than 25 absentee ballots in other people's names during the 2002 primary, but the sum total of his election fraud may have been much higher. The former sanitation director for the city applied for hundreds of ballots, successfully submitting 98 in the Democratic primary. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Gray was likely not the only one running this type of scheme. After pleading guilty, Gray received two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fdgRMX, bit.ly/2fif6x4, bit.ly/2eVcN62

StateCaliforniaYear2017NameAlexander BronsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Alexander Bronson, former Trustee for Manteca Unified School District, California, pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud. He listed a false address in order to qualify for candidacy in the November 2014 Manteca Unified School District Board of Education election. He resigned from office and is awaiting sentencing.

Source: bit.ly/2sTwoLN, bit.ly/2sTwoLN, bit.ly/2tv8js6

StateCaliforniaYear2016NameJose FragozoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jose Fragozo, a trustee on the Escondido Union School District Board, pleaded guilty to a felony charge that he voted in the 2014 general election while registered at an address where he did not live. Investigators determined that while he owned the property at that address, he actually lived at a nearby second home. The two properties lie in different board electoral zones, and California law requires elected officials to reside in the districts they represent. Fargozo claimed the false address as his residence shortly before announcing his candidacy for the board seat in that electoral zone. The remaining charges were dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement, in which Fragozo agreed to resign and not to seek electoral office for three years. The judge sentenced Fragozo to three years of probation, a single day in jail, 15 days of community service, and the payment of a fine and restitution which could total over $28,500.

Source: bit.ly/2fdaQjj, bit.ly/2f1s9DJ

StateCaliforniaYear2016NameMaria C. Del ToroCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

In 2014, Maria C. Del Toro received $1,900 to collect signatures for a recall election effort against Salinas City Elementary School District Trustee, Janet Barnes. The recall ultimately failed, but during a random audit, the election department found significant discrepancies in the signatures submitted by Del Toro. She confessed to forging the signatures and pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to 40 days in jail, three years' probation, and had to repay the $1,900.

Source: bit.ly/2eVepwG

StateCaliforniaYear2015NameDonald DewsnupCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Donald Dewsnup, a housing development activist in San Francisco, registered to vote using a false address. As part of a plea bargain, he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of false voter registration. He is awaiting sentencing but is expected to be sentenced to perform 100 hours of community service and three years probation.

Source: bit.ly/2t9DXt6, bit.ly/2t9yTVZ

StateCaliforniaYear2015NameMark EvansCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Mark Evans voted by absentee ballot in the November 2014 election. He then cast a second absentee ballot, this time in the name of his deceased father-in-law. Following an investigation by the District Attorney's office and the County Clerk and Recorder's Office, the 62-year-old Ventura County resident was charged with misdemeanor voter fraud. He pleaded no contest and received three years' probation and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fddq98

StateCaliforniaYear2014NameRichard AlarconCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Richard Alarcon, a Los Angeles City Councilman, was convicted of three charges of voter fraud following a jury trial. He lied about where he lived in order to run for office and vote in a different jurisdiction than the place where he actually lived. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, 600 hours of community service, and five years' probation. He is also banned from running for public office.

Source: bit.ly/2sRKOrl, lat.ms/1qAOBXr, lat.ms/10na62g

StateCaliforniaYear2014NameFlora Montes de OcaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Flora Montes de Oca, the wife of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, was convicted of voter fraud after she lied about her residence so that she could vote in the district her husband represented. She was sentenced to five years' probation and 400 hours of community service and is barred from holding public office.

Source: lat.ms/10na62g, lat.ms/1qAOBXr, lat.ms/10na62g

StateCaliforniaYear2014NameKathleen KnoxCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

In 2014, former auditor-controller candidate Kathleen Knox, who during the campaign pledged to "fight waste and fraud," pleaded no contest to three counts of voter fraud. As a candidate for auditor-controller, Knox put down a false address as her place of residence. She was fined and sentenced to three years of probation.

Source: bayareane.ws/2sPQ0zv, bit.ly/2tNtTXF, bit.ly/2tsSTEk

StateCaliforniaYear2014NameRoderick WrightCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

State Sen. Roderick Wright (D_Inglewood) was convicted of eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud. He deliberately misled voters as to his residency in order to run for office in a neighboring district. Wright was sentenced to 90 days' imprisonment, 1,500 hours of community service, and three years' probation. He has also been permanently barred from holding elected office. He was pardoned by former Governor Jerry Brown in 2018.

Source: bit.ly/2fdeB8E, bit.ly/2eAnvMk

StateCaliforniaYear2012NameVernon, CACase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

A City Council election (originally decided by four votes) in Vernon, California is overturned when it is determined that five people who voted for the winner were not residents of the city, and two others had not properly mailed in their ballots. A new winner was subsequently named.

Source: bit.ly/2eAkX0E

StateCaliforniaYear2012NameRicardo Lopez-MunguiaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, a Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking, pleaded guilty to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

Source: bit.ly/2f1rpOK

StateCaliforniaYear2012NameAngel Perales and David Silva Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Officials in the small town of Cudahy took part in a widespread corruption scheme that included accepting cash bribes, abusing drugs at City Hall, and throwing out absentee ballots that favored election challengers. After a lengthy FBI Investigation of the 2007 and 2009 elections, the former head of code enforcement, Angel Perales, admitted to tampering with mail-in ballots in city elections by opening them and then resealing and submitting votes for incumbent candidates while discarding votes for challengers. He and Mayor David Silva pleaded guilty to bribery and extortion charges, although Perales' plea agreement included his admission of election fraud. Silva was sentenced to one year in federal prison. Perales was sentenced to five years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eAmnIk, bit.ly/2eogLU5

StateCaliforniaYear2011NameJames ConwayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

James Conway was convicted on six charges stemming from his illegal registration to vote: three counts of perjury, two of falsely filing a declaration of candidacy, and one for false registration. Conway was sentenced to time served, given probation, and was ordered to pay restitution.

Source: bit.ly/2fdfGgI

StateCaliforniaYear2011NameNativo LopezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Immigrant-Rights activist Nativo Lopez pleaded guilty to one count of voter registration fraud when it was discovered that he registered to vote in Los Angeles while living in Santa Ana. Lopez had been investigated for voter fraud before. In 1996 his organization registered new citizens to vote in an election that ultimately unseated Republican Rep. Bob Dornan from the 46th District. A House Oversight Committee report later concluded that 748 improper ballots had been cast, 624 of them from non-citizen immigrants. Despite the improperly cast votes, the result of that election was not changed. Lopez was sentenced to three years of probation and 400 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2feH52i

StateCaliforniaYear2011NameKen MarietteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Ken Mariette, former manager of the Mountain Gate Community Services District, pleaded no contest to felony charges of voting and registration fraud. Mariette used his girlfriend's address to register to vote in Mountain Gate in 2004. He then worked for the district before becoming its manager. Mariette was sentenced to 36 months' conditional release and was ordered to serve 30 days in an adult work program.

Source: bit.ly/2sOaq9a

StateCaliforniaYear2010NameEloise Garcia-MohsinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former Palm Springs candidate Eloise Garcia-Mohsin was charged with two counts of voter fraud, three counts of perjury, and four counts of falsely filing election documents after lying about her residence so she could run for office. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the state's election code, was sentenced to 180 hours of community service, and disqualified from seeking or holding public office during a three-year period of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2uVgqhI , bit.ly/2tNcO37

StateCaliforniaYear2010NameMolly MoralesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Molly Morales received two mail-in ballots, one addressed to her and the other addressed to "Molly LaPointe." Morales filled out and submitted both ballots in the fall 2009 St. Helena school board election. She pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of voter fraud. Morales was sentenced to three years' probation, 150 hours of community service, a $1,100 fine, and was ordered to pay $4,080 in restitution to Napa County.

Source: bit.ly/2eAmKmc

StateCaliforniaYear2009NameLeonis and Domenica MalburgCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former mayor of Vernon, Leonis Malburg, and his wife, Domenica, were convicted of fraudulent voting and voter registration fraud. Malburg, who had been mayor for 50 years prior to his resignation, and his wife did not live in Vernon and were thus ineligible to vote or to be candidates in that municipality. Leonis was barred from elected office, placed on five years' probation, ordered to pay $183,800 in fines and penalty assessments, and more than $395,000 restitution to the city for salary, benefits, and travel. Domenica received three years' probation and was ordered to pay $36,000 in fines and penalties.

Source: bit.ly/2fdglif, bit.ly/2fdglif

StateCaliforniaYear2009NameMark JacobyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Owner of Young Political Majors, Mark Jacoby, pleaded guilty to voter fraud after he registered to vote at a childhood address where he no longer lived and at another address in the same voter precinct. He was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor and was ordered to complete 30 days of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2eAp1xV

StateCaliforniaYear2008NameDon Cornell WilliamsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Don Cornell Williams pleaded guilty to felony voter fraud charges. While working as a signature gatherer in Orange County, Williams registered an illegal immigrant and two teenagers who were too young to vote. Williams was sentenced to 61 days' in jail and three years' probation.

Source: lat.ms/2eVtb6G

StateCaliforniaYear2008NameChristopher KavanaghCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Christopher Kavanagh pleaded no contest to registering to vote in Berkeley when he lived in Oakland. He was sentenced to six months in jail, five years' probation, and was ordered to pay a $10,835 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2eVfBAe

StateCaliforniaYear2007NameMickensey OliveriaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Mickensey Oliveria pleaded no contest to ballot petition fraud. Oliveria was charged with providing a false affidavit for a referendum or recall petition or the signatures appended thereto.

Source: bit.ly/2sLHvGJ, bit.ly/2sSa2Wl, Superior Court of California, Case #1090738

StateCaliforniaYear2006NameJason Holly, Jessica Sundell, and…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jason Holly and Jessica Sundell pleaded guilty in 2006 to a felony charge of fraudulent completion of an affidavit of registration, and were sentenced to three years' probation. It was discovered that more than 100 people who thought they were signing petitions to cure breast cancer and punish child molesters were actually registering as Republicans in an elaborate vote-flipping scheme. Donahue Farrow pleaded guilty in 2008 for his involvement in this scheme. He was sentenced to 46 days in jail and three years' probation. Five others have also pleaded guilty over their involvement in this scheme.

Source: bit.ly/2fdes54, bit.ly/2umL0DT, bit.ly/2uVa5CV

StateCaliforniaYear2006NameRoger TreskunoffCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Ballot Petition Fraud

A former Hayward County school board candidate pleaded guilty to registering fictitious voters and falsifying ballot initiatives, both felonies. Treskunoff was initially charged with over 40 felonies. He was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by five years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fdfGgI, bit.ly/2fdgCSl

StateCaliforniaYear2005NameTrina StevensonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Trina Stevenson pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. Stevenson was required to pay a fine and serve probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sSa2Wl, bit.ly/2sRLr3R, Superior Court of California, Case #1088984

StateCaliforniaYear2002NameEdward Barquet and Michelle CorrallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Working as GOP voter registration employees during the 2000 general election, Edward Barquet and his girlfriend, Michelle Corrall, sought to capitalize on a $4 bounty for each Republican voter successfully registered. The pair submitted multiple fraudulent registrations, which included false information and forged signatures. Following their guilty pleas, a judge sentenced each of them to serve four months in jail and pay a $220 fine, followed by five years' probation.

Source: lat.ms/2fituVL

StateCaliforniaYear2001NameCompton, CACase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

A 2001 election in Compton turned into a multi-year legal drama as candidates for city council and mayor traded accusations of fraud. In the election, incumbent Mayor Omar Bradley lost to challenger Eric Perrodin by 281 votes, and Leslie Irving (a Perrodin ally) defeated Melanie Andrews for an open city council seat. Bradley sued, alleging fraud, including allegations that Irving illegally registered non-citizens. Superior Court Judge Judith Chirlin overturned the election, returning Bradley to power based on the fact that the city clerk had improperly placed Perrodin's name at the top of the ballot rather than select the order randomly. Chirlin also found that Irving had indeed helped non-citizens to register and vote in the election, and removed Irving from office and replaced her with Andrews. On appeal, Chirlin's ruling was partially overturned. The appellate court acknowledged that Perrodin had benefited from a "primacy effect," but this was insufficient to overturn the election. The appellate court upheld the removal of Irving from office, but held that Judge Chirlin should have ordered a new election rather than simply replace her with Andrews.

Source: lat.ms/2ffcCkG, lat.ms/2fdAKUi, lat.ms/2e3289Y

StateColoradoYear2017NameAngelo Felix AbadCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Angelo Felix Abad forged at least one signature while circulating petitions to place a minimum wage increase on the 2016 ballot. He ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of felony forgery. He now faces a maximum possible sentence of up to six years' imprisonment, and was sentenced on April 7, 2017.

Source: bit.ly/2lvAwLm, bit.ly/2tMg8v4

StateColoradoYear2017NameMaureen Marie MossCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

While working for Black Diamond Outreach, a Denver-based community outreach organization, Maureen Marie Moss forged 34 signatures on petitions she was circulating to get U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser on the ballot for the June 2016 primary. Moss ultimately pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to four years' probation on each count. She was also ordered to complete 250 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2l8GCjA, dpo.st/2udjDvu, cbsloc.al/2m80eIW

StateColoradoYear2017NameToni Lee NewbillCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Toni Lee Newbill pleaded guilty to voting twice using her deceased father's name to do so, once in the 2013 general election and again in the Republican primary of 2016. Newbill was sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation and 30 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and additional court fees.

Source: dpo.st/2owWxOA, bit.ly/2q8FKBj, bit.ly/2pjbYHd

StateColoradoYear2014NameCarol HannahCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Carol Hannah, was registered to vote in Mohave County, Arizona, and Adams County, Colorado, and was convicted of voter fraud for voting in both states during the 2010 election. Hannah's double voting was detected by the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, a system in which Arizona shares voter data with at least 20 other states. She was convicted and sentenced to three years' supervised probation and $1,000 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2fifHPg, bit.ly/2feJ32q

StateColoradoYear2015NameVitaliy B. GrabchenkoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Grabchenko pleaded guilty to procuring a false registration (by providing a false registration to vote), a misdemeanor. He was given a two-year deferred sentence with two years of supervised probation, and was ordered to complete 48 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2eVcurR, bit.ly/2fik4JQ

StateColoradoYear2012NameBrittany CurtisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

In 2012, Brittany Curtis pleaded guilty to attempting to influence a public servant when she forged signatures and voter information on a ballot petition. She was given a deferred sentence of two years and fined $1,653.50.

Source: bit.ly/2uvEzv6, bit.ly/2uPz7m4

StateColoradoYear2011NameDavid Harold ShackleyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Following a jury trial, a Colorado man was found guilty of voting twice, a misdemeanor, in county elections in 2008 and 2009. Shackley voted early in one county, and then by mail in another. Despite having been warned against voting multiple times after the 2008 election, he did so again in 2009.

Source: bit.ly/2ee7ISm, bit.ly/2fvTXnX

StateColoradoYear2007NameJohn McCarthyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

In 2004, John McCarthy was hired by Choose 2 Vote (a campaign finance company) to register new voters. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to producing false voter registration applications. He was sentenced to three years in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2tvB3Ro

StateColoradoYear2006NameWinston KeyesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Winston Keyes, of Denver, Colorado, pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2005 general election. He forged his mother's signature on her absentee ballot, despite the fact that his mother had died in July of that year. He was sentenced to one year of probation and was ordered to pay court costs.

Source: dpo.st/2sLq1dC, bit.ly/2sLraC8

StateColoradoYear2005NameAjmal ShahCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ajmal Shah was convicted in 2005 on two counts of voter fraud after Shah attempted to register to vote by providing fabricated information regarding U.S. citizenship. Shah was sentenced to time served, in addition to one year of supervised release for the first count and three years of supervised release for the second count, to be served concurrently, and fined $200 in fees.

Source: bit.ly/2sUAtPw

StateConnecticutYear2015NameChristina AyalaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former state representative Christina Ayala pleaded guilty to two counts of providing a false statement and was sentenced to a suspended one-year prison term followed by two years of conditional discharge. Ayala had voted in a series of elections, including the 2012 presidential election, in districts in which she did not live. When confronted about residency discrepancies by state investigators, Ayala fabricated evidence to corroborate her false residency claims. Before agreeing to a plea deal, she faced eight counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations, and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. As a condition of her plea deal, she is barred from seeking elected office for two years.

Source: bit.ly/2fEQGlx

StateConnecticutYear2013NameMinnie GonzalezCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The State Elections Enforcement Commission ruled that State Rep. Minnie Gonzalez was "knowingly present" while four voters fraudulently filled out absentee ballots at City Hall during the 2006 election. She was fined $4,500 by the Commission. Gonzalez appealed the fine but lost in the state Superior Court.

Source: bit.ly/2fbIQ1Z, bit.ly/2feJ32q

StateConnecticutYear2011NameLydia MartinezCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez admitted to illegally assisting in the filling out of absentee ballots, as well as encouraging those not eligible to vote absentee to do so. Martinez targeted residents of an assisted living home, Harborview Towers. She was ordered by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission to pay a $500 fine. This was not the first time she was fined by the Commission: In 2008, she was found liable to pay $664 to the Citizens Election Fund for the excess expenditures her campaign committee made for her failed run for the State House.

Source: bit.ly/2tJbYTh, bit.ly/2u9rIkG

StateConnecticutYear2010NameCarlos LopezCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz Lopez, registered to vote and voted on three separate occasions (2004, 2006, and 2007) in Hartford, where they own a furniture store, while actually living in Farmington. Lopez and his wife were ordered to pay a civil penalty to the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission in the amount of $2,000.

Source: bit.ly/2tmjN2r

StateConnecticutYear2010NameLuz LopezCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Luz Lopez and her husband, Carlos Lopez, registered to vote and voted on three separate occasions (2004, 2006, and 2007) in Hartford, where they own a furniture store, while actually living in Farmington. Lopez and her husband were ordered to pay a civil penalty to the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission in the amount of $2,000.

Source: bit.ly/2tmjN2r

StateConnecticutYear2009NameLillian Cummings StevensonCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

In 2009, Lillian Cummings Stevenson agreed to a consent order after the State Elections Enforcement Commission found her guilty of illegally signing and submitting two absentee ballot request forms on behalf of her sons, who were living in Europe. She was given a $200 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2u4lhzT

StateConnecticutYear2005NamePrenzina HollowayCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Prenzina Holloway, of Hartford, Connecticut, voted using another voter's absentee ballot in the 2004 Democratic primary. She was ordered to pay a civil penalty to the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission in the amount of $10,000, but she was only required to pay $2,000 because of financial hardship. Ironically, she was later hired by the Hartford Democratic registrar of voters to work in connection with a 2009 municipal election.

Source: bit.ly/2uvxzyi, bit.ly/2uw0EtM

StateConnecticutYear2003NameEva CorriganCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Eva Corrigan admitted to failing to co-sign the absentee ballots of those she assisted. She was ordered by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission to pay a $100 civil penalty.

Source: bit.ly/2u4xi8p

StateConnecticutYear2003NameBarnaby HortonCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former state representative Barnaby Horton was charged with absentee ballot fraud after he was caught inducing elderly residents to cast absentee ballots for him. After a lengthy court battle, he pleaded guilty to felony charges of ballot fraud and agreed to pay a $10,000 fine, one of the largest fines ever imposed by the State Elections Enforcement Commission. A Superior Court judge sentenced Horton to two years' probation and ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2f1uXk9

StateConnecticutYear2002NameHector RiellanoCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Hector Riellano admitted to failing to acknowledge assisting someone with the filing of their absentee ballot. He was fined $350 by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission.

Source: bit.ly/2u4xi8p

StateConnecticutYear2002NameDolores ScalesseCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Dolores Scalesse admitted to violating Connecticut law by falsely claiming she was a witness to all the signatures on a state petition. She entered into a consent agreement with the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission and was ordered to pay a $250 civil penalty.

Source: bit.ly/2u4xi8p

StateConnecticutYear2002NameMichael SinghCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Singh, of Stratford, CT, registered to vote, voted, and eventually was elected to the town council despite the fact that he is not a U.S. citizen. An immigrant from Jamaica, he registered to vote in 1999, ran unsuccessfully for state senate in 2000, and won a seat on the Stratford town council in 2001, where he became majority leader. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission later found that he was not a U.S. citizen and required that he pay $4,000 in fines and resign from his position.

Source: nyti.ms/2rUNmEk, nyti.ms/2rCDakt

StateConnecticutYear2001NameSybil AllenCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Sybil Allen, while serving as a Democrat on the Bridgeport Town Committee, engaged in a range of absentee ballot-related fraud. Allen completed ballot applications in the name of residents, forged signatures, and on at least one occasion got a voter to forge a ballot registration form for a family member who no longer lived in the community. Allen also told one voter that a candidate was not on the ballot and watched voters fill out their ballots before taking possession of them. Allen eventually agreed to pay a civil fine of $5,000 and was barred from running for re-election for two years.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear2001NameWarren BluntCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Warren Blunt, a city councilman in Bridgeport, pleaded guilty to being present while people cast their absentee ballots and subsequently taking those ballots while running for re-election in the town's Democratic primary. The State of Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission fined Blunt $2,500 and required him to resign from the town committee. He was also barred from running for elected office again for two years.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear2001NameRonald CavenessCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

As part of a "get out the vote" campaign leading up to the 2000 election, Ronald Caveness admitted to distributing absentee ballots, being present while people filled them out, and then collecting them. After an investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission, he agreed to resign from the Democratic Town Committee, not seeking re-election for two years, and pay a fine of $4,000, which was eventually reduced to $1,000.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear2001NamePaulette ParkCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Paulette Park, while working for a candidate for Bridgeport's 2000 Democratic Town Committee primary election, illegally persuaded voters to list false reasons for requesting absentee ballots, assisted them in applying for absentee ballots, and took possession of the absentee ballots after watching voters fill them out. The State of Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission fined her $5,000 and banned her from working on future campaigns.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear2000NameGeorge Cabrera, Jr.Case TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

George Cabrera, Jr., entered into a settlement with State of Connecticut Election Enforcement Commission. Cabrera admitted to observing a resident fill out an absentee ballot before taking possession of that ballot during the Democratic primary for town council. Cabrera agreed to pay a $750 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear2000NameCarlos ReinosoCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Carlos Reiniso admitted to voting in the 2000 election, when he was ineligible to do so. After an investigation by the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission, he agreed to pay $250 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear1997NameLiz DiazCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Liz Diaz, a former 4th District town committee member in Hartford, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit election fraud and to witness tampering after she registered ineligible voters to receive absentee ballots and intimidated a witness to lie about her reason for requesting an absentee ballot in a court hearing regarding the 1996 Democratic town committee election. She was sentenced to two months in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2spLC9K, bit.ly/2rCxdV0, bit.ly/2ttdkRq

StateConnecticutYear1997NameVirgen FigueroaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Virgen Figueroa, a former town committee member from Hartford, pleaded guilty to absentee ballot fraud and forgery. In a plot with several other individuals to elect Democrat candidates for town committee in the 1996 election, Figueroa registered ineligible voters to receive absentee ballots and helped them to mark their ballots. She was sentenced to two months in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2spLC9K, bit.ly/2rCxdV0, bit.ly/2ttdkRq

StateConnecticutYear1996NameEdwin E. GarciaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Edwin E. Garcia, a former lawmaker and Hartford Police Sergeant, pleaded no contest to three felony counts of absentee ballot fraud, tampering with a witness, and accepting an illegal campaign contribution. Garcia and his campaign workers systematically registered hundreds of young voters and furnished many with absentee ballots that they neither qualified for nor understood. He received a sentence of one year of house arrest.

Source: bit.ly/2fbGd0o

StateConnecticutYear1994NameJacqueline RogersCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jacqueline Rogers was a campaign worker for James Holloway, a candidate for City Council. In the 1993 primary, she was paid $150 to dress up in a nurse's uniform with a certified nurse nametag and solicit "emergency" absentee ballots from patients. She instructed at least one voter to cast her ballot for Holloway. The primary was ultimately decided in Holloway's favor by just nine votes. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission barred her from participating in political campaigns for five years.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear1991NameCurtis MouningCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Curtis Mouning, a campaign volunteer for State Representative Mario Testa during the 1990 election, admitted to signing the names of five of his friends and family members to request absentee ballots to vote in the primary. He was ordered to pay a civil penalty to the Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission in the amount of $500.

Source: bit.ly/2tNpunG

StateConnecticutYear1988NameErnest NewtonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ernest Newton, a former state senator, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1,000 for assisting in filling out someone else's absentee ballot. Newton illegally filled out and mailed an absentee ballot for Ada Crosby. The fraud occurred in the 1988 primary while Newton was a state senate candidate in the 124th District. Following his election, he was imprisoned after accepting a bribe, using campaign contributions for personal expenses, and failing to report improper income on his federal tax return. In 2015, Newton was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for campaign finance violations stemming from having three campaign workers fraudulently sign donation cards in order for the campaign to reach the threshold to qualify for state matching funds.

Source: bit.ly/2oK27sa, cour.at/2pm8u8S, bit.ly/2pmpSKO

StateFloridaYear2017NameGladys CoegoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeAltering The Vote Count

Gladys Coego, a temporary worker in the Miami-Dade County elections department during the November 2016 election, pleaded guilty to filling out the mail-in ballots of other voters in favor of Republican mayoral candidate Raquel Regalado. While she admitted to altering the ballots of at least two individuals, detectives believe that Coego likely fraudulently marked numerous other absentee ballots. She was sentenced to two years of house arrest.

Source: bit.ly/2hmygEr, bit.ly/2w9hoax

StateFloridaYear2017NameAnthony GrantCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant was convicted of a felony voting fraud charge, a felony election violation, and misdemeanor absentee voting violations. During the 2015 election while he was running for election, he coerced absentee voters to cast ballots for him. In at least one case, Grant personally solicited an absentee vote from a non-resident of Eatonville. Grant, who had previously served as mayor, lost the in-person vote, but still won the election with more than twice the number of absentee ballots than were cast for incumbent Bruce Mount. Following his indictment, Grant was suspended by Florida Governor Rick Scott. He was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and four years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sAF7PP, bit.ly/2sQc0dl, bit.ly/2tsZBdr

StateFloridaYear2017NameMia Antoinette NowellsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Mia Antoinette Nowells, a campaign worker for former Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant, was found guilty of coercing Layota Jackson to vote for Grant in the 2015 election. Nowells was charged with intimidating voters and tampering with absentee ballots. She was sentenced to two years' probation and 200 hours of community service.

Source: at.wftv.com/1Usdkv0, bit.ly/2sVEcMp, bit.ly/2sAF7PP

StateFloridaYear2015NameAnnique Lesage NewtonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Newton, a serial fraudster, was convicted of embezzlement, insurance fraud, and voter fraud, and sentenced to eight years in prison and 15 years' probation after violating her probation stemming from a 2009 case in which she stole $400,000 from her employer. The vote fraud charges stemmed from registering to vote without informing election officials that she was a convicted felon.

Source: bit.ly/2feLP81, bit.ly/2feNaf2, bit.ly/2eedK5d

StateFloridaYear2015NameEric HaynesCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Eric Haynes, a Lauderdale Lakes City Commissioner, voted using a false address in the 2012 general election. He had moved to a different precinct before Election Day, but he still certified at the polls that he was living at his former address. He was fined $500 by the Florida Election Commission.

Source: bit.ly/2sVxOVy

StateFloridaYear2015NameWilliam HazardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

William Hazard, 53, of West Boynton, pleaded guilty to one felony voter registration charge and three misdemeanor charges of attempting to submit false voter registration information. He was initially charged with multiple counts of false voter registration. He was sentenced to 10 days in the county jail, 36 months' probation, and was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. Hazard was hired by a consulting firm to register Republican voters; in the process he illegally switched party registrations for multiple voters and even registered his uncle, an Iowa resident, to vote in Florida.

Source: bit.ly/2fvW7DS

StateFloridaYear2014NameJames Webb BakerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

James Webb Baker, of Seattle, pleaded guilty to ID Fraud and intimidation of voters. Responding to perceived suppression of Hispanic voters who favored Democrat candidates, Baker mailed fake county election documents to Palm Beach County, Florida, residents demanding proof of citizenship to avoid having their voter registrations cancelled. Nearly 200 residents were targeted, all with connections to the Republican Party.

Source: bit.ly/2eVhOLE

StateFloridaYear2013NameDeisy Penton de CabreraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Deisy Cabrera pleaded guilty to charges of being an absentee ballot broker (boletera) as part of a massive absentee voter fraud scheme. Her notebook contained the names and addresses of over 500 voters who were mostly elderly Hispanics in Hialeah. The lists, titled Deisy's Voters, reportedly included information as to whether the voter was illiterate or was blind, deaf, or had Alzheimer's. She was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2feMlCZ, bit.ly/2fvSzSc

StateFloridaYear2013NameJeffrey GarciaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Chief of Staff to Florida Rep. Joe Garcia (D_26), Jeffrey Garcia, resigned and pleaded guilty to orchestrating a plot involving the submission of hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests during the primary in 2012. Garcia was sentenced to 90 days in prison and 18 months' probation. He was ordered to spend the first three months of probation under house arrest.

Source: bit.ly/2f1x2MN

StateFloridaYear2013NameOnakia Lanet GriffinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Onakia Lanet Griffin, a convicted felon who was not eligible to vote, was convicted of two counts of voter fraud and one count of false swearing. Griffin had previously been convicted of wire fraud, identification theft, and identity fraud. Griffin registered to vote on June 5, 2012, and falsely claimed that she was not a convicted felon. She subsequently admitted to voting in the 2012 presidential election. Griffin was sentenced to a fine of $1079.50 and 23 days' incarceration.

Source: bit.ly/2pAa7ke, bit.ly/2poDLbb, bit.ly/2qfmUoC

StateFloridaYear2013NameRebekah Joy PaulCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Rebekah Joy Paul pleaded guilty to falsifying voter registrations prior to the 2012 general election. While employed as a voter registration worker with a political consulting firm hired by the Republican Party, she created false voter registrations. She and her co-conspirator admitted to faking 27 registrations for Duval County. She was sentenced to community service.

Source: pbpo.st/2sTqE4A

StateFloridaYear2013NameChristian David PriceCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Christian David Price, a campaign worker in Florida, pleaded guilty to falsifying voter registrations in the 2012 election. While employed as voter registration worker with a political consulting firm hired by the Republican Party, he created false voter registrations. He and his co-conspirator admitted to faking 27 registrations for Duval County. He was sentenced to community service.

Source: pbpo.st/2sTqE4A

StateFloridaYear2012NameJosef SeverCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Josef Sever was charged and convicted of illegal voting. Sever was a Canadian citizen who nonetheless cast a ballot in two presidential elections. He also lied about his citizenship status to obtain a firearm. He was convicted and sentenced to five months in prison and almost certain deportation to Canada.

Source: bit.ly/2fvQwha

StateFloridaYear2012NameSergio RobainaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Sergio Robaina (the uncle of former Hialeah mayor) was charged with illegally collecting absentee ballots, a misdemeanor, and with felony voter fraud charges for allegedly filling out a ballot against the wishes of two voters, one of them a woman with dementia. Robaina pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of illegal possession of absentee ballots and was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eopxl5

StateFloridaYear2010NameMaurice Childress, Kashawn John,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

ACORN voter registration canvassers Maurice Childress, Kashawn John, Liltovia Rhodes, Carlos Torres, Evangeline Williams, Lilkevia Williams, and Richard Williams, were convicted of false swearing in an election in Miami as part of a scheme to submit fraudulent voter registration applications. They received sentences ranging from 72 days to 10 months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2eeeK9D

StateFloridaYear2010NameGreg "Charlie" BurkeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Greg "Charlie" Burke was found guilty of voter fraud in the third degree, a felony, for living and voting in one county while holding an elected post in another. He was sentenced to two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fdlbf6

StateFloridaYear2006NameMohsin AliCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mohsin Ali, a non-citizen, pleaded guilty to unlawful voting by an alien. Ali was sentenced to two years' probation, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a $25 court fee.

Source: bit.ly/2sUAtPw, States v. Mohsin Ali, 4:05-CR-47 (2006)

StateFloridaYear2005NameUsman Ali ChaudharyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

On May 18, 2005, a jury found Usman Ali Chaudhary, also known as Usman Ali, guilty of making a false claim regarding his citizenship status on his driver's license and voter registration applications. Chaudhary was sentenced to three years' probation, $3,000 in fines, and $100 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sUAtPw

StateFloridaYear2005NameRicardo KnightCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

In Miami-Dade County, legal permanent resident Ricardo Knight admitted to immigration officials that he had voted in the extremely close 2000 presidential election. He was convicted and sentenced to a year of probation and fined $500.

Source: bit.ly/2fbPjKf

StateFloridaYear2005NameEgbert RickmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Egbert Rickman entered a plea of no contest to a charge that he knowingly voted in an election despite being a non-citizen. Rickman was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Source: US v. Rickman, Case #04-CR-20491 in Florida

StateFloridaYear2005NameAstrid Natalia Torres-PerezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Astrid Natalia Torres-Perez pleaded guilty to charges that she voted despite being a non-citizen and therefore ineligible. She was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: US v. Torres-Perez, Case #04-CR-14046 in Florida

StateFloridaYear2004NameKenneth BennettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kenneth Bennett pleaded guilty to knowingly voting in a U.S. election while not a U.S. citizen. He was sentenced to three months' probation, barred from owning a firearm, and assessed a $250 fine.

Source: U.S. v. Bennett, Case #04-CR-14048 in Florida.

StateFloridaYear2004NameElizabeth Bain KnightCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Elizabeth Bain Knight pleaded guilty to election fraud. She had voted in a U.S. election despite the fact that she was not a citizen. She was sentenced to three months' probation, barred from owning a firearm, and fined $250.

Source: U.S. v. Bain Knight, Case #04-CR- 14047 in Florida.

StateFloridaYear2004NameJobero LubinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jobero Lubin pleaded guilty to knowingly voting in a U.S. election while not a U.S. citizen. He was sentenced to one year's probation.

Source: U.S. v. Lubin, Case #04-CR-60163 in Florida.

StateFloridaYear2004NameSyble McKenzieCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Syble McKenzie pleaded guilty to election fraud after she voted despite being a non-citizen. She was sentenced to one year's probation and 30 hours' community service.

Source: U.S. v. McKenzie, Case #04-CR-60160 in Florida.

StateFloridaYear2004NameJerry St. Clair O'NeilCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jerry St. Clair O'Neil pleaded guilty to knowingly voting in a U.S. election while not a U.S. citizen. He was sentenced to one year's probation and fined $250.

Source: U.S. v. O'Neil, Case #04-CR-60165 in Florida.

StateFloridaYear2004NameChristiana PhillipCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Christiana Phillips was convicted of voting in a U.S. election while not a U.S. citizen. She was sentenced to three months' probation.

Source: U.S. v. Phillip, Case #04-CR- 80103 in Florida.

StateFloridaYear2004NameTroy ShivdayalCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Troy Shivdayal pleaded guilty to knowingly voting in a U.S. election while not a U.S. citizen. He was sentenced to one year's probation and fined $250.

Source: U.S. v. Shivdayal, Case #04-CR-60164 in Florida.

StateFloridaYear2003NameRafael Antonio VelasquezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Rafael Antonio Velasquez, a former candidate for the Florida House, was convicted in 2003 for having voted twice before he became a U.S. citizen.

Source: bit.ly/2fbJpZG, bit.ly/2eVlpJV

StateFloridaYear2000NameGilda OliverosCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Hialeah Gardens Mayor Gilda Oliveros was convicted of six charges that ranged from voter fraud to asking two of her former employees to murder her then-husband so she could cash in on a $45,000 life insurance policy. She was sentenced to 4.8 years in state prison, but was released on a $100,000 bond to appeal her sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2feQRkY, bit.ly/2f1tVok

StateFloridaYear1999NameJose De Goti Sr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jose De Goti Sr. pleaded guilty to four counts of felony voter fraud for falsely registering a Miami police officer and his wife so they could cast fraudulent ballots in the 1997 Miami mayoral election. He was sentenced to six months in jail, six months of house arrest, and one year of probation, in addition to a $10,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2rUXr44

StateFloridaYear1998NameHumberto HernandezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Humberto Hernandez was convicted of being an accessory to covering up fraud and removed from office after it was discovered that hundreds of fraudulent absentee ballots were cast in his favor. He was sentenced to a one-year prison term.

Source: bit.ly/2eVnRA2, bit.ly/2fEUeUW

StateFloridaYear1996NameHialeah, FLCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

The results of the 1993 mayoral election in Hialeah were voided by a Dade County judge after the discovery of several forged absentee ballots. The judge found that one of the candidates had a 2-to-1 advantage in absentee ballots, which he attributed to "overzealous" campaign workers at an elderly home in addition to several non-residents and mentally incompetent people voting.

Source: lat.ms/2sTJt7V, bit.ly/2tsQlWy

StateFloridaYear1992NameHardee CountyCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Three campaign supporters illegally submitted absentee ballots during the 1992 Hardee County sheriff election. Although a grand jury found that no criminal intent was involved, the election was thrown out and a new one was ordered.

Source: bit.ly/2sVDrTB

StateGeorgiaYear2015NameMohammad ShafiqCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Mohammad Shafiq had a disagreement with Madison County sheriff candidate Clayton Lowe, and thought he would get back at the man by helping his opponent win the 2012 election. Shafiq fraudulently submitted voter registrations cards and--in the face of accusations--coerced a couple, Bennie and Margaret Pierce, to sign affidavits intended to exonerate him. Upon investigation, his ruse was discovered, and he was charged with two counts of perjury, three counts of tampering with evidence, and two counts of voter identification fraud. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years' probation with a fine of $6,750.

Source: bit.ly/2fETwHh, bit.ly/2eAwQUb

StateGeorgiaYear2011NameEdwin Morris, Alexia Williams, and Kim…Case TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

The Georgia State Election Board imposed penalties against Edwin Morris and Alexia Williams in 2011 for their roles in forging signatures to get David Osborne on the 2008 Chatham County Commission ballot. Morris received a reprimand and a 10-year suspension from campaign involvement. Williams was fined $300. In 2012, the Board ordered Kim Ross to pay a $300 fine for her involvement in the forging scheme.

Source: bit.ly/2finNY5, bit.ly/2f1vqTd

StateGeorgiaYear2011NameJames ParkerCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeFalse Registrations

James Parker was found guilty of an administrative violation of registering to vote under an address at which he did not live. He was given a cease-and-desist order issued by the Georgia State Election Board, as well as a public reprimand.

Source: bit.ly/2sM065L

StateGeorgiaYear2011NameDoyle Stone and Greg StoneCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former Twiggs County Sheriff Doyle Stone and his son, Greg Stone, were investigated for mishandling absentee ballots in Greg Stone's 2008 primary campaign for sheriff. Absentee voters complained that Doyle Stone coerced them into voting for Greg Stone, and then took their ballots rather than allow them to be mailed in. Greg Stone lost the election by a wide margin. Both men agreed to pay $300 in civil fines.

Source: bit.ly/2fdiytS, bit.ly/2fw11AN, bit.ly/2eAsEUA

StateGeorgiaYear2011NameStephen WatsonCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Stephen Watson was found guilty of an administrative violation of registering to vote under an address at which he did not live. He was given a cease-and-desist order issued by the Georgia State Election Board, as well as a public reprimand.

Source: bit.ly/2sM065L

StateGeorgiaYear2010NameCarleton Vines, Albert Palmour, Dorothy…Case TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Carleton Vines and his accomplices ran an absentee ballot fraud operation designed to rig the 2006 election in which Vines won election as a state court judge. Vines's co-conspirators acted as "runners," illegally "assisting" voters in filling out their absentee ballots. In many cases, ballots were transported by the conspirators to Vines's law office before being subsequently mailed. The group signed a consent decree with the state board of election, acknowledging their actions and accepting a public reprimand. Vines was fined $15,000.

Source: bit.ly/2fim0lT, bit.ly/2f1x5bK, bit.ly/2eVjKns

StateGeorgiaYear2010NameMichael Douglas, Jr. and Olin GibsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Duplicate Voting

Former Dodge County Sheriff Michael Douglas, Jr., and Deputy Sheriff Olin Gibson pleaded guilty to election fraud in connection with Douglas' first campaign for sheriff in 2004. Douglas pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes and to voting more than once, and Gibson pleaded guilty to buying a vote for Douglas.

Source: bit.ly/2f1yQFA

StateGeorgiaYear2010NameTommy Raney and Debra BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Tommy Raney, a 2007 candidate for the Jackson City Council, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud for mishandling more than 40 absentee ballots in the 2007 Jackson City Council race. Raney had won the election by 27 votes. Both were sentenced to two years' probation. Raney was fined $158,000, and Brown was fined $20,000.

Source: bit.ly/2e2LqYm, bit.ly/2f1yAXk

StateGeorgiaYear2007NameJames Bryant, Jr.Case TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

James Bryant, Jr. admitted to improperly assisting voters in completing their absentee ballots in the 2005 Americus mayoral election. Bryant was a candidate in that election, and on at least six occasions, he helped voters fill out information on their ballot mailers without signing the requisite oath indicating he had provided the assistance. He was ordered by the State Election Board to pay a $600 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fjz1g1

StateGeorgiaYear2007NameJerry MettsCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jerry Metts was investigated for helping illegal aliens cast absentee ballots in Atkinson County during a 2004 county commission election. He was fined $80,000 by the State Election Board.

Source: bit.ly/2f1yAXk

StateGeorgiaYear1998NameJackie BaileyCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The Georgia State Election Board sanctioned Jackie Bailey, along with four others, in regard to her illegal possession of 107 absentee ballots in the June 1998 Democratic Primary Election for Coffee County Commissioner. She was fined $1,000. Secretary of State Cathy Cox indicated that the fines for possession of absentee ballots were equal to the most severe penalties ever ordered by the board for violations of the election code. The Board referred the case to the Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard E. Currie as a potential criminal case.

Source: bit.ly/2hi9r0a

StateGeorgiaYear1998NameGloria DavisCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The Georgia State Election Board sanctioned Gloria Davis, along with four others, in regard to her illegal possession of 107 absentee ballots in the June 1998 Democratic Primary Election for Coffee County Commissioner. She was fined $1,000. Secretary of State Cathy Cox indicated that the fines for possession of absentee ballots were equal to the most severe penalties ever ordered by the board for violations of the election code. The Board referred the case to the Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard E. Currie as a potential criminal case.

Source: bit.ly/2hi9r0a

StateGeorgiaYear1998NameDoris GaskinsCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The Georgia State Election Board sanctioned Doris Gaskins, along with four others, in regard to her illegal possession of 107 absentee ballots in the June 1998 Democratic Primary Election for Coffee County Commissioner. She was fined $1,000. Secretary of State Cathy Cox indicated that the fines for possession of absentee ballots were equal to the most severe penalties ever ordered by the board for violations of the election code. The Board referred the case to the Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard E. Currie as a potential criminal case.

Source: bit.ly/2hi9r0a

StateGeorgiaYear1998NameRudene McNeairCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The Georgia State Election Board sanctioned Rudene McNeair, along with four others, in regard to her illegal possession of 107 absentee ballots in the June 1998 Democratic Primary Election for Coffee County Commissioner. She was fined $1,000. Secretary of State Cathy Cox indicated that the fines for possession of absentee ballots were equal to the most severe penalties ever ordered by the board for violations of the election code. The Board referred the case to the Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard E. Currie as a potential criminal case.

Source: bit.ly/2hi9r0a

StateGeorgiaYear1998NameBetty StewartCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The Georgia State Election Board sanctioned Betty Stewart, along with four others, in regard to her illegal possession of 107 absentee ballots in the June 1998 Democratic Primary Election for Coffee County Commissioner. She was fined $1,000. Secretary of State Cathy Cox indicated that the fines for possession of absentee ballots were equal to the most severe penalties ever ordered by the board for violations of the election code. The Board referred the case to the Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard E. Currie as a potential criminal case.

Source: bit.ly/2hi9r0a

StateGeorgiaYear1997NameJackson Jones, Don McCranie, and Doyce…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Jackson Jones, Don McCranie and Doyce Mullis, Dodge County sheriff, commissioner, and former commissioner, respectively, were convicted of conspiracy to buy votes. The harshest sentence went to McCranie, who received a 30-month prison term, three years of probation, 150 hours of community service, and $5,000 in fines. Sheriff Jones was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Doyce Mullis was sentenced to one year in prison, three years of supervised release, 100 of community service, and a $5,000 fine. They were the last of 27 people to be sentenced in the election fraud case, which state investigators said also included cases of double voting, felon voting, and at least one ballot being cast in the name of a dead person.

Source: bit.ly/2e2GZwY, bit.ly/2eVls8j

StateHawaiiYear2016NameTiffany Edwards HuntCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Tiffany Edwards Hunt, a former candidate for the Hawaii County Council, pleaded no contest to a Class C felony voter registration charge. Prior to her 2014 campaign, Hunt had claimed her husband's surf shop as her primary residence, allowing her to vote in a district in which she did not reside. She switched her residency back to her home in District 5 so she could run for office. She ultimately lost by 274 votes. Her plea of no contest resulted in the dismissal of charges, but she was nevertheless assessed a $500 fine for the violation.

Source: bit.ly/2m8d8GJ, bit.ly/2mcwwiF

StateHawaiiYear1982NameRoss Segawa, Clifford Uwaine, Debra…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

In 1982, 27 individuals participated in an illegal scheme to boost Honolulu voter registrations for candidate Ross Segawa. Segawa was convicted on 10 counts of election fraud, criminal solicitation, and evidence tampering. Segawa served a year in prison and was expelled from law school. State Sen. Clifford Uwaine was convicted of conspiring to illegally register voters and served three months in jail; and Debra Kawaoka, an aide to Uwaine who also played a part in the false registration, served numerous weekends in prison. Brian Minaai and the other students each pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

Source: bit.ly/2fbLvIW

StateIdahoYear2017NameChristopher BillupsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Christopher Billups, a 62-year-old man from Lapwai, Idaho, pleaded guilty to attempting to vote in both Washington and Idaho. Billups was ordered to pay $2,490 in fees for false statements under oath and was sentenced to 364 days in jail (later suspended) and one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2uPAAJ5, bit.ly/2tvAQxy

StateIdahoYear2011NameKay Annette HansenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kay Annete Hansen pleaded guilty to attempting to vote when not qualified or repeat voting. She was placed on probation and required to pay $287.50 in fines and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tvAQxy

StateIdahoYear2011NameRichard A. KeaneCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Richard Keane of Nez Perce County was charged with perjury, illegal registration, and illegal voting or interference with an election. Keane registered to vote using two addresses (one was an old residence where he no longer resided). He pleaded guilty to illegal registration (a misdemeanor) and was sentenced to one year unsupervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, and $87.50 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tE3ApP, bit.ly/2tJxh7j, bit.ly/2v85IE8 (Case #CR-2010-0006825)

StateIdahoYear2011NameSusan Rose HarrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Susan Rose Harris pleaded guilty to charges of illegal registrations (Idaho Code 18-2322) in the 2009 election in Coer D'Alene. She was sentenced to three months' probation and a $200 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tWzajN

StateIdahoYear2011NameNancy Elaine WhiteCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Nancy White voted in the 2009 Coeur d'Alene city election, while actually residing outside the city limits. She pleaded no contest to charges of "illegal registration by voter," a violation of Idaho Code 18-2322. She was fined $200 and required to serve three months' unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2rCeJDT, bit.ly/2rUX0qP

StateIdahoYear2010NameThomas Gordon StevensCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Stevens was found guilty of illegal voting or interference with an election and illegal registration. These charges stem from the primary election in May of 2010. He was given two years' probation and 180 days in jail, which were later suspended.

Source: bit.ly/2sZPYGG, bit.ly/2v85IE8 (Case #CR-2010-0011469-MD)

StateIdahoYear2009NameWalter A. CoinerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Walter A. Coiner pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor voter fraud charge after acknowledging that he tried voting twice in the November 2008 election. He voted by absentee ballot in Twin Falls and in person in Ketchum. Coiner was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, 40 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $375 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2feTLpP, bit.ly/2fimUin

StateIdahoYear2005NameWilliam Burl Clayton IIICase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

William Burl Clayton III was charged with illegally signing an initiative petition in relation to the 2004 general election in Bonneville County, Idaho. He was convicted in 2005, and was given two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sZPYGG, bit.ly/2v85IE8 (Case #CR-2004-0017912-FE)

StateIdahoYear2005NamePatty Kae McCammonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Patty Kae McCammon pleaded guilty to illegally signing an initiative petition in relation to the 2004 general election in Bonneville County, Idaho. She was sentenced to two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2v85IE8 (Case #CR-2004-0017920-FE), bit.ly/2sZPYGG

StateIdahoYear2004NameJason Jay GoodsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Goodson was convicted of falsifying or forging public records and wrongful signing of a ballot petition (a felony charge) in connection with the 2004 general election. He was found guilty.

Source: bit.ly/2eVn6XH

StateIllinoisYear2017NameSteveland KiddCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Steveland Kidd pleaded guilty to two counts of violating absentee ballots during a municipal election in April 2013. Kidd took possession of, and delivered, an absentee ballot to election authorities despite not being legally allowed to do so. The crime is a Class Three felony. Kidd was sentenced to 12 days in the St. Clair County Jail and is now barred from engaging in campaign-related activities or electioneering.

Source: bit.ly/2pzQokH, bit.ly/2pj3lMZ, cbsloc.al/2oxiBZB

StateIllinoisYear2017NameBrian McDouglarCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Brian McDouglar, a resident of Cahokia, Illinois, was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of falsifying or tampering with an absentee ballot, a class 3 felony. McDouglar illegally took an absentee ballot from a voter he was not related to and then placed that ballot in the mail.

Source: bit.ly/2q8fIye, bit.ly/2oMOo4E, bit.ly/2pA2ASL

StateIllinoisYear2016NameAudrey CookCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Audrey Cook, a Madison County election judge, sent in a ballot marked for Donald Trump in the 2016 election on behalf of her recently deceased husband. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempted violation of the election code in exchange for dropping a felony perjury charge.

Source: bit.ly/2emmVkc, bit.ly/2uMVMR9, bit.ly/2eaxk7f

StateIllinoisYear2015NameBrian McDouglarCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Brian McDouglar was convicted of falsifying or tampering with an absentee ballot. He was sentenced to two years in prison for the Class C felony.

Source: bit.ly/2sVGTOb, bit.ly/2t0jmwq

StateIllinoisYear2014NameAugustus Stacker, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Augustus Stacker, Jr., of Belleville, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of a violation of absentee ballots. He assisted in manipulating up to 27 fraudulent absentee ballots in a municipal election. Stacker was sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge and required to pay court costs.

Source: cbsloc.al/2u4jScl, bit.ly/2uN3pa0, bit.ly/2u9Awa6 (Case #13CF0066301)

StateIllinoisYear2013NamePamela BryantCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Pamela Bryant, of Cahokia, pleaded guilty to three counts of incorrectly marking an absentee ballot. She received probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sVGTOb, bit.ly/2sAGtdB

StateIllinoisYear2013NameMonica LaPlantCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Monica LaPlant, of Cahokia, was charged with incorrectly marking an absentee ballot in the 2013 election. She was given probation after pleading guilty.

Source: bit.ly/2sVGTOb

StateIllinoisYear2012NameMaria AzadaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Maria Azada, an illegal alien from the Philippines living in Illinois, was convicted of eleven charges--perjury and mutilation of election material--in relation to illegal voting. Despite being ineligible, Azada voted nine different times in various elections and claimed to be a U.S. citizen on two voter registration forms. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail, two years' conditional discharge, and 100 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sROqJy, bit.ly/2sScZ9f

StateIllinoisYear2012NameJoan FortnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

In 2012, Joan Fortner pleaded guilty to voting twice in Illinois. She was sentenced to a period of supervised release.

Source: bit.ly/2svebA8

StateIllinoisYear2012NameMahmoud VakiliCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mahmoud Vakili, an Iranian citizen living in Waukegan, Illinois, pleaded guilty to disregarding the election code after he registered to vote and voted five times, despite the fact that he is not a U.S. citizen and is therefore not eligible to vote. He was sentenced to 12 months of supervision and 100 hours of community service, and was required to pay court costs.

Source: trib.in/2tRJadj, bit.ly/2uPYWmm

StateIllinoisYear2012NameParvin VakiliCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Parvin Vakili, an Iranian citizen living in Waukegan, Illinois, pleaded guilty to disregarding the election code after she registered to vote and voted seven times despite the fact that she was not a U.S. citizen and was therefore not eligible to vote. She was sentenced to 12 months' supervision and 100 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay court costs.

Source: trib.in/2tRJadj, bit.ly/2suxHNb

StateIllinoisYear2011NameMichael CollinsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Michael Collins was convicted of election fraud and tax evasion after giving a false address to establish eligibility to vote in East St. Louis, even though he lived in Swansea. He was also elected to be a precinct committeeman in East St. Louis after getting family members to sign petitions to get him on the ballot. He was sentenced to 50 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Source: bit.ly/2eekXT8

StateIllinoisYear2010NameWilliam BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

William Brown, of Cahokia, pleaded guilty to 22 charges related to election fraud after he worked with candidates for the Cahokia village board to rig their 2009 municipal election. Brown helped to apply for fraudulent absentee ballots and submit votes using those ballots. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, two years probation, and 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2tsGAYv, bit.ly/2sTBHLd

StateIllinoisYear2010NameAnish EapenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Anish Eapen, a city streets and sanitation superintendent in Chicago's 50th ward, pleaded guilty to absentee ballot violations. He approached residents of his ward while showing them his town badge, offered to help them cast absentee ballots, and filled out some of their ballots himself while working for an alderman candidate. Eapen was sentenced to 364 days in Cook County jail.

Source: trib.in/2sRKp7Z, trib.in/2tmcpV4

StateIllinoisYear2010NameKyle R. JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Kyle R. Johnson, a former Cahokia village trustee, falsified absentee ballot applications and illegally cast the ballots he obtained during a municipal election. He received five years' probation, 14 days in jail, and 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2tsGAYv, bit.ly/2sTBHLd

StateIllinoisYear2009NameEugene KryczkaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Eugene Kryczka, of Antioch, pleaded guilty to perjury in 2009. He had falsified 50 signatures on a ballot petition, in an attempt to run for Antioch town assessor. He also signed certifications in 19 of these cases, asserting that he had seen these individuals sign the petitions, when in fact, he had not. Kryczka was sentenced to a five-year suspended sentence, two years' probation, and a $500 fine. He was barred from holding public office.

Source: bit.ly/2tmL591, bit.ly/2tvF0FM, bit.ly/2uPHDBz

StateIllinoisYear2010NameArmando RamosCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Armando Ramos, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to absentee ballot violations in 2010. He had approached residents, offered to help them vote absentee, and in some cases filled out ballots for them during a 2007 election in which he was working for an alderman candidate. He was sentenced to 270 days in Cook County jail.

Source: trib.in/2sRKp7Z, trib.in/2tmcpV4

StateIllinoisYear2010NameTrevon L. TompkinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

In the 2009 Cahokia municipal election, former village trustee Trevon L. Tompkin falsified absentee ballot applications and illegally voted the ballots he obtained. He received five years' probation, 14 days in jail, and 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2tsGAYv, http://bit.ly/2sTBHLd

StateIllinoisYear2010NameKevin WigginsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Kevin Wiggins, of Cahokia, pleaded guilty to 43 charges against him in a voter fraud scheme in Cahokia's 2009 municipal election. Wiggins, along with candidates for the village board, filed fraudulent applications for absentee ballots and subsequently voted using those ballots. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, two years of probation, and 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2tsGAYv, bit.ly/2sTBHLd

StateIllinoisYear2009NameKenneth Davison and Jerry D. KnightCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Kenneth Davison and Jerry D. Knight, two campaign workers for state Senator Terry Link, were indicted on felony forgery and perjury charges for placing phony signatures on petitions to get state Senator Terry Link on the 2008 Democratic primary ballot. These phony signatures included the names of deceased voters. Davidson pleaded guilty to nine counts of perjury and was sentenced to probation and 60 days in jail. Knight pleaded guilty to 11 counts of perjury and was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 100 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2fEYXG4, bit.ly/2e2MA65, bit.ly/2eemWGW

StateIllinoisYear2009NameMargarita Del Pilar FitzpatrickCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick is a native and citizen of Peru who became a non-citizen permanent resident in 2004. When she applied for a driver's license, Fitzpatrick also filled out a "Motor Voter" registration form on which she falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen. She subsequently voted in the 2006 federal election. In 2007, while applying for naturalization, Fitzpatrick acknowledged to immigration officials that she had registered and voted. Fitzpatrick's application was denied and she was ordered removed from the country because of this violation.

Source: bit.ly/2fbQsle, bit.ly/2fbNP2U, bit.ly/2m8DCIe

StateIllinoisYear2009NameAnthony KimaniCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Anthony Kimani, a citizen of Kenya, illegally registered and voted in the 2004 general election. Kimani first entered the United States on a visitor's visa, which expired in 2000. He remained in the country illegally, later applying for permanent residency after marrying a U.S. citizen in 2003. Kimani was ordered deported after officials discovered his illegal vote. Kimani admitted to voting, but claimed "entrapment by estoppel," specifically indicating that the form he filled out for a driver's license included an option to register to vote. The three judge panel on the Seventh Circuit rejected the argument, pointing out that Kimani had falsely claimed U.S. citizenship on that form, and affirmed his deportation.

Source: bit.ly/2tj8Yel, bit.ly/2fdnW0d

StateIllinoisYear2008NameRodney McCullochCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

McCulloch, a political consultant working on the reelection campaign of Milton Township Assessor James Gumm, was convicted of three counts of perjury and one count of disregard of the election code. McCulloch oversaw a scheme that forged signatures to qualify Gumm for the ballot. He received two years' probation, 150 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $200 to a county anti-crime fund.

Source: bit.ly/2eoqTfz, bit.ly/2eAueFM

StateIllinoisYear2007NameElizabeth Dag Um KeathleyCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Elizabeth Dag Um Keathley came to the United States after marrying John Keathley, a U.S. citizen, in a ceremony that took place in the Philippines. She received a non-immigrant K-3 visa so that she could live with her husband while waiting for a grant of permanent residency as the spouse of a U.S. citizen. While considering her application, immigration officials determined that Keathley illegally voted and ordered her removal from the country. She contends that, when applying for a driver's license, she was asked if she wished to vote. After answering "yes," the official handling her driver's license application check marked the box indicating she was a U.S. citizen. Keathley indicated she was not. The Seventh Circuit remanded the case to the lower court for further review.

Source: bit.ly/2tj8Yel, bit.ly/2feVEmp, bit.ly/2fdmevN

StateIllinoisYear2007NameCharles Powell, Sheila Thomas, Jesse…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

East Saint Louis City precinct committeemen Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote-buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates. Powell was sentenced to 21 months in prison; Thomas was sentenced to 18 months in prison, $400 in fines, and two years' supervised release; Johnson was sentenced to two years' probation with the first five months in monitored home confinement; Lewis was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years' supervised release, and $200 in fines; Ellis was sentenced to a 4.5 year prison sentence for election fraud and assorted criminal offenses, including running a prostitution ring out of city hall and threatening to kill a federal witness.

Source: bit.ly/2feX7co, bit.ly/2f1DNyv

StateIllinoisYear2005NamePatricia BaileyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Following a trial, Illinois State Representative Patricia Bailey was found guilty of filing false election forms claiming her residency in the 6th District, when she was actually living with her mother outside of the district. Bailey was charged with two counts of perjury and one count of falsifying election documents. She was sentenced two years' probation and 100 hours of community service. She was barred from holding a government job for five years upon completion of her sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2feZv2E, bit.ly/2f1DQKi

StateIllinoisYear2004NameLeander BrooksCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

A former election judge, Leander Brooks, pleaded guilty to election fraud in the 2002 election. He forged signatures of three dead people on absentee ballot applications. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $400 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2rVcMSd, Docket # 03-CR-30201-DRH

StateIllinoisYear2004NamePatricia DeganuttiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Patricia Deganutti was found guilty of violating Illinois absentee ballot law by "unlawful observation of voting." While serving as a precinct captain in Cicero, Illinois, she visited a voter's home and persuaded him to apply for an absentee ballot, then returned and told him how to fill it out, and left with the completed ballot. She was sentenced to 18 months' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sOb6eV, bit.ly/2tLNzMH

StateIllinoisYear2004NameLeroy Scott Jr., Lillie Nichols,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Leroy Scott Jr., Lillie Nichols, Terrance R. Stith, and Sandra Stith pleaded guilty to one count each of vote buying. They were given funds from the St. Clair County Democratic Committee in order to buy votes for the upcoming election. Nichols and Mr. Stith were sentenced to four months in prison. Sandra Stith received one year of probation. Scott received 10 months' imprisonment and paid $3,100 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2fEXMGK, bit.ly/2fEXTCc

StateIllinoisYear2002NameRussel WithersCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Russel Withers, who owned multiple radio and TV stations, pleaded guilty to voting multiple times in both 1998 and 2000 elections in both Colorado and Illinois. He was fined $10,000.

Source: bit.ly/2fEXFed

StateIllinoisYear1982Name63 IndividualsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

A DOJ investigation of the Illinois election in 1982 estimated that 100,000 fraudulent ballots were cast in the gubernatorial primary. The investigation was tipped off by a party worker from Chicago's 39th Ward who was upset by his precinct captain's broken promise to award him a city job for his participation in the vote fraud scheme. The conspirators cast ballots for people who were elderly and disabled. The investigation resulted in 63 individuals being convicted, the largest voter fraud case in DOJ history.

Source: bit.ly/2uVkBtT

StateIndianaYear2016NameLowell "Ross" ColenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Lowell "Ross" Colen, a 10-year veteran of the Rising Sun Police Department, was forced to resign after pleading guilty to four counts of felony voter fraud. Colen was accused of illegally trying to help his father win election to the Rising Sun City Council by completing absentee voter applications and filling out ballots for people who were not eligible to vote in the county, and in some cases forging signatures. Colen evidently conducted some of this illegal activity while in uniform and on duty. He pleaded guilty to four counts of felony vote fraud and was sentenced to concurrently serve one year in prison and 185 days' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2mlTkMl, bit.ly/2l07BNH, bit.ly/2lpehs4

StateIndianaYear2013NameButch Morgan, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Former St. Joseph County Democratic Chairman Butch Morgan, Jr. was sentenced to one year of prison after being convicted of felony charges stemming from a plot to forge signatures on the petition to place Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana Democratic Primary ballot in 2008. Morgan, along with multiple co-conspirators from the Board of Voter Registration, forged over 200 signatures. A Yale University junior, Ryan Nees, discovered the fraud, noting "page after page of signatures are all the same handwriting." The forgery was overlooked during the primary process "because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures."

Source: bit.ly/2eAtTmy

StateIndianaYear2013NamePam Brunette, Beverly Shelton, Dustin…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Pam Brunette, Beverly Shelton, and Dustin Blythe worked with Butch Morgan (see prior entry) to forge over 200 signatures on the petition to enter Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton into the Indiana Democratic Primary. A Yale University junior, Ryan Nees, discovered the fraud, noting "page after page of signatures are all the same handwriting." The forgery was overlooked during the primary process "because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures." Brunette, a board member on the St. Joseph County Board of Voter Registration Democratic, and Shelton, a board worker, both received two years of probation in exchange for their testimony against Morgan. The judge sentenced Dustin Blythe, a board worker and Democrat volunteer, to one year in Community Corrections and probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fw7r31

StateIndianaYear2013NameDoug CampbellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Austin Mayor Doug Campbell faced voter fraud charges that he illegally accepted absentee ballots from voters and filled out a woman's incomplete ballot. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor electioneering in exchange for prosecutors agreeing to dismiss the felony voter fraud and conspiracy charges, which enabled him to remain in office.

Source: bit.ly/2fitiWu

StateIndianaYear2013NamePaul EtheridgeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Paul Etheridge, former New Albany mayoral candidate in the Democratic primary, was charged with voter fraud for endorsing a ballot of someone he knew to be ineligible in the May 2011 Democratic mayoral primary in New Albany, Indiana. He pleaded guilty to Forgery of Official Ballot Endorsement and received a suspended 18-month sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2fbTKEW

StateIndianaYear2013NameMichael MarshallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Michael Marshall, a Jennings County Democratic Party worker, pleaded guilty to three counts of vote fraud relating to applications for absentee ballots for his son, brother, and former roommate. Marshall was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2e2KeEC

StateIndianaYear2012NameJohn CookCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

John Cook, of Jennings County, pleaded guilty to perjury after he was arrested in connection with absentee ballot fraud. He was sentenced to 545 days' imprisonment, with one year of that time suspended.

Source: http://bit.ly/1S18hf1, (Case #40C01-1110-FC-000421)

StateIndianaYear2012NameJoshua ClemonsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Joshua Clemons was charged with voter fraud for completing two absentee ballots for people he knew to be ineligible in the May 2011 Democratic Primary. He pleaded guilty to fraudulent delivery of ballots and received a suspended 18-month sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2fbTKEW

StateIndianaYear2012NameChristopher MarshallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Christopher Marshall, of Jennings County, pleaded guilty to deception in a case involving absentee ballot fraud. His father, Michael Marshall, was working on a mayoral re-election campaign and was responsible for soliciting absentee ballot voters. He recruited his son and another individual (John Cook) to assist him. Christopher Marshall was ordered to pay court costs and fees, a fine, and restitution totaling $212.

Source: bit.ly/2uPq85j, bit.ly/2rVciiD (Case #40C01-1110-FC-000420)

StateIndianaYear2012NameCharlie WhiteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was removed from office following his 2012 felony conviction. White, who was serving as a councilman for the town of Fishers at the time, listed his ex-wife's home address as his primary residency so he could vote and be paid as a councilman in a district where he no longer resided. In addition to losing his office, White was sentenced to one year of house arrest, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and complete 30 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2fimyIi, bit.ly/2f1zjHN, bit.ly/2ff3agR

StateIndianaYear2011NameMonte MurphyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Monte Murphy, a former Muncie City Councilman, was convicted of three counts of illegally receiving absentee ballots following a jury trial. He provided the ballots to the individuals, told them how to vote for a straight Democrat ticket, and then mailed in the ballots for them. The trial court reduced each conviction to a Class A misdemeanor and sentenced Monte to consecutive one-year terms, suspended to probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eViSiK

StateIndianaYear2008NameBrian BerkmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former Schereville Town Court Bailiff Brian Berkman was convicted of voting in another precinct and perjury during the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. He was sentenced to one year of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eon35U

StateIndianaYear2008NameNatividad HernandezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Natividad Hernandez pleaded guilty to unauthorized entry at the polls during the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary election. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fjWDUs

StateIndianaYear2008NameChristopher and Michael LopezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Christopher and Michael Lopez pleaded guilty to unauthorized entry into the polls. The brothers voted in a precinct where they did not live during the 2003 East Chicago mayoral Democratic primary. Each man received a suspended 60-day jail sentence. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eAzbyw

StateIndianaYear2008NameJoseph Pedraza and Constance D. Simmons…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Joseph Pedraza and his wife, Constance D. Simmons-Pedraza, pleaded guilty to voting in a precinct where they did not live for the 2003 East Chicago mayoral Democratic primary election. They falsely claimed residence in East Chicago so that they could vote there, but city employment records revealed that they actually lived in the town of St. John. Both were sentenced to one year in prison, a sentence which will be suspended if they each satisfactorily complete one year on probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eAzbyw

StateIndianaYear2008NamePonciano HerreraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ponciano Herrera, a Lake County police officer, pleaded guilty to handling a forged absentee ballot in the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary election. Herrera was sentenced to 90 days of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2ff15l6

StateIndianaYear2008NameRonald DeCastroCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ronald DeCastro, an East Chicago police officer, pleaded guilty to a charge of voter fraud in connection with his misconduct during the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary election. He did not live in East Chicago, so he used the address of his uncle in order to cast an absentee ballot in the election. DeCastro received a 60-day suspended jail sentence and was sentenced to 60 days of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fw3jAf, bit.ly/2fdlIhq, bit.ly/2fF0gVx

StateIndianaYear2008NameTerrance LayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Terrance Lay, a city council candidate in the 2003 East Chicago Democratic primary, pleaded guilty to procuring and handling an absentee ballot for his brother-in-law in violation of state law that forbids anyone other than the voter or a close relative from handling absentee ballots. Lay was the last of the 46 people convicted by the Joint Vote Fraud Task Force formed in the wake of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic primary. Fraud in this 2003 primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral primary that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fEWTxE

StateIndianaYear2007NameAshley DunlopCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Mr. Ashley Dunlop pleaded guilty to the charge of aiding the fraudulent application of a ballot in connection to misconduct surrounding the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary election. He was sentenced to one year probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eACgP4

StateIndianaYear2007NameRicardo AlamilloCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Ricardo Alamillo, a former East Chicago assistant chief bailiff, was convicted of voting in another precinct for the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary and received a one-and-a-half year suspended sentence and another one-and-a-half years of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fEZuYI

StateIndianaYear2007NameAlicia Dunbar and Ivan DunbarCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Alicia and Ivan Dunbar pleaded guilty to voting in another precinct for the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary and were given one year of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fEZuYI

StateIndianaYear2007NameMark OroscoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Mark Orosco pleaded guilty to voting in another precinct for the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary and received a one year suspended sentence, one year of probation, and 100 hours of community service. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fEZuYI

StateIndianaYear2007NameMario Del ValleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Mario Del Valle pleaded guilty to voting in another precinct for the 2003 East Chicago elections. He was sentenced to one year of probation and 30 hours of community service. Fraud in the 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eAzcCt

StateIndianaYear2007NameMichael Harretos and Ezequiel GodinezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Michael Harretos and Ezequiel Godinez were sentenced to one year of probation, community service, and fines for voting in another precinct in the 2003 East Chicago election. Fraud in the 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fbPDIY

StateIndianaYear2007NameArthur Vera, Elvia Vera, Armando Vera,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Arthur, Elvia, and Armando Vera, Pedro Moro, and Yolanda Ramirez, pleaded guilty to voting in another precinct during the 2003 East Chicago Democratic primary. Fraud in this 2003 primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fbPDIY

StateIndianaYear2007NameJose Arroyo and Mabel KomendatCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jose Arroyo and Mabel Komendat were convicted of voting in another precinct after voting in an East Chicago election despite living in Hammond and Highland, respectively. They were both sentenced to one year probation and 50 hours of community service. Fraud in the 2003 East Chicago mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fbPDIY

StateIndianaYear2007NameLevones TolbertCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

East Chicago Councilman Levones Tolbert was charged with offering money in exchange for votes, among other offenses. Tolbert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized polling place entry and was sentenced to 30 days' probation. Fraud in the 2003 East Chicago primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fw71K2

StateIndianaYear2007NameAllan "Twig" SimmonsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Allan "Twig" Simmons, an operative for the Chicago mayor's campaign, was charged with three counts of attempted obstruction of justice and six counts of ballot fraud after persuading individuals to let him fill out their absentee ballots in exchange for jobs. He pleaded guilty to three counts of fraudulent application, showing, examination, receipt or delivery of ballots. He was sentenced to 3 years' probation and 100 hours of community service. Fraud in the 2003 East Chicago mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2feWMXg

StateIndianaYear2007NameRaymond CarilloCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Raymond Carillo pleaded guilty to one count of voting in a precinct in which he did not live for the 2003 East Chicago mayoral Democratic primary election. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eACgP4

StateIndianaYear2007NameJohn Carlyle and Ronald KomendatCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

John Carlyle and Ronald Komendat, a former police officer, both pleaded guilty to voting in precincts where they did not reside in the 2003 East Chicago mayoral Democratic primary election. Both received six-month suspended sentences and were ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fittRT

StateIndianaYear2007NameTonya Griffin-BronaughCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Tonya Griffin-Bronaugh, the sister of Terrance Lay, pleaded guilty to filling out and signing an application for an absentee ballot in the name of her former husband without his knowledge in connection with the 2003 East Chicago Democratic primary. Her brother was a city council candidate in that election. Griffin-Bronaugh was sentenced to 18 months of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eernRT

StateIndianaYear2006NameAntonio and Alycia MendiolaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Antonio and Alycia Mendiola pleaded guilty to voting in a precinct where they did not live during the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Both were sentenced to 18 months of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eepvJb, bit.ly/2fw9MLt

StateIndianaYear2006NameEduardo Perez, Sr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Eduardo Perez, Sr., pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving an absentee ballot in connection to the 2003 East Chicago mayoral Democrat primary. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eepvJb

StateIndianaYear2006NameLarry BattleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Larry Battle was convicted of voting in a precinct in which he did not live for the 2003 East Chicago mayoral Democratic primary election. Battle had a history of "crimes of dishonesty," prompting the judge--unpersuaded by Battle's "everybody was doing it" defense--to sentence him to two years in prison. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fF02xx

StateIndianaYear2006NameTamika LayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Tamika Lay pleaded guilty to voting in a precinct in which she did not live for the 2003 East Chicago Democratic primary. Though she initially called the errant vote a mistake, Lay eventually admitted that she wanted to cast a vote for her brother, Terrance Lay, who was a city council candidate for a different precinct. Lay was sentenced to one year of probation. At her sentencing hearing, she expressed frustration to the judge at being held accountable for her fraudulent act. She said, "People have been doing [fraudulently voting] for years, and all of a sudden they want to do something about it." Fraud in this 2003 primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral primary that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2f1H5l2

StateIndianaYear2006NameDemetreos HasapisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Demetreos Hasapis, an East Chicago Fire Department captain, was convicted of voting outside the precinct in which he lived for the 2003 East Chicago Democratic primary. He was sentenced to a 60-day jail sentence in the Lake County jail and 60 days' probation. Fraud in this 2003 primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election for the mayoral race that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2eojg8W, bit.ly/2feYwj0

StateIndianaYear2003NameMichelle ChandlerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Michelle Chandler, a worker in the city controller's office, was charged with a fraudulent receipt of ballot, voting outside of her district, and perjury in connection to misconduct during the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. She was found guilty of one count of perjury in a jury trial, a felony, and given one year of probation. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Source: bit.ly/2fEZuYI

StateIndianaYear2003NameDolores CroyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Dolores Croy pleaded guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic Primary in East Chicago, Indiana. She and her husband registered to vote and sent absentee ballots to the East Chicago voting district, using their business address. The couple's home address was actually in Hobart. Although both charges were Class D felonies, the charges were drastically reduced, and the couple only had to make a public apology and serve probation.

Source: bit.ly/2u4ieY4, bit.ly/2sLH3Ek

StateIndianaYear2003NameRobert CroyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Robert Croy pleaded guilty to voter fraud during the 2003 Democratic Primary in East Chicago, Indiana. He and his wife registered to vote and sent absentee ballots to the East Chicago voting district, using their business address. The couple's home address was actually in Hobart, IN. Although both charges were class D felonies, the charges were drastically reduced and the couple only had to make a public apology and serve probation.

Source: bit.ly/2u4ieY4, bit.ly/2sLH3Ek

StateIowaYear2017NameTerri Lynn RoteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting

Terri Lynn Rote attempted to vote twice in the 2016 presidential election. Rote cited fears that the election was rigged to justify her attempt to cast two absentee votes for Donald Trump. Rote was arrested attempting to cast the second ballot. She pleaded guilty to a felony charge of election misconduct, and was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $750 fine.

Source: ind.pn/2i9taQC, bit.ly/2i8inWE, bit.ly/2i8ZDWW

StateIowaYear2016NameErin Venessa LeeperCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Erin Leeper pleaded guilty to perjury after she registered and voted in the 2015 local school board election despite her status as a convicted felon, which rendered her ineligible to vote. She was sentenced to a suspended five-year prison term, two years' probation, and ordered to pay $240 in court costs. A $750 fine was suspended.

Source: bit.ly/2e2PTKV

StateIowaYear2016NameGlen TankCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Glen Tank, a resident of Waterloo, pleaded guilty to ineligible voting during the 2012 presidential election. Mr. Tank was previously convicted of third-offense operating while intoxicated, a felony, and consequently lost his right to vote. Then, in 2010 he was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm as a felon, and was still on probation from that conviction when he voted in November 2012. Tank was ordered to pay $1,253, including a $750 fine, mandatory surcharges, and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2fF5XTn

StateIowaYear2014NameMayra Alejandra Lopez MoralesCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mayra Alejandra Lopez Morales pleaded guilty to an aggravated misdemeanor charge for registering and voting as a non-U.S. citizen in the 2012 election. She received a deferred judgment with two years of probation and a $750 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fwdNPT

StateIowaYear2014NameBrian Lee BirdCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

During the 2012 general election, Brian Lee Bird, a felon on probation, cast a ballot despite being ineligible. He was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to first degree election misconduct.

Source: bit.ly/2sAzQHY, bit.ly/2sTtzKA

StateIowaYear2014NameAnthony GreerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Anthony Greer, a convicted felon, pleaded guilty to a charge of ineligible voting. Greer cast a ballot during the November 2012 election; in Iowa, felons cannot vote until their rights are restored by the governor. Greer was still on probation at the time of the election and was thus ineligible to vote. He was sentenced to serve up to five years in prison, to run concurrently with another sentence for a separate probation violation. The judge suspended a $750 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2eozRJO

StateIowaYear2014NameAbel Hernandez-LabraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

In 2014, Abel Hernandez-Labra, an illegal alien from Mexico, pleaded guilty to making false statements in a passport application, aggravated identity theft, making a false claim of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, and voting in the 2012 general election. He was sentenced to 51 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and fined $5,000.

Source: bit.ly/2rCqudp, bit.ly/2rCN85D, bit.ly/1EMB4RG

StateIowaYear2013NameBeth Ann GallagherCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Beth Ann Gallagher cast an absentee ballot in Iowa on behalf of her daughter, who had recently moved to Minnesota (and who also voted in Minnesota) in the 2012 election. Gallagher pleaded guilty to false representation of records or process and paid a fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fF7sRz

StateIowaYear2013NameNickie Dean PerkinsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Nickie Dean Perkins, a felon, registered to vote and voted in the 2012 general election. He pleaded guilty to first-degree election misconduct and received a five-year suspended sentence and two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fF7sRz

StateIowaYear2013NameTehvedin MurgicCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Tehvedin Murgic, a convicted felon and Bosnian citizen who voted in the 2010 general election, pleaded guilty to third-degree election misconduct for interfering or attempting to interfere with a voter while the voter was filling out a ballot. He also pleaded guilty to trespassing and was fined $1,325.

Source: bit.ly/2fF7sRz

StateIowaYear2012NameMark EvangelousCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Mark Evangelous was charged with violating absentee voting laws, uttering a false document, and forgery related to his submission of an absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. Evangelous claimed he had input the name of his sister-in-law incorrectly. The absentee ballot charge was dismissed, and the judge continued his case without a finding for a year, ordering him to complete 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2v8reZb, bit.ly/2tJewAT

StateIowaYear2012NameTerry HambrickCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Terry Hambrick tried to steal the identity of his dead brother Aaron in order to secure a driver's license. As part of his identity theft scheme, Hambrick registered to vote. When he was stopped for suspected drunk driving, the police learned his real identity. He ultimately pleaded guilty to identity theft and two counts of perjury, including one in connection with his false voter registration. He is currently serving a 10-year sentence at a correctional facility.

Source: bit.ly/2fF7sRz

StateIowaYear2012NameJason RawlinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

In the process of obtaining a non-operator ID, Jason Rawlin, a convicted felon, signed a document attesting that he was eligible to vote. He pleaded guilty to fraudulent practices and paid a fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fF7sRz

StateIowaYear2011NameMartia Phillips, Brandon Dean, Jennifer…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Martia Yvonne Phillips and 8 others pleaded guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being convicted felons who had not had their voting rights restored. Phillips had a 2006 felony drug conviction and was on probation during the election. She was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to two years of probation. The other eight felons were detected after a review of the voter rolls turned up convicted felons who had voted before their rights were restored. They all pleaded guilty.

Source: bit.ly/2eAJy5o

StateIowaYear2011NameMichael Loudermilk and Floyd Willie…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Michael Loudermilk and Floyd Willie Boldon pleaded guilty to using other people's addresses when registering to vote.

Source: bit.ly/2eAJy5o

StateIowaYear2011NamePatrick LyonsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Patrick Lyons, a convicted felon, pleaded guilty to one count of perjury and one count of election fraud after he voted in several elections and ran for election as a school board candidate, both of which he was ineligible to do because of his prior conviction. He was sentenced to five years, suspended, and was ordered to pay a $750 fine plus court costs on each count, and he will be on supervised probation for two years.

Source: bit.ly/2fdwnbU

StateIowaYear2011NameChristopher MettinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Christopher Mettin, a German citizen studying at Morningside College in Iowa, claimed to be a U.S. citizen on a voter registration form. He pleaded guilty to one of the two counts he was charged with and was sentenced to time already served (52 days), and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Source: bit.ly/2fdxuYX

StateKansasYear2017NameVictor David Garcia BebekCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Peruvian national Victor David Garcia Bebek pleaded guilty to three counts of voting without being qualified. Bebek was fined $5,000 and placed on unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2tNZDfo, bit.ly/2tNAv8r, bit.ly/2rCHlNn

StateKansasYear2017NamePreston Glen ChristensenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Ineligible Voting

Preston Glen Christensen was convicted of voter fraud for voting in both Kansas and Texas in the 2012 general election. Christensen pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of voting without being qualified. He was fined $1,000.

Source: bit.ly/2rCHKiR

StateKansasYear2016NameJames CriswellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

James Criswell, a Republican from Douglas County, Colorado, pleaded no contest to the charge of double voting in the November 2016 election. Having cast ballots in both Colorado and Kansas, Criswell was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $158 in court costs. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was able to identify this instance of voter fraud through the Interstate Crosscheck Program, a voter registration database that includes 30 states.

Source: bit.ly/2piFhde, bit.ly/2q6x5g7, bit.ly/2pA1NBi

StateKansasYear2016NameSharon FarrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

In the November 2016 election, Denver resident Sharon Farris voted twice--once in her home state of Colorado and then again in the state of Kansas. She pleaded guilty to one count of voting without being qualified and one count of advance voting unlawful acts. The Kansas judge ordered her to pay $3,158 in fines and court fees, with six months of unsupervised probation if the fines are not paid within six months of her sentencing. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was able to identify this instance of voter fraud through the Interstate Crosscheck Program, a voter registration database that includes 30 states.

Source: bit.ly/2oJYbrn, bit.ly/2pA1NBi, bit.ly/2q6x5g7

StateKansasYear2016NameMichael L. HannumCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Michael Hannum pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from the 2012 election in which he voted in both Kansas and Nebraska. He received the maximum possible fines, totaling $5,500 for the three misdemeanor violations.

Source: bit.ly/2e2TKra, bit.ly/2fbYs5v, bit.ly/2eexkON

StateKansasYear2016NameRandall K. KilianCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Randall Kilian, a resident of Ellis County, pleaded guilty to voting without being legally registered in Kansas. Kilian was fined the maximum $2,500. A press release issued about the case included a strong statement from Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach: "By voting unlawfully in the 2012 election, Mr. Kilian effectively cancelled out the vote of a legitimate Kansas voter. The heavy fine of $2,500 shows how seriously we take voter fraud in Kansas. Prosecuting these crimes sends the message to Kansas citizens that their vote absolutely matters and will be protected. It also sends the message to others contemplating double voting that in Kansas you will be caught, and the penalty will be severe."

Source: bit.ly/2e2TKra, bit.ly/2fF7WHo

StateKansasYear2016NameRon R. WeemsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Ron R. Weems pleaded guilty to two counts of voting without being qualified and one count of advance voting. Weems voted in both Kansas and Colorado in the 2012 and 2014 general elections. He was ordered to pay a $5,500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fiAv9f, bit.ly/2fc1R4A

StateKansasYear2016NameLincoln WilsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

A 65-year-old resident of Colorado, Lincoln Wilson, illegally voted in both Kansas and Colorado in elections in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Wilson pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of false swearing to an affidavit and three misdemeanor counts of voting without being qualified. Wilson was ordered to pay a $6,000 fine. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was able to identify this instance of voter fraud through the Interstate Crosscheck Program, a voter registration database that includes 30 states.

Source: cbsloc.al/2q8BaTE, bit.ly/2oMy4kB, bit.ly/2q8wkpH

StateKansasYear2015NameSteven GaedtkeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

In 2015, Steven Gaedtke was convicted of duplicate voting during the 2010 general election. Gaedtke submitted an absentee ballot in Kansas, and then voted in person in Arkansas where he had a second home. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, agreeing to pay a $500 fine and court expenses.

Source: bit.ly/2e2TKra

StateKansasYear2009NameHoward DuncanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Howard Duncan pleaded no contest to knowingly and willfully voting more than once in the 2004 general election.

Source: bit.ly/2rCImot

StateKansasYear2009NameRaymond H. Kurtz, Jr.Case TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Raymond H. Kurtz, Jr. of Newton, was fined $450 and assessed $205 in court costs and processing fees pursuant to a diversion agreement involving 3 counts of voting without being qualified.

Source: bit.ly/2rCImot

StateKansasYear2005NameLeslie McIntosh, James Scherzer, and…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Leslie McIntosh, James Scherzer, and Lorraine Goodrich were convicted of voting in both Kansas and Missouri and providing false residency information to election officials. Scherzer was sentenced to two years' probation and 40 hours of community service; McIntosh was fined $500; and Goodrich was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eewMIT, bit.ly/2f1LFzM

StateKentuckyYear2016NameGary Risner, Larry Shepherd, Tami Jo…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Magoffin County Magistrate Gary Risner, Deputy County Clerk Larry Shepherd, and Tami Jo Risner (his ex-wife) were convicted of felony voter fraud for a vote buying scheme for a host of candidates in the 2014 election. An accomplice, Scotty L. McCarty, was also charged but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and testified against the others. His testimony revealed that the group had participated in vote buying conspiracies in elections dating back to 2010. He also testified that Larry Shepherd contributed $10,000 and Risner contributed $2,000 to the vote buying racquet, paying individuals $50 to vote for their slate of candidates. Shepherd also revealed that in a 2010 election, while acting as a precinct officer, he added 60 votes to the total for a candidate, and Risner signed the names of those who hadn't voted to cover the discrepancy. The U.S. District Judge scheduled sentencing for December 2016, with the charges carrying a maximum penalty of five years.

Source: bit.ly/2e2YkWn

StateKentuckyYear2016NameScott Lynn McCartyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Scott McCarty pleaded guilty to bribing a voter in the 2014 Kentucky primary elections. McCarty admitted to accompanying a woman into a voting booth to make sure she voted for the right candidates. Afterwards, McCarty directed the woman to another person who would pay her for her vote. McCarty is to be sentenced in May and faces up to a year in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2f1Jcp1

StateKentuckyYear2014NameJames Steven Robinson, Ruth Thomasine…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ruth Robinson, the former mayor of Martin, Kentucky, was sentenced to 90 months' imprisonment on a variety of charges that included vote buying, identity theft, and fraud. With specific regard to the election charges, Robinson and co-conspirators James "Red" Robinson (her husband) and James Steven Robinson (her son) threatened and intimidated residents of Martin in the run-up to the 2012 election in which Robinson was seeking re-election. The cabal targeted residents living in public housing or in properties Robinson owned, threatening them with eviction if they did not sign absentee ballots the Robinsons had already filled out. Robinson also targeted disabled residents and offered to buy the votes of others. "Red" Robinson was sentenced to 40 months in prison, and his son James Steven Robinson received a total of 31 months' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2fFb4Tv, bit.ly/2ff631s

StateKentuckyYear2012NameArch TurnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Arch Turner, the Breathitt County School Superintendent, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting to handing out money to buy votes in a 2010 election. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $250,000 for his role in directing a vote-buying scheme.

Source: bit.ly/2fF9cKD, bit.ly/2fdybBn

StateKentuckyYear2012NameNaomi Johnson, Jackie Jennings, and…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Three Jackson residents were convicted in a vote buying scheme in a 2010 magistrate's race where they tried to control the outcome of the primary election. Johnson and Young were sentenced to four months in prison for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying. Jennings was sentenced to two months in prison for vote buying and conspiracy.

Source: bit.ly/2fiA3b8

StateKentuckyYear2012NameMichael SalyersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

In 2012, Michael Salyers, a former Brethitt County magistrate candidate, was sentenced to two months in jail, six months in home confinement, and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service for buying votes during his campaign. He admitted to paying people $25 to vote for him.

Source: fxn.ws/2tWzLlq, bit.ly/2sv2IRd

StateKentuckyYear2010NameWilliam Andrew KingCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

William Andrew King pleaded guilty to illegally voting in the 2010 election. King, a convicted felon, was given four years of pre-trial diversion. A wrongful registration is a class D felony in Kentucky.

Source: bit.ly/2sM7hqz

StateKentuckyYear2011NameJeffrey Newport, Martha Hughes, Tony…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Six defendants pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to buy votes in the 2006 Monroe County general election in favor of certain candidates. Gumm was sentenced to three years' probation with eight months' home detention and a $4,000 fine. Martha Hughes, Michael Page, and Corey Page were each sentenced to two years' probation and six months' home detention. Newport was sentenced to two years' probation, two months' home incarceration, and ordered to pay a $500 fine. Proffitt was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $1000 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2f1KCQf, bit.ly/2eVD58f

StateKentuckyYear2011NameRandy SalyerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Randy Salyer, an operative in a vote-buying scheme connected to Magoffin County Judge-Executive Charles "Doc" Hardin, was convicted of two counts of vote-buying. A joint investigation by the Kentucky Attorney General's office and the FBI revealed that Salyer paid individuals $100 each to bring him their absentee ballots. He was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, but amazingly upon his release Judge-Executive Hardin hired Salyer as an assistant, likely as a reward for not testifying against him, according to documents filed by the prosecutor in the case.

Source: bit.ly/2eAIM8F, bit.ly/2e2YkWn

StateKentuckyYear2010NameWilbur Graves, Wanda Moore, Gary…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Wilbur Graves, a former judge-executive for Monroe County, was convicted along with Wanda Moore, Gary Bartley, and Ronald Muse in a vote-buying scheme during the 2006 Monroe County general election. Moore and Muse both reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, testifying against Wilbur Graves. During the testimony, Moore stated that Graves provided her $20,000 to $30,000 which Moore used to buy votes for Graves. She paid about 140 voters $40 to $60 per vote. Graves was convicted and sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, two years' supervised release, and a $5,000 fine. Moore was sentenced to two years' probation and a $400 fine. The judge sentenced Bartley to six months' probation/home confinement and ordered him to pay a $2,000 fine. Muse was sentenced to time served.

Source: bit.ly/2eVD58f, bit.ly/2hs9sKF

StateKentuckyYear2010NameChester Jones and Sherman NeaceCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Chester Jones and Sherman Neace pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a vote-buying scheme masterminded by the two men during the 2008 election. Jones was running for the Perry County School Board and also served as chairman of the county Democrat Party executive committee. Neace, a former county judge-executive, was running for magistrate. The pair accepted $7,500 from the Kentucky Democrat Party to fund get-out-the-vote efforts, but instead used the money to buy the votes of 75 Perry County voters for $100 apiece. Both men pleaded guilty to mail-fraud charges for mailing false campaign-spending documents to state agencies to cover up their illegal activity. Jones was sentenced to one year in prison, and Neace was sentenced to three years of probation, serving the first six months in home confinement.

Source: bit.ly/2ffeKcb, bit.ly/2fiEzWY, bit.ly/2eoz1Ne

StateKentuckyYear2010NameR. Cletus Maricle, Douglas Adams,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Eight defendants (including a former circuit judge, a former school superintendent, a county clerk, a magistrate, and a former Democratic election commissioner) were convicted of vote-buying, mail fraud, extortion, and money laundering for checking lists of voters to identify those who would take bribes and for organizing people to drive them to the polls, where complicit precinct workers made sure they voted correctly and gave them a ticket to redeem for payment. After a lengthy appeals process, and after all 8 had served 40 months in prison, their sentences were reduced to: William Morris - five years, six months; Debra Morris - three years, four months; Stanley Bowling - five years, six months; Maricle, Stivers, Adams - 100 days' home incarceration, two years' supervised release; Freddy Thompson - two years' supervised release. Charles Jones has not yet been sentenced.

Source: bit.ly/2fdA29C, bit.ly/2eezHBr, bit.ly/2f1MWHf

StateKentuckyYear2010NameHugh Melvin PerkinsCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Hugh Melvin Perkins pleaded guilty to illegally voting in the 2010 election. Perkins, a convicted felon, was given four years of pre-trial diversion. A wrongful registration is a class D felony in Kentucky.

Source: bit.ly/2sM7hqz

StateKentuckyYear2009NameRobert MadonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Robert Madon, a former mayor of Pineville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes in his November 2006 election. He used his son to pay voters $10_$20 to cast absentee ballots for him in the election, even paying one woman $50 to leave town after her absentee ballot was refused when she told town officials she would not be out of town on Election Day. He was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, two years of supervised release, and fined $4,000.

Source: bit.ly/2rCRj12, bit.ly/2sADmlQ, bit.ly/2sVSHjv

StateKentuckyYear2009NameBrent MadonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Brent Madon, of Pineville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes after he paid voters $10_$20 to vote for his father, a candidate for Pineville mayor in the November 2006 election, using absentee ballots. He was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, the first six months of which were spent in home confinement.

Source: bit.ly/2sVSHjv, bit.ly/2sADmlQ, bit.ly/2rCRj12

StateKentuckyYear2009NameStephen Ray ThomasonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Stephen Ray Thomason pleaded guilty to a felony charge of registering to vote despite being a convicted felon. Thomason had been convicted of homicide in 1972, but only months later was able to register to vote. His status as a convicted felon was apparently "overlooked" by state officials. The son of Thomason's victim brought the matter of his illegal voting to the attention of the state. The Kentucky Attorney General planned to recommend a one-year sentence for Thomason.

Source: bit.ly/2eALjQa

StateKentuckyYear2007NameCharles HartCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Charles "Chuck" Hart, of Salt Lick, Kentucky, was found guilty of vote buying, obstruction of justice, and lying to federal agents. He bought votes during a Bath County primary election, and subsequently tried to contact and pressure jurors to rule in his favor. Hart was sentenced to 33 months' federal imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2sLqRqY, bit.ly/2tmlNYL

StateKentuckyYear2007NameDarnell HipsherCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Manchester City Councilman Darnell Hipsher pleaded guilty to conspiring to gain public favor by using city purchased asphalt to pave thirty-two private driveways, as part of a scheme to buy votes. He was sentenced to forty-six months in jail. He returned to the city council after his release.

Source: bit.ly/2flFpIg

StateKentuckyYear2007NameFred Clinton JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

An eastern Kentucky county magistrate, Johnson was convicted of buying votes in the 2002 primary. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison and forced to pay $10,000 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2t7uJCP, bit.ly/2ueJnYp

StateKentuckyYear2007NameDonald "Champ" MazeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Donald Maze pleaded guilty to paying four different people at least $100 each for their vote in the Democrat primary for Bath County Attorney. He was sentenced to 21 months in jail, followed by two years of supervised release and 200 hours of community service. Additionally, he was assessed a $50,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2ue1MoD, bit.ly/2u4miYD, bit.ly/2t9TvNP

StateKentuckyYear2007NameWalter Bascom ShroutCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Bath County Judge-Executive Walter Bascom Shrout was convicted of conspiracy to buy votes. He was also found guilty of obstruction of justice and making false statements to a federal agent. He was ordered to resign and was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2tE5G8W, bit.ly/2ue1MoD, bit.ly/2v85nBg

StateKentuckyYear2007NameDaugh WhiteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Former Manchester mayor Daugh White pleaded guilty to conspiring to gain public favor by using city purchased asphalt to pave thirty-two private driveways, as part of a scheme to buy votes. He was sentenced to eighty-four months in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2w9fpD1

StateKentuckyYear2006NameRandy Thompson, John Mac Combs, Phillip…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Knott County Judge-Executive Randy Thompson was sentenced to 40 months in prison for a vote buying scheme involving use of public funds to improve driveways and build bridges on private property. Judge-executive assistants Combs and Champion, as well as a former county magistrate, were also sentenced, receiving 36 months, 18 months, and 32 months, respectively.

Source: bit.ly/2eowvqc

StateKentuckyYear2006NameJohnny Ray TurnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

State Senator Johnny Ray Turner pleaded guilty to "non-willfully" making campaign expenditures for the purpose of influencing voters and was sentenced to three months' home detention and one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eAKMNX, bit.ly/2udPg8j

StateKentuckyYear2005NameRoss HarrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Ross Harris was found guilty of election fraud for paying voters for their vote. He was spared a prison sentence because of a terminal illness.

Source: nyti.ms/2u9JPqs, bit.ly/2tJyHhU, bit.ly/2tDSP6S

StateKentuckyYear2005NameNewton JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Newton Johnson pleaded guilty to buying votes in the 1998 Knott County primary election.

Source: bit.ly/2eVG0Oa

StateKentuckyYear2005NamePhillip SloneCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Phillip Slone pleaded guilty to vote buying in a federal election for offering to pay seven voters $50 dollars each for voting in the primary election. He was sentenced to hree years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fwjGwt, bit.ly/2fwnC07

StateKentuckyYear2003NameDonnie NewsomeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome was convicted of conspiracy to buy votes and vote buying in the May 1998 Knott County primary election. He was sentenced to 26 months in prison and fined $20,000.

Source: bit.ly/2fiDfTW

StateKentuckyYear2003NameWillard SmithCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Willard Smith was convicted of conspiracy to buy votes and vote buying in the May 1998 Knott County primary election. He was accused of paying impoverished, handicapped, illiterate, or otherwise impaired persons to vote for Knott County Judge-Executive Donnie Newsome by absentee ballot. Smith was sentenced to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fdDJMj, bit.ly/2eoBzuC

StateLouisianaYear2015NameStanley LegerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Election Overturned

In the 2014 Turkey Creek election, incumbent mayor Heather Cloud was voted out of office by a margin of four votes. It was later revealed that Stanley Leger, a campaign employee for challenger Bert Campbell, had paid $15 each to four mentally impaired individuals in exchange for their promise to vote for Campbell. Cloud challenged the election. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals of Louisiana ordered that the four votes be struck and a new election be held, which Cloud won. Leger later pleaded guilty to illegal electioneering, receiving a suspended six-month jail sentence and 18 months' probation. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and $2,000 in restitution to Mayor Cloud.

Source: bit.ly/2fdBWaj, bit.ly/2fwgzEM, bit.ly/2eVDmba

StateLouisianaYear2003NameTyrell Matthews BraudCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Tyrell Matthews Braud pleaded guilty to federal charges of making false statements to a grand jury in connection with his 2002 fabrication of 11 voter registration applications.

Source: bit.ly/2tE6JpD

StateLouisianaYear2002NameLincoln CarmoucheCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Lincoln Carmouche was convicted of voter fraud in the Marksville mayoral race for bribing a voter. He was sentenced to two years in prison, which was suspended, and two years of supervised probation. He was also fined $2,050 and ordered to perform 64 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2eVDKGv

StateLouisianaYear2005NamePamela ThibodeauxCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former St. Martinville City Council member Pamela Thibodeaux pleaded guilty to falsifying information on voter registration forms to allow people outside the district to vote for her in the 2002 city election. She was sentenced to three years' probation, eight months' home confinement, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and $1,500 in restitution.

Source: bit.ly/2vgXIjW, bit.ly/2tckUOT

StateMaineYear2010NameDerek AbbottCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Derek Abbott pleaded guilty to duplicate voting in multiple elections. Abbott had voted in multiple state and federal elections in each of two counties. He was permitted to withdraw his plea and the case was ultimately dismissed after Abbott successfully completed the requirements of a deferred disposition agreement.

Source: bit.ly/2uvs4Qh, bit.ly/2tNUQ1f

StateMaineYear2010NameDelmer TerrillCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Delmer Terrill pleaded guilty to a charge of making a false statement or oath, admitting to voting twice (in Dixmont and Newburgh, Maine) in the 2009 election. He received a 12-day jail sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2f1T95P

StateMarylandYear2014NameFredericus SlicherCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Fredericus Slicher, a registered sex offender and illegal alien, pleaded guilty to ineligible voting in the 2012 election as well as several other criminal charges. He had been illegally voting in federal and state elections since 1976. He was sentenced to serve three months in jail, one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $49,928 in restitution for illegally collected Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Source: bit.ly/2tX9iEl, bit.ly/2tNtPuC

StateMarylandYear2013NameWendy RosenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Wendy Rosen pleaded guilty to duplicate voting in the 2006 and 2010 elections. Though she resided in Florida, she voted in both Florida and Maryland. At the time of her prosecution, Wendy Rosen was running as the 2012 Democrat candidate for Maryland's 1st U.S. Congressional District, but when the fraud came to light, she was forced to withdraw from the race. She was sentenced to five years' probation, a $5,000 fine, and 500 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2f1OCAp, bit.ly/2fwnduT

StateMarylandYear2013NameElsie Virginia SchildtCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Elsie Virginia Schildt, of Frederick, pleaded guilty to attempting to vote more than once in the same election. She had attempted to submit an absentee ballot in her mother's name in the 2012 general election, despite the fact that her mother had died more than a month beforehand. She was sentenced to probation before judgment and required to perform 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2rQNhXc, bit.ly/2sqrKTV

StateMarylandYear2012NamePaul Schurick and Julius HensonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Paul Schurick, the former Campaign Manager to Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, was convicted of election fraud after approving a robocall to black voters telling them not to vote because the Democrats had already won the 2010 gubernatorial election. A Circuit Court Judge spared Schurick jail time, opting to sentence him to 30 days' home detention, four years of probation, and 500 hours of community service. Julius Henson was also convicted on one count of conspiracy to violate election law for his part in recording the robocall. A Circuit Court judge sentenced Henson to 60 days in jail and ordered him to complete 300 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2fiEkve, bit.ly/2eoyj2c, bit.ly/2fFfKc4

StateMarylandYear2013NameLinda Earlette WellsCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Linda Earlette Wells pleaded guilty to impersonating a voter after she attempted to vote as her deceased mother. While she was a registered voter in Florida, Wells called the town where her mother had been registered, claimed to be her mother (who had passed away) and asserted that she had not, in fact, died. She then obtained an absentee ballot and attempted to vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Source: bit.ly/2tt1vLb, bit.ly/2ttehJl, bit.ly/2u6XdvZ

StateMassachusettsYear2015NameMark AtlasCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Mark Atlas, of Worchester, Massachusetts, was charged in 2013 with voter fraud for voting under someone else's name. Although Atlas' attorney claimed it was just a prank, he admitted to sufficient facts for a guilty finding. The charge was continued without a finding for one year, and Atlas was ordered to pay $1000 in court costs, as well as serve 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2rCzJuo, bit.ly/2rCvUVV, bit.ly/2rCAp2U

StateMassachusettsYear2013NameCourtney LlewellynCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Courtney Llewellyn, an East Longmeadow town employee, conspired with her husband to cast absentee ballots in her husband's race for state office. She changed the party registration of 285 registered Democrats to unaffiliated, and then requested Republican primary ballots for all of them. She and her husband took the ballots on the pretense of mailing them to the voters, but never did so. Llewellyn pleaded guilty to five charges including larceny, forgery, conspiracy, and interfering with an election official. She was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2spQwn2, bit.ly/2tNACkm

StateMassachusettsYear2013NameEnrico "Jack" VillamainoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former Selectman Enrico Villamaino, a candidate for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, pleaded guilty to charges of larceny, interfering with an election official, forgery of a document, perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act for changing the party affiliations of 280 voters. He received a split sentence--one year imprisonment, but only four months behind bars. The remainder was suspended.

Source: bit.ly/2eVFMXx

StateMassachusettsYear2012NameStephen "Stat" SmithCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former State Representative Stephen Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of voter fraud in a scheme in which he obtained absentee ballots for ineligible voters and, in some cases, cast their ballots without their knowledge. He was sentenced to four months in prison, a year of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2ffdkym, bit.ly/2eoDtLD

StateMichiganYear2016NameBrandon HallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Brandon Hall was convicted of ten counts of ballot petition fraud stemming from the 2012 election. Chris Houghtaling, who sought to become a candidate for the Ottawa County District Court, hired Hall to acquire the necessary signatures for his candidacy; Houghtaling reportedly did not care whether the signatures were collected legally or illegally, and even assisted in Hall's crime by providing him old 2010 petitions to copy. Hall, realizing he did not collect enough signatures, used a phone book to complete the rest. Hall's friend, Zachary Savage, assisted with the fraud, but prosecutors granted him immunity in exchange for his testimony. Hall appealed his conviction, which was affirmed. He is awaiting sentencing.

Source: bit.ly/2hC6l5Z, bit.ly/2gFcoXh

StateMichiganYear2015NameAdam Kane EaslickCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Adam Easlick, a resident in Ypsilanti, voted illegally in the 2012 presidential election in Tuscola County after registering at a post office. He was registered at multiple addresses outside of Ypsilanti. Easlick pleaded guilty to the charges and received six months' probation. Interestingly, following the voter fraud charges, in May 2013, after multiple warnings from the secretary of state, Easlick placed an ad on Craigslist seeking an address in Ingham County to obtain a fraudulent driver's license. Between March 2012 and February 2013, Easlick changed his registration among street addresses, post offices or mail-forwarding businesses in Clare, Hillsdale, Tuscola, and Kent counties.

Source: bit.ly/2f1PtBa

StateMichiganYear2014NameSalim AhmedCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Salim Ahmed pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful possession of an absentee ballot. Ahmed was initially charged with 20 counts of improper return of absentee ballots. He and two other men delivered absentee ballots to the city clerk's office from people not related to them or members of their household. Ahmed was fined and ordered to pay court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sLR0Sg, bit.ly/2uN2AOC, bit.ly/2t9ryFQ

StateMichiganYear2014NameArmani AsadCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Armani Asad, an unsuccessful candidate for Hamtramck City Council, pleaded guilty to one count of improper possession of an absentee ballot. Asad initially faced 14 charges related to improper return of absentee ballots. He and two other men illegally delivered absentee ballots to the city clerk's office from people not related to them or members of their household. Asad was fined and ordered to pay court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sLR0Sg, bit.ly/2uN2AOC, bit.ly/2t9ryFQ

StateMichiganYear2014NameRussell MohammedCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Russell Mohammed pleaded guilty to one felony count of unlawful possession of an absentee ballot. Mohammed was initially charged with six counts of improper return of absentee ballots. He and two other men were charged with delivering absentee ballots to the city clerk's office from people not related to them or members of their household. Mohammed was fined and ordered to pay court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sLR0Sg, bit.ly/2uN2AOC, bit.ly/2t9ryFQ

StateMichiganYear2014NameEdward PinkneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

As if once wasn't enough, in 2014 Reverand Edward Pinkney was convicted again. This time for false certification of petitions in a mayoral recall election. As a habitual offender, based on his three prior convictions, Pinkney was sentenced to serve between two-and-a-half and ten years in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2unoNWh, bit.ly/2eANfba

StateMichiganYear2014NameMohammed Abdur RahmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Mohammed Abdur Rahman, of Hamtramck, pleaded guilty to one count of improper possession of an absentee ballot. He initially faced five counts of improper possession of ballots during the 2013 primary election. He was sentenced to probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sLR0Sg

StateMichiganYear2013NameDilsa Maria SaddlerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dilsa Maria Saddler, of Berrien Springs, was convicted of conspiracy to commit election fraud. She registered to vote and voted in the 2008 general election, even though she was ineligible because she is not a U.S. citizen. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 100 hours of community service, and $750 in fines and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sq1Y24, bit.ly/2tNnRGj

StateMichiganYear2012NameLorianne O'Brady, Don Yowchuang,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Former staff members for U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter created fake nominating petitions for his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign. Lorianne O'Brady pleaded no contest to falsely signing a nominating petition, and was sentenced to 20 days in either prison or a work program, as well as paying $2,625. Don Yowchuang pleaded no contest to 10 counts of forgery and six counts of falsely signing a nominating petition as a circulator, and received three years' probation and 200 hours of community service. Paul Seewald pleaded guilty to nine counts of falsely signing a nominating petition, and received 100 hours of community service and three years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eeyh9S

StateMichiganYear2012NameJason Bauer and Mike McGuinnessCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Former Oakland County Democratic Party officials, Jason Bauer and Mike McGuinness, were charged with election fraud for trying to put a fake Tea Party candidate on the ballot in order to dilute the Republican vote. Bauer pleaded no contest and was sentenced to one year probation and $2,600 in fines. McGuinness pleaded no contest to perjury and forgery, and received one year probation, 180 hours of community service, and $1,965 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2ffzUa6, bit.ly/2eVYm1p, bit.ly/2ffEipu

StateMichiganYear2007NameEdward PinkneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Following a jury trial, Reverand Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor was found guilty of possessing other individuals' absentee ballots and buying votes in a 2005 runoff election. At a local soup kitchen, Pinkney would pay $5 to each poor or homeless person who would fill out an absentee ballot.

Source: bit.ly/2ffCn4d

StateMinnesotaYear2015NameMax SandersCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeBuying Votes

Max Sanders, a student at the University of Minnesota, was charged with bribery, treating, and solicitation after offering to sell his vote to the highest bidder on eBay. Offering to buy or sell a vote is a felony under an 1893 Minnesota law. He was sentenced to 50 hours' community service. The charges will be dismissed if he completes his community service within six months.

Source: cbsn.ws/2tcZdOK, bit.ly/2uPwPED, bit.ly/2tcX0Tp

StateMinnesotaYear2013NameShawn Marie KaarboCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Shawn Marie Kaarbo, of Barnum, pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible. She certified that she was eligible to vote and subsequently voted in the 2012 general election, despite the fact that she was on probation for a felony assault charge at the time and was not legally permitted to vote. She was sentenced to one year of confinement, which was stayed for two years, and she was required to complete 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sq119T, bit.ly/2sTq4DN, bit.ly/2sVyeLy

StateMinnesotaYear2013NameAnna Nicole NelsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Anna Nicole Nelson, of Aurora, pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible after she certified that she was eligible to vote and subsequently voted in the 2012 general election, despite the fact that she was still on probation for a felony drug charge and had lost her right to vote. Nelson received a one year sentence, stayed for two years, and was required to pay $210 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2sq119T, bit.ly/2sQ7Cem

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameAlfreda BowmanCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Alfreda Bowman, a convicted felon, pleaded guilty to a charge of voting in an election even though she was ineligible to do so. She received a stay of adjudication which included 40 hours of community service and one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eVET0O

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameRyan Richard HalvorsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ryan Richard Halvorson pleaded guilty to the charge of registering an ineligible voter. Halvorson had registered and voted in the 2008 presidential election despite being a convicted felon, and therefore ineligible. He was ordered to pay $430 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2t9WtBO, bit.ly/2ue96kq

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameMatthew John KluckCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Matthew John Kluck pleaded guilty to knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He had previously been convicted of identity theft, and therefore not eligible to vote in the 2008 presidential election. Kluck was ordered $430 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2t9WtBO, bit.ly/2uhlv7a ( Case No. 19HA-CR-11-3909)

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameMichael Patrick McAlpinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Patrick McAlpin was charged with registering while ineligible to vote in relation to the November 2008 election. He had previously been convicted for failing to register as a predatory offender and violated his probation by registering to vote. He was ordered to pay $430 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2t9WtBO, bit.ly/2u9bRDf (Case #19HA-CR-11-3868)

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameMurdock Francis McLeod, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Murdock Francis McLeod, Jr., of Duluth, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible. He voted in the November 2008 election, despite the fact that his civil rights had not been restored after a prior felony conviction. McLeod was sentenced to two years' probation, forty hours' community service, and a total of $135 in fees and fines.

Source: bit.ly/2t2QvYl, bit.ly/2vbfZ2e, bit.ly/2u9bRDf (Case #69DU-CR-11-1912)

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameBrohdy Hillis AveryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Brodhy Hillis Avery, a convicted felon serving probation, pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2010 election. He received a 180-day suspended jail sentence, two years' probation, and a $980 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2uMT8Ld, bit.ly/2sLpiFr, bit.ly/2sLNvva

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameLavern Antoinette BowmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lavern Bowman pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible during the November 2008 general election. As convicted felon, she lacked the right to vote. She was sentenced to two months' supervised probation and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2eoWRbH

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAntonio Vassel BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Antonio Brown was convicted of voting while ineligible in the November 2008 general election. Brown has a lengthy criminal history, having been convicted of multiple felonies in several states. His convictions rendered him ineligible to vote, but he did so anyway. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2eoWRbH

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameLisa May BurlesonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lisa May Burleson was convicted of ineligible voting when she cast her ballot after pleading guilty to felony theft in 2006. She was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and required to complete 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2uhlv7a (Case # 69HI-CR-11-543), bit.ly/2vbfZ2e, bit.ly/2t2QvYl

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameElve Lawrence WilliamsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Elve Williamson was charged with knowingly voting while ineligible to vote and registering an ineligible voter. He pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible, and the other charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to one year in prison (364 days of which were stayed for two years), two years of probation, and a $3,000 fine (of which $2,900 was stayed for two years).

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fiV2uv

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAmber Allison NealCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Amber Neal pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 91 days' local confinement, two years' probation, and a $1,100 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fcp2vD

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAndrew Frank SchmidtCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Andrew Schmidt pleaded guilty to the charge of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation, 10 days of local confinement, and was ordered to pay $585 in fines, which were waived in lieu of completing community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e3iPlD

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAngela Jane WhiteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Angela White pleaded guilty to registration of ineligible voters and was sentenced to two years of supervised probation, one year of local confinement (of which 360 days were stayed for a two-year term), and 20 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eB3yER

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAnthony Joseph KippelsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Anthony Joseph Kippels pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 180 days' imprisonment (179 were stayed), one year of probation, and a fine of $100.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fyzSNI

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameBrent Michael CirilloCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Brent Cirillo pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 365 days in prison and two years of probation, and was fined $3,000.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fHCLv6

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameBrian William PrieferCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Brian Priefer was convicted of knowingly voting while ineligible in Maplewood, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 365 days' imprisonment (all were stayed), two years' probation, and a fine of $3,000.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffZQ4L

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameCarolyn LandCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Carolyn Land knowingly voted while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 100 days of local confinement (99 were stayed), one year of probation, and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4QsAo

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameCassidy Cole SchusterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Cassidy Schuster was charged with and pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible. He was sentenced to 12 days in jail and three years of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffXwel

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameCatherine Yvette JenkinsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Catherine Jenkins was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She pleaded guilty to the latter charge, while the former was dismissed. Jenkins was sentenced to one year of imprisonment at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. She served 64 days of her sentence, with the remainder stayed for two years while she underwent supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fijSfl

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameChad Alan SavoyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Chad Savoy of New Ulm was convicted of knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail, but his sentence was stayed for one year. He also was also ordered to pay $580 in fines and complete one year of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ehPqzE

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameCheryl Lynn BarrettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Cheryl Barrett was convicted for knowingly voting while ineligible in Austin, Minnesota. She was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and three days of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fHH2ia

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameChristopher Charles LawrenceCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Christopher Charles Lawrence knowingly voted while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 91 days' confinement (90 were stayed), one year of probation, and a $25 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ehTXCh

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameChristopher Louisell JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Christopher Johnson was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He pleaded guilty to the latter charge, while the former was dismissed. He was sentenced to one year of imprisonment at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility, but 363 days of his sentence were stayed. He also received two years' supervised probation, was ordered to complete 60 hours of community service, and to pay a $3,000 fine, $2,800 of which was stayed.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4ONLk

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameColin Lee SchicklingCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Colin Schickling pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 365 days' imprisonment, of which he served 114 days, and the remainder were stayed. He also was fined $1,000 and received two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4OlN0

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameCurtis Russell SchneiderCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Curtis Schneider pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 162 days' imprisonment and a fine of $100.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fyEIKU

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameDaniel Paul WichmannCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Daniel Wichmann pleaded guilty to false registrations and was sentenced to one year of local confinement (of which 360 days were stayed for two years), two years of probation, a fine of $300, and 20 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fiklOD

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameDante Antonio Garcia, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dante Antonio Garcia, Jr., pleaded guilty to knowingly voted while ineligible in Stearns County, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 211 days' imprisonment, five years' supervised probation, and ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fHFrIV

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameDeanara Montez ThomasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Deanara Thomas pleaded guilty to false registrations and was sentenced to 120 days of local confinement and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e5nYKa

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameDewey Robert SimmonsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dewey Simmons pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible and was sentenced to time served of 312 days and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffImbk

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameDominique Nicole BoldenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dominique Bolden was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She pleaded guilty to the latter charge while the former was dismissed. She served 31 days of a 91-day prison sentence in local confinement. She also received one year of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $1,100 fine, $1,050 of which was stayed.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffI18s

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameDonna Eileen CarterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Donna Carter was convicted of voting while ineligible. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail and two years of supervised probation. She was also fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e5rxzP

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameDustin Lee RyanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dustin Ryan pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 365 days' imprisonment (363 were stayed), two years' probation, and a fine of $1,000. He was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fHEvnP

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameGidget Sherice ToddCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gidget Todd pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible to vote in the 2008 election and was sentenced to 100 days in prison, one year of probation, and a $1,001 fine (of which $951 was stayed for one year).

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2errLjm

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameHaleem Khan ShamidCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Haleem Khan Shamid pleaded guilty to a charge of registering ineligible voters and was sentenced to five years of probation and 20 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e5qJv7

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameHarold Eugene ThompsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Harold Eugene Thompson pleaded guilty to ineligible voting and was sentenced to one day of time served in prison and five years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4ONem

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameHarvey Joseph PoitraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Harvey Poitra pleaded guilty to the charge of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to 366 days' imprisonment, stayed for five years. He also received five years of supervised probation and was required to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eDn6Zj

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameHector Molina PerezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Hector Molina Perez pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Paul. He was sentenced to four months' local confinement (he only served one day and the rest were stayed), one year of probation, and a fine of $50. He was also ordered to perform 24 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4OuQN

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJames Albert AyersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

James Ayers was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He pleaded guilty to the latter charge, while the former was dismissed. He was sentenced to one year of imprisonment at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. He served 55 days of his sentence, with the remainder stayed for two years while he underwent supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffXjrw

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJames Earl MooreCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

James Moore pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 91 days of local confinement (all were stayed), two years' probation, and a fine of $1,200. He was also required to perform 32 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flbREZ

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJames Edward FranklinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

James Franklin was charged with knowingly voting while ineligible and registering an ineligible voter. He was convicted of voting while ineligible and the other charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 180 days in prison (of which 125 days were stayed for two years), two years of probation, and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eYhFaC

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJames Graham KelleyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

James Kelley pleaded guilty to the charge of knowingly voting while ineligible. He was sentenced to 180 days in prison. He served two days, with the remainder of his sentence stayed for one year while he was given supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flau9m

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJames Vance BondCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

James Bond pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Mounds View, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 288 days in local confinement and fined $100.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2erA3rx

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJason Dennis GrueneichCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jason Grueneich pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. A court sentenced him to two years of supervised probation and ordered him to complete 24 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e5ri7U

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJeanette HurtCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jeanette Hurt was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She pleaded guilty to the latter charge, while the former was dismissed. Hurt served 35 days of a one-year sentence at the Ramsey County Correction Facility, with the remainder of the sentenced stayed for two years. She also received two years' supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffK6kJ

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJennifer Jo JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jennifer Johnson was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She pleaded guilty to the former charge, while the latter was dismissed. She served 18 days of a one-year sentence in local confinement. She also received two years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffGcIF

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameJohn Paul ThomasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

John Thomas pleaded guilty to ineligible voting and was sentenced to 120 days of local confinement, two years of probation, and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ehTuA0

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKathleen Adelle HeckerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kathleen Hecker pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Howard Lake, Minnesota. She was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and 30 days of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ei09Km

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKatie Denise MooreCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Katie Denise Moore pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 91 days' imprisonment and a fine of $50.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ehXVe6

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKenneth Alphonso JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kenneth Johnson was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He pleaded guilty to the latter charge, while the former was dismissed. He was sentenced to one year of local confinement, 364 days of which were stayed. He also received two years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine, $2,950 of which was stayed.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eDqweG

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKiara Shontay WhiteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kiara White of St. Paul, Minnesota pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2008 election. She was sentenced to 364 days in prison (stayed for one year), one year of supervised probation, 20 hours of community service, and a $500 fine (of which $400 was stayed for one year).

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ehVVCF

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKim Katrina ShawCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kim Shaw pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and 24 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2erucCO

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKimberly Rae LynchCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kimberly Rae Lynch knowingly voted while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. She pleaded guilty to the voter fraud charges and was sentenced to 364 days' confinement, which was stayed. She also sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $500.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4PNPw

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKristina Jane MossbergCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kristina Mossberg pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible in Anoka, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days of local confinement, one year of supervised probation, and 18 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eYhax6

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameKyle Robert DenoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kyle Deno pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to five days in jail, two years of supervised probation, and 20 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fiiRUO

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameLacy Jewel GraditiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lacy Graditi was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2008 election in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible and the other charge was dismissed. She was sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment, five years' of supervised probation, and community service in lieu of her $300 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2erzPRv

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameLenzie Lee GeorgeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lenzie George was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting while ineligible. He pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible, and the other charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 219 days in prison (with credit for time served) and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fyGMTo

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameMarcellette Chyann PayneCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Marcellette Payne pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 180 days' local confinement (served four days and the rest were stayed), six months' probation, and a fine of $50.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eYgxnq

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameMark Steven TiceCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mark Tice was charged with voting as a felon and false registrations. He pleaded guilty to felon voting and the false registrations charge was dismissed. Tice was assessed $990 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eYhTi3

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameMatthew Nicholas AgnesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Matthew Nicholas pleaded guilty to the charge of knowingly voting while ineligible. He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation, ordered to serve 45 days of local confinement, and to pay a fine of $585. He also received a 366 day prison sentence, which was stayed for five years.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eYh6gI

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameMichael David JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge of knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He was sentenced to 181 days' imprisonment at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fHICAk

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameMichael Jordan BrazeltonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Brazelton was convicted of voting while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 365 in jail and two years of supervised probation, and was fined $3,000.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flaYvX

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameMichael Shannon O'ConnorCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Shannon O'Connor pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 91 days' local confinement (90 were stayed), one year of probation, and a fine of $25.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fg1cMQ

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameMichael Van StephensCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Stephens pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters and was sentenced to one year of local confinement in a county correctional facility.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flbB92

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameNakeisha Lezette HowardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Nakeisha Howard was charged with false registration and knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2008 election. She pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible to vote, and the false registration charge was dismissed. She was sentenced 180 days in prison (of which 176 days were stayed for two years), two years' supervised probation, a $150 fine, and 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eDo6Nj

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameNakisha Kechelle JordanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Nakisha Jordan pleaded guilty to ineligible voting in St. Paul, Minnesota. A court sentenced her to 365 days in jail and two years of probation, and fined her $3,000.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e5qVKL

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameParis Lamar CareyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Paris Carey pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible. A court sentenced him to one year of probation and 20 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flaq9l

StateMinnesotaYear2011NamePatrick Casey GettenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Patrick Getten pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible. He was sentenced to 365 days in prison (of which 359 days were stayed for one year), one year of probation, and a $500 fine (of which $400 was stayed for one year).

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffOzUL

StateMinnesotaYear2011NamePaul Duane LamplCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Paul Lampl pleaded guilty to the charge of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation, and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2firUEW

StateMinnesotaYear2011NamePaula Jean SmithCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Paula Smith of White Earth, Minnesota was convicted of knowingly voting while ineligible. She was sentenced to 30 days in Becker County Jail, was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, and received five years of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eDsvzG

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameRobert Christopher SchuehleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Robert Schuele pleaded guilty to registration of ineligible voters and was sentenced to 91 days of local confinement and a fine of $100.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e5tfS7

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameRoman Durand WoodardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Roman Woodard was charged with two counts of registering an ineligible voter and one count of knowingly voting while ineligible, stemming from the 2008 election. He pleaded guilty to ineligible voting, and the other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to 120 days in prison (of which 99 days were stayed for two years), two years of probation, and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2erAr9s

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameRyan Scott MarshCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, False Registrations

Ryan Marsh of Worthington was charged with voting while ineligible and registering an ineligible voter. He pleaded guilty to the first charge, while the second was dismissed. He was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fg1OSU

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameSabrina Ruth HallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Sabrina Hall was charged with false registration and ineligible voting. She pleaded guilty to ineligible voting in the 2008 election, the false registration charge was dropped, and Hall was sentenced to 365 days in prison (of which 364 days were stayed for one year), one year of probation, and ordered to pay $156 in court fees. When Fox News went door-to-door to interview felons who were convicted of illegally voting, she was asked if she thought her vote helped Al Franken get into office. She responded saying, "I don't know, but I hope it did."

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fHKYiJ

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameShane James LymanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Shane James Lyman knowingly voted while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 100 days' imprisonment (99 were stayed), one year probation, and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eDsAUa

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameShannon Dee MoudryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Shannon Moudry pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and 15 days of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4SIHY

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameSheila Larae DennisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Sheila Dennis pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 100 days in jail and one year of probation, and was fined $50.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eYkXdY

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameSiresa Dale MooreCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Siresa Moore pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 181 days of local confinement and a fine of $50.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e5s6d8

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameSpencer Dwight CistrunkCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Spencer Cistrunk pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible. He received a sentence of 91 days in jail, two years of probation, and a $1,100 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4Wjpr

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameTaylor Joseph EndresCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Taylor Endres pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter in Cold Spring, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 36 days in jail, two years of supervised probation, and community service in lieu of a fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eYnAMR

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameTimothy John ArsenalCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Timothy Arsenal of St. Paul pleaded guilty to the charge of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to serve six months in prison, with all but six days of the sentence stayed or credited for time served. Arsenal also was ordered to pay a $50 fine and received one year of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fyOcpE

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameTodd Reggi TiedemannCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Todd Tiedemann was charged with ineligible voting during the 2008 election and registering an ineligible voter. He pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible, and the other charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to one year in prison (361 days of which were stayed for two years), two years of probation, and a $3,000 fine ($2,950 of which was stayed for two years).

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffJ4oK

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameTroy Alan ScottCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Troy Scott was charged with registering ineligible voters and ineligible voting. He pleaded guilty to registration of ineligible voters and was sentenced to 90 days of confinement and one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flfzOV

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameSusan Dulogan WalkerCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Susan Dulogan Walker voted in a 2009 School District Election in Kanabec County, Minnesota, despite being ineligible to vote because she was not a U.S. citizen. She pleaded guilty to registering while ineligible and was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2ta1E4x

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameVernon Lee WilliamsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Vernon Williams was convicted of voting while ineligible in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was sentenced to one year and one day in a correctional facility.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2ffIozK

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameVaugh Tojo YoungCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Vaugh Tojo was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting while ineligible. He pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible, and the other charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 180 days in prison (of which 178 days were stayed for two years), two years of supervised probation, a $50 fine, and 50 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fg3ZFK

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameWayne Seton ApplebaumCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Wayne Applebaum was convicted of the charge of knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He was sentenced to six months of probation and was ordered to complete 12 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eDtDn2

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameDaniel Tyrell ClarkCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Daniel Clark pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, two years of supervised probation, 40 hours of community service, and received a $1,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eDr2JK

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameDavid Richard HofmannCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

David Hofmann pleaded guilty to ineligible voting in Herron Lake. He was sentenced to one year and one day in a correctional facility and five years of supervised probation. He was also fined $1,200.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2f4SzV2

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameDonald James DiamondCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Donald Diamond pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, two years of supervised probation, 60 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2erB17n

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameDustin James NorringCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Dustin Norring pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters in Maplewood, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 365 days' imprisonment (served 47 days and the rest were stayed), two years' probation, and fine of $1,000.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fijQEe

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameJason Scott JonesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jason Scott Jones pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was sentenced to time served (151 days) and fined $50.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fm1AIB

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameKhalid Jafar WilksCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Khalid Jafar Wilks was convicted of unlawfully voting and was sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment, but his sentence was stayed for one year.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eZabUE

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameMaurice Leonza BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Maurice Brown pleaded guilty to a charge of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, and ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fm0dJV

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameMichael Antwon CommonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Common pleaded guilty to knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He received a 13-month prison sentence, stayed for five years. He also received five years' supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fIDTP0

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameMonica Duarte DucheneCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Monica Duchene was convicted of knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and ordered to complete 20 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fjm5Ho

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameNicole Lynn CarringtonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Nicole Carrington pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter in Roseville, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail and fined $100.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fjuRoQ

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameRonnie IvyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ronnie Ivy was charged with registering an ineligible voter and knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She pleaded guilty to the latter charge, while the former was dismissed. Ivy was sentenced to four months' imprisonment, but her sentence was stayed for 18 months while she underwent supervised probation. She was also fined $50.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fgRpGB

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameSarah Lynn HankinsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Sarah Hankins pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2008 election. She was sentenced to a year in prison (of which 11 months and 30 days were stayed for two years), two years of probation, and a $100 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flXQa9

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameShawn Scott DeatleyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Shawn Deatley was convicted of burglary in 2005 and received probation. As a convicted felon, Deatley was ineligible to vote until the completion of probation. Despite this fact, Deatley took advantage of same-day registration to cast a ballot in the 2008 presidential election. Had Deatley registered in advance it is likely his illegal attempt to vote would have been blocked, since election officials are provided with lists of ineligible felons against which registrants can be checked.

Source: bit.ly/2fipypN, bit.ly/2e6g7fg, bit.ly/2eEohrz

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameTheresa Marie BarslouCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Theresa Barslou was convicted on the charge of knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She was sentenced to one years of imprisonment, but 364 days of her sentence were stayed for two years while she was subject to supervised probation. She was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fzDoHN

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameWayde Charles MinterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Wayde Minter pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment, later stayed, as well as one year of probation, and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eZ6PBa, bit.ly/2eEohrz

StateMinnesotaYear2010NameWillie Lee SkykesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Willie Sykes pleaded guilty to one of two charges of false registrations and was sentenced to one year of local confinement, two years of probation, and a $3,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fzEvaq

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJoseph James WagnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Joseph Wagner pleaded guilty to registration of ineligible voters, and was sentenced to one year in prison (of which 11 months and 19 days were stayed for two years). He was also sentenced to two years of probation and a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2e6cDJR

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameCynthia Rene ClarkCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Cynthia Clark pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail and two years of supervised probation. She was also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service and pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2flZ2Kz

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameFreda Jean JahnkeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

As part of a plea agreement, Freda Jahnke pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Fairmont, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail, two years of unsupervised probation, and 30 days of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eiRtDs

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJacqueline Patricia PerryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jacqueline Perry pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days' imprisonment (364 were stayed), two years' probation, and a fine of $50. She was also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fgRz0J

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJames Keith LesureCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

James Keith Lesure was charged with falsely registered ineligible voters in the 2008 election in St. Paul, Minnesota. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year imprisonment (later stayed) and six months' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fgSoX0

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJenna Christine CookCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jenna Cook pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail and two years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eZfl30

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJonathan Curtis NoyesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jonathan Noyes pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Erskine, Minnesota. He was sentenced to electronic home monitoring for 30 days and ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fIFqVg

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameKaren Louise MckinneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Karen McKinney pleaded guilty to a charge of registering ineligible voters in St. Paul. She was sentenced to one year in prison (364 days were stayed). She was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and complete 80 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eiQinq

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameKarl Edward BennettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Karl Bennett was convicted of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to serve one year in the Ramsey County Correctional Facility, with 227 days of his sentence stayed. He received two years' supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eEmNxj

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameKerry Ann KellarCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kerry Kellar of Cass Lake was convicted of knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She was sentenced to 366 days' imprisonment, which was stayed in favor of five years of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fzGjQw

StateMinnesotaYear2008NameKristy Ellen DettleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Kristy Dettle from Fridley, Minnesota was charged with voting more than once in the same election, making or signing a false certificate, and making a false or untrue statement on an absentee ballot application. She pleaded guilty to voting more than once, and the other charges were dismissed. She was sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $1,000.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eiOIly

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameMatthew James HinmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Matthew Hinman was charged with false registration and knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2008 election. He was convicted of the later and was sentenced to one year in prison, one year of unsupervised probation, and a $3,000 fine (of which $2,700 was stayed for one year).

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fgRHNB

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameRaymundo Gonzalo SilvaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Raymundo Silva pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters and was sentenced to one year of confinement and two years of probation, and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay a fine of $3,000.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fzIqUx

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameSteven Todd KostohryzCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Steven Todd Kostohyrz knowingly voted while ineligible in Prior Lake, Minnesota. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year imprisonment, which was stayed, and a year of probation. He was also fined $400.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2fgJ9J0

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameThomas Howard WoodwardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Thomas Howard Woodward was charged with three counts of registering an ineligible voter. He pleaded guilty to one count of registering an ineligible voter, and the other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to 365 days in prison (of which 159 days were stayed for two years with credit for time served), two years of supervised probation, and a $1,000 fine (of which $900 was stayed for two years).

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eZdmvN

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameWilliam Allen OndracekCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

William Allen Ondracek pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Deer River. He was sentenced to 365 days' local confinement; the sentence was later stayed. He was also fined $3,000 and ordered to serve two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sUD5JF, bit.ly/2eZdrj5

StateMississippiYear2015NameRhonda Wilhite DowdyCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

While serving as a deputy circuit clerk, Rhonda Dowdy changed the address of a non-resident to an in-county address so that the individual could vote in a local election in which Dowdy's uncle was a candidate for sheriff. In exchange for manipulating voter records, Dowdy received a pledge that the voter would vote for a particular candidate. Dowdy resigned from her post and pleaded guilty to a criminal information charge.

Source: bit.ly/2fgNgVt, bit.ly/2u7fpWl

StateMississippiYear2015NameMack Charles West, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Mack Charles West, Jr. pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voting out of district of legal domicile in the 2013 mayoral race in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. When West was arrested on January 28, 2015, he was on probation on a felony shoplifting charge. The voting fraud charge violated that probation, and West was booked into jail. On March 12, 2015, in Forrest County Circuit Court, West received a suspended sentence of six months and was fined $200 and ordered to pay $220.84 in court costs.

Source: hatne.ws/2u7bmt6

StateMississippiYear2015NameMamie JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Mamie Johnson pleaded guilty to voting out of district of legal domicile for the 2013 Hattiesburg mayoral election. Johnson received a suspended sentence of six months and was ordered to pay a $200 fine and $220.84 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2fjupa7

StateMississippiYear2014NameAlethea Michelle Shaw, Carmon Yvette…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Alethea Michelle Shaw, Carmon Yvette Anderson, and Joseph Lee Anderson each pleaded guilty to voting out of district of legal domicile. Shaw voted in a general election on June 4, 2013, in Hattiesburg even though her legal residence was outside Hattiesburg city limits. Carmon Yvette Anderson and Joseph Lee Anderson voted in a special election on September 24, 2013. Their legal residence was in Moselle, also outside of Hattiesburg. They each received a suspended sentence of six months, were fined $200, and ordered to pay $220.84 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2fm1m49

StateMississippiYear2014NameCobby WilliamsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Cobby Williams pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in connection with misconduct surrounding the 2013 City of Canton elections. Williams went to the home of Pamela Walker with the intent to register her to vote for the election, and insisted that she fill out a registration form even after she informed him that she was a convicted felon and ineligible to vote. Williams then submitted these completed forms to the county clerk's office. Williams was sentenced to a five-year suspended term, during which time he will be on supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eiNOpj

StateMississippiYear2013NameKimberly ReadusCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeAltering The Vote Count

In 2013, Kimberly Readus, an Executive Committee member of the Canton City Elections, was convicted of stealing a ballot box. She was fined $950, sentenced to 30 days of jail time suspended, and placed on probation.

Source: bit.ly/2tcPjNi, bit.ly/2t2RE21

StateMississippiYear2011NameTerrance WattsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Terrance Watts, a convicted felon and therefore ineligible to vote, pleaded guilty to two counts of voter fraud for swearing in an affidavit on an absentee ballot that he was eligible to vote in Madison County and for voting in two elections. He was sentenced to two consecutive five-year prison terms.

Source: bit.ly/2fm2NQ3

StateMississippiYear2011NameLessadolla SowersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers was convicted on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots for voting in the names of 10 people, four of them deceased. She received a five-year sentence for each count, to be served concurrently.

Source: bit.ly/2fjuACz

StateMississippiYear2010NameKenny Ray Bowen and Billy StreetCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Kenny Ray Bowen and Billy Street both pleaded guilty to two counts of voter fraud in connection with their involvement in a vote-buying scheme surrounding the 2007 Benton County election. They were the last of 16 individuals who either pleaded guilty or were found guilty of voter fraud in an elaborate electioneering operation. Both men were sentenced to five years, with four-and-a-half years suspended, six months to serve under house arrest, and four-and-a-half years under post-release supervision. Bowen and Street were also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine to the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund.

Source: bit.ly/2f5QIiT, bit.ly/2eEpVtk

StateMississippiYear2010NameJasper Buggs, Sr., James Bullock, and…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Jasper Buggs, Sr., James Bullock, and Ronnie Wilkerson pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in connection with their involvement in a vote-buying scheme surrounding the 2007 Benton County election. Buggs pleaded guilty to two counts of voter fraud, Bullock pleaded guilty to five counts of voter fraud, and Wilkerson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud. All three men were sentenced to five years, with four years suspended and one year to serve under house arrest on each count, all the counts to run concurrently. They were also sentenced to four years of post-release supervision and were ordered to pay a $1,000 fine to the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund.

Source: bit.ly/2f5QIiT, bit.ly/2eEpVtk

StateMississippiYear2010NameJerry Huck Childers, Cooper Epps, David…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Jerry Huck Childers, Cooper Epps, David Massey, Arnold Rooker, Sr., and Stanley Maurice Warren all pleaded guilty to voter fraud charges in connection with their involvement in a vote-buying scheme surrounding the 2007 Benton County election. They were part of ring of 16 individuals who either pleaded guilty or were found guilty of voter fraud in an elaborate electioneering operation.

Source: bit.ly/2eEpVtk, bit.ly/2f5QIiT, bit.ly/2sOC8Cx

StateMississippiYear2010NameTate King, Henry Massey, and Lillie…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Benton County supervisor Tate King was convicted of committing voter fraud after he paid people to vote for him in the 2007 primary and runoff elections. Eleven others who were also under investigation in connection with this matter have also either pleaded guilty or been convicted. He was sentenced to one year in prison, two years on house arrest, and two years of supervised release, in addition to a $5,000 fine. Norton received three years' supervised probation, and Massey received one year of house arrest and two years of supervised release.

Source: bit.ly/2e6hL0o, bit.ly/2f5Sgth, bit.ly/2tLjMUy

StateMississippiYear2010NameLarry "Tip" MasseyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Larry "Tip" Massey pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud in connection with his involvement in a 2007 Benton County election vote-buying scheme. He was sentenced to five years in prison, although three of those years were suspended. He will serve two years in prison and another two under supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eZ77I6, bit.ly/2f5Sq3R

StateMississippiYear2010NameJames Lester ThompsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

James Lester Thompson of Madison County, Mississippi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense of voting by an unqualified person. He was sentenced to perform 100 hours of community service and six months' unsupervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2tX2rej

StateMississippiYear2009NameClint Moffitt and Ada TuckerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Clint Moffitt, candidate for Benton County Sheriff, and Ada Tucker were convicted of conspiracy to commit voter fraud in the 2007 primary and runoff elections. Tucker was sentenced to five years, with the first year in prison, second year under house arrest, and three years under supervised release. Moffitt received two years in prison, one under house arrest, and two years of supervised release. Both were ordered to pay $5,000 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2f5Sq3R, bit.ly/2eEo47B

StateMississippiYear2009NameJerry KennamoreCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jerry Kennamore, a 2009 New Albany mayoral candidate, pleaded guilty to forging the name of his daughter as an attesting witness on an absentee ballot during the May 2009 Democratic primary. Kennamore's plea was held in abeyance pending completion of five years of unsupervised probation and payment of a $1,000 fine plus court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2t2vhtu, bit.ly/2sOys3V

StateMississippiYear2007NameIke BrownCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Illegal "Assistance" At The Polls

In a civil case filed by the federal government, Ike Brown, former Chairman of the Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee and Superintendent of Democratic Primary Elections, was found to have violated Section Two of the Voting Rights Act through racially motivated manipulation of ballots. Brown, who started chairing the Commission in 2000, obtained and improperly counted defective absentee ballots, and allowed for improper "assistance" of voters to ensure that white political candidates lost and black candidates won. He was permanently enjoined from engaging in such conduct in the future, and an independent administrator was appointed to ensure compliance.

Source: bit.ly/2sLUa8s, bit.ly/2t05T7G, bit.ly/2tJbIDw

StateMississippiYear2007NameMartha GardnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Martha Gardner pleaded guilty to one count of voter fraud in connection with absentee ballot misconduct during the 2005 Houston mayoral Democratic primary. Witnesses alleged that Gardner had come to them with absentee ballots they did not request and marked the ballots for them. Gardner was initially indicted on 37 counts of voter fraud. A judge imposed a five-year suspended sentence and put Gardner on 30 months of probation. Gardner was also ordered to pay $391.50 in court costs, $100 of which would go to the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund.

Source: bit.ly/2fm5YHz, bit.ly/2ugWtot

StateMississippiYear2004NameWilliam Greg EasonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

A Tallahatchie County jury found William Greg Eason guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit voter fraud and eight counts of voter fraud in connection with his work on Jerome Little's campaign to be District Five Supervisor for Tallahatchie County in a 2003 run-off election. Eason promised items of value (beer and money) to induce people to vote fraudulently by absentee ballot. Eason was sentenced to serve one year in prison for conspiracy to commit voter fraud, and a second year-long sentence plus seven concurrent one-year sentences for the eight counts of voter fraud. Eason's imprisonment totaled two years. His conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeals of Mississippi.

Source: bit.ly/2fm3LvF, bit.ly/2fzHb85

StateMississippiYear2004NameJerry Lyles, Jr.Case TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jerry Lyles, Jr., a candidate for District 1 Supervisor in Adams County for the 2004 election, pleaded guilty to one count of completing a voter registration application for a voter in the wrong district. Lyles was sentenced to one year of probation, and at the end of that year his record was expunged.

Source: bit.ly/2eZdOKa, bit.ly/2f5TyED

StateMississippiYear2004NameMinnie SaulsberryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Minnie Saulsberry pleaded guilty to both conspiracy to commit voter fraud and voter fraud after she traded beer, gas, and cash for votes in a run-off election for Tallahatchee County supervisor.

Source: bit.ly/2sq5V6V, bit.ly/2sTHlwy, bit.ly/2rRa9Wo

StateMississippiYear2003NameElberta Brown, Leon Hunt, and Tobe…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Elberta Brown, Leon Hunt, and Tobe Jackson pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted bribery in connection with their involvement in a vote-buying scheme surrounding a 2001 special election for Benton County Sheriff. All three engaged in vote-buying by offering $30 to individuals in an attempt to influence them to vote for Steven A. Thompson, a candidate in that election. Three of the individuals who received the money were undercover law enforcement officers. The investigations indicated that they tried to bribe upwards of 50 people on election day. All three faced a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a $3,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fjtM0x, bit.ly/2t2l3sZ

StateMissouriYear2017NameDanny WilliamsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Danny Williams, of Boone County, Missouri, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of forgery. He falsified 114 signatures on 40 ballot petitions advocating that a proposal regarding early voting be placed on the ballot. Williams was sentenced to three years' imprisonment (suspended) and five years' probation.

Source: on.mo.gov/1mO28Ez (Case #15BA-CR01112-01), bit.ly/2t9ExXO, bit.ly/2tIPpxX

StateMissouriYear2016NameRogell Coker, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Rogell Coker, Jr., of Columbia, Missouri, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of forgery after he forged signatures on ballot petitions in 2014. Coker was responsible for 116 fraudulent signatures spread across 26 petitions advocating for an early voting proposal to be put on the ballot. He was given a five-year suspended sentence, placed on probation for five years, and ordered to pay all court costs and fees.

Source: on.mo.gov/1mO28Ez (Case #15BA-CR01114-01), bit.ly/2t9ExXO, bit.ly/2tIPpxX

StateMissouriYear2016NameKeven HayesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Keven Hayes, a homeless man from Columbia, Missouri, pleaded guilty to perjury in 2016 after he forged signatures on a ballot petition in 2014. He had falsified 363 signatures on 60 petitions advocating for an early voting proposal to be placed on the ballot. Hayes was given a four-year suspended sentence and placed on probation for five years.

Source: bit.ly/2t9ExXO, on.mo.gov/1mO28Ez (Case No. 15BA-CR01115-01), bit.ly/2tIPpxX

StateMissouriYear2016NameTracy Renee JonesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Tracy Jones, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of forgery after admitting that she forged 618 signatures on a total of 171 ballot petitions. Jones was sentenced to five years' probation with a suspended three-year prison sentence.

Source: on.mo.gov/1mO28Ez (Case No. 15BA-CR01654-01), bit.ly/2t9ExXO, bit.ly/2tIPpxX

StateMissouriYear2016NameNorth St. LouisCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Penny Hubbard, the incumbent, won the 2016 Democratic primary for Missouri's 78th House District by 90 votes. Her challenger, Bruce Franks Jr., contested the results, citing the lopsided absentee vote tally that heavily favored Hubbard. District Judge Rex Burlison determined that a sufficient number of improper absentee ballots had been cast to change the results of the election, and ordered a special election. Mr. Franks won the re-do by a margin of 1,533 votes. The election of Rodney Hubbard Sr., Penny Hubbard's husband, who won his 2016 primary for 5th Democratic Ward committeeman, is also being challenged by his opponent Rasheen Aldridge, again citing irregularities in absentee ballots.

Source: bit.ly/2fm2R2h

StateMissouriYear2015NameDeidra HumphreyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Deidra Humphrey, a former recruiter for the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, pleaded guilty to mail fraud after she submitted false and forged voter registrations to Missouri Pro-Vote, which unknowingly submitted them to elections boards in St. Louis city and St. Louis county. Maximum penalties for the offenses include 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Source: bit.ly/2f5QQ1P

StateMissouriYear2010NameJohn and Clara MoretinaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

In order to assist their nephew in his razor-close 2010 democratic primary for the 40th District in Missouri, Clara and John Moretina falsely registered a Kansas City address so they could vote for their nephew, John Joseph Rizzo. Rizzo won that primary election by a single vote. That means two fraudulent votes could have provided his winning margin. John Moretina pleaded guilty to a federal charge of voter fraud in connection with the 2010 election. He was sentenced to five years' probation. Clara Moretina was not charged in the federal case, but was convicted by the state of Missouri, and both she and her husband were fined $250 and barred from ever voting again in Missouri.

Source: bit.ly/2fgORKV

StateMissouriYear2008NameBrian Bland, Bobbie Jean Cheeks, Cortez…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Eight St. Louis voter registration workers pleaded guilty to election fraud for submitting false registration cards in the 2006 election in St. Louis. The workers were employed by liberal community organizing group, ACORN.

Source: bit.ly/2eiSQ5e, bit.ly/2tcCrGI

StateMissouriYear2008NameJoel NealCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Joel Neal, of St. Louis, Missouri, voted twice in the 2008 primary election: once in person for himself, and once via absentee ballot in the name of his deceased mother. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one month of home confinement and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2rUQKiw, bit.ly/2sOJbet, bit.ly/2vaYsag

StateMissouriYear2007NameCarmen DavisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Carmen Davis, who also goes by the name of Latisha Reed and who worked for the community organizing group, ACORN, pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud in Kansas City for filing false paperwork. Davis was sentenced to 120 days in a halfway house.

Source: bit.ly/2sOTqzq

StateMissouriYear2007NameDale Franklin and Brian GardnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Dale Franklin and Brian Gardiner, voter registration recruiters for ACORN prior to the 2006 election, pleaded guilty to election fraud, after forging the signature of an applicant and submitting it to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners. Both men were sentenced to probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fIJBAz

StateMissouriYear2007NameKwaim StensonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Kwaim Stenson, a registration recruiter employed by ACORN, pleaded guilty to a count of submitting a false voter registration application to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners. Stenson was sentenced to four months and five days' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2eVWqpQ, bit.ly/2eVXSbw

StateMissouriYear2006NameMichelle RobinsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Michelle Robinson pleaded guilty to 13 counts of election law violations in connection with a fraudulent voter registration scheme. Robinson worked for Operation Big Vote, an initiative aimed at boosting the participation of black voters in the 2001 St. Louis mayoral election. She submitted 13 voter registration cards made out in the names of dead former city aldermen. Robinson was simultaneously convicted on drug charges and her combined sentence was four years of probation, 180 hours of community service, and mandatory training in transcendental meditation.

Source: bit.ly/2fgTJ08

StateMissouriYear2005NameBrandon E JonesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

On September 8, 2005, Brandon E. Jones pleaded guilty for voting twice during the 2004 general election. He voted in both Raytown and Kansas City.

Source: bit.ly/2sUAtPw, USA v. Jones, 05-cr-00257-JTM

StateMissouriYear2005NameTammy J. MartinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Tammy Martin was sentenced to one year of probation and a special assessment of $25 for voting twice in two different districts.

Source: bit.ly/2sUAtPw, US District Court of Western Missouri, USA v. Martin 4:05-cr-00258-SWH-1

StateMissouriYear2005NameNonaresa MontgomeryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Operation Big Vote, an effort to register black voters, led to a scheme to register prominent dead local politicians to vote. Nonaresa Montgomery, an Operation Big Vote employee, was convicted of perjury for lying to a grand jury investigating thousands of fraudulent voter registration cards turned in before the 2001 mayoral primary. Six others pleaded guilty to dozens of election law violations in connection with the scheme. Montgomery received two years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2f1q64Y, bit.ly/1PbmyqW, bit.ly/2tHadrk

StateMontanaYear2011NameAlan Lloyd SkariCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Alan Lloyd Skari pleaded guilty to a "limits on voting rights" charge after he submitted his ex-wife's absentee ballot without her permission. He was given a six-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a $250 fine plus a $35 surcharge.

Source: bit.ly/2u4yoRz

StateNebraskaYear2017NameAli AbdullahiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Ali Abdullahi pleaded no contest to voting twice in the 2016 general election. Abdhullahi voted early in October and turned up at the polls again in November to cast another ballot. He was fined $100.

Source: bit.ly/2sVnJYG, bit.ly/2sVCuKU, bit.ly/2sVHaRd

StateNebraskaYear2017NameShueb AliCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Shueb Ali pleaded no contest to voting twice in the 2016 general election. Ali was fined $100 after he voted early and then voted again on election day.

Source: bit.ly/2sVnJYG, bit.ly/2sVCuKU, bit.ly/2sVHaRd

StateNevadaYear2017NameRenaldo JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Renaldo Johnson of Las Vegas pleaded guilty to one felony offense for submitting a falsified petition. Johnson was indicted on multiple charges related to submitting fake ballot signatures to have Jill Stein, a Green Party presidential candidate, on the state's ballot. Johnson awaits sentencing.

Source: bit.ly/2uekCfF, bit.ly/2u9PTPI

StateNevadaYear2016NameTina Marie ParksCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Tina Marie Parks pleaded guilty to one felony voter registration offense. She was initially charged with 11 felony offenses for having improperly completed others' voter registration forms. She was sentenced to 19_48 months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2u9PTPI, bit.ly/2t9IdsK, bit.ly/2uMy4nT

StateNevadaYear2014NameBiqui Diana Parra RodriguezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Duplicate Voting

Las Vegas resident, Biqui Diana Parra Rodriguez illegally obtained personal information of Mary Lou Aguirre and falsely registered to vote under her name in 2011 and in 2012. She was caught through the use of photo ID cards and facial recognition software that identified the two IDs she had obtained under different names. She ultimately pleaded guilty to two felony counts of voter registration fraud and identity theft.

Source: bit.ly/2sOXAr2, bit.ly/2tcUoow

StateNevadaYear2014NameHortencia Segura-MunozCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, False Registrations

Hortencia Segura-Munoz, an illegal immigrant living in Washoe County, Nevada, registered to vote under a false name and cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 Nevada elections. She was convicted and was sentenced to time served (103 days in jail) and $1,000 in costs and fees.

Source: bit.ly/2sOx2pZ, bit.ly/2tLNHMd

StateNevadaYear2013NameRoxanne RubinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Roxanne Rubin, a casino worker in Las Vegas, was arrested in 2012 after trying to vote twice. She pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $2,481 in restitution to the state and to perform 100 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2f8pVlQ, cbsloc.al/2tHxdGD

StateNevadaYear2011NameAmy Adele Busefink and Christopher…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Amy Adele Busefink and Christopher Howell Edwards, two senior ACORN executives, were convicted of election fraud in connection with a voter registration scheme in which employees were paid a bonus to register voters. Busefink received a two-year suspended prison sentence and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2eGHusK, bit.ly/2eGFFvH, bit.ly/2u7gPjE

StateNew HampshireYear2016NameDerek CastonguayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Derek Castonguay pleaded guilty to voter fraud in Salem District Court on January 15, 2016. While a resident of Manchester, Castonguay voted in the towns of Salem and Windham in the general election of 2014, using addresses where he previously resided. Castonguay received a 12-month suspended sentence and was ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine plus a 24 percent penalty assessment. In addition to the sentence and fine, Castonguay loses his right to vote under the New Hampshire Constitution, Part I, Article 11.

Source: bit.ly/2f8qFY6, bit.ly/2e8tQCd, bit.ly/2fKZar9

StateNew HampshireYear2016NameNancy SullivanCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Nancy Sullivan, a resident of Windham, admitted having committed voter fraud in the 2014 general election. Sullivan fraudulently obtained an absentee ballot in the name of her son, Avery Galloway, by forging his signature on an absentee ballot request form, as well as on the envelope containing the completed ballot. Sullivan avoided criminal prosecution and the permanent loss of her ability to vote by paying a fine as a civil penalty and signing a consent agreement with the Attorney General.

Source: bit.ly/2e8tQCd

StateNew HampshireYear2014NameLorin C. Schneider, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Lorin C. Schneider, Jr., a resident of Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to three counts--one felony and two misdemeanors--of wrongful voting. He voted in New Hampshire in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and in the 2012 Democratic primary. Schneider was given a suspended sentence and a $5,000 fine, and he is permanently barred from voting in New Hampshire, even if he were to change his residency and become eligible.

Source: bit.ly/2rRbcFO, bit.ly/2ttdzfm, bit.ly/2rV9UF1

StateNew HampshireYear2013NameAdam Kumpu & Janine KumpuCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting

Adam Kumpu of Milford was fined $1,000 and his mother, Janine Kumpu of Milford, was fined $250 for committing voter fraud in the 2012 election. Janine Kumpu obtained an absentee ballot in her son's name, and he used it to vote in Milford last November. He also voted in person in Keene. The 2012 election was the first one in which photo IDs were required for voting in New Hampshire.

Source: bit.ly/2f8sbth

StateNew HampshireYear2010NameChristopher Luke FithianCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Christopher Luke Fithian of Jackson, New Hampshire pleaded guilty to a charge of duplicate voting for voting twice in the 2008 Presidential election and for applying for a ballot after he had already voted. He received a suspended 12 month prison sentence and was ordered to serve 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2sLlyrx, bit.ly/2tX3dIj, bit.ly/2sLhFmh

StateNew HampshireYear2006NameTimothy BarnesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Timothy Parnes was convicted of providing a false address when registering to vote. He was fined $500.

Source: bit.ly/2sLhFmh

StateNew JerseyYear2015NamePerth Amboy City CouncilCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Fernando Gonzalez won a seat on the Perth Amboy City Council by 10 votes in an election where at least 13 illegal absentee ballots were cast. A Superior Court judge subsequently overturned the election results and ordered a new election be held in May 2015 for the seat.

Source: bit.ly/2ev8uOk, bit.ly/2eGH8SI

StateNew JerseyYear2014NameBelkis M. Cespedes, Ana Vely-Gomez,…Case TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Eleven individuals were arrested in a state investigation of possible manipulation of absentee ballots in the election of Paterson Councilman Rigo Rodriguez. They entered into pre-trial intervention, a probationary program, to avoid trial and possible prison time.

Source: bit.ly/2uPNg3P, bit.ly/2uPNg3P

StateNew JerseyYear2014NameSpencer RobbinsCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Spencer Robbins, a municipal judge in Middlesex County, was forced to resign after it was discovered he registered to vote (and actually voted in 22 elections and democratic primaries) using the address of his Woodbridge law office. Although charged with two counts of third-degree voter fraud, Robbins was allowed to enter into a pre-trial intervention program, which means the charges will be dismissed if he successfully completes the program.

Source: bit.ly/2fjdt3q, bit.ly/2fmhhRz

StateNew JerseyYear2014NameRigo and Lisette RodriguezCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former Paterson Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and his wife were entered into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program after facing charges of conspiracy, election fraud, mail-in ballot fraud, and witness tampering. Paterson and his wife, who managed his campaign, orchestrated a scheme to take possession of absentee ballots and "assist" voters in filling them out, or fill them out fraudulently. Rodriguez instructed his volunteers to lie to officials investigating his scheme.

Source: bit.ly/2uh6QZA

StateNew JerseyYear2012NameJohn FernandezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

John Fernandez, who worked for the Essex County Department of Economic Development, was convicted of election fraud, absentee ballot fraud, and forgery. Fernandez submitted phony absentee ballots while he was working on the 2007 election campaign of state Sen. Teresa Ruiz. Fernandez's scheme involved messenger ballots, which are used by voters home-bound by illness or a disability. Fernandez fraudulently obtained the ballots, then filled them out on behalf of the voters who had never received them. He received a five-year prison sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2e8rJOZ

StateNew JerseyYear2011NameAngel ColonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Angel Colon pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree election fraud for fraudulently submitting absentee messenger ballots on behalf of voters who never received the ballots or had an opportunity to cast their votes. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2eldhyh

StateNew JerseyYear2011NameRonald HarrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ronald Harris pleaded guilty to charges in connection with an absentee ballot fraud conspiracy, in which he and 13 others shredded ballots which cast votes for the opposition during the 2009 Atlantic City Democratic primary. He was sentenced to 181 days in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2e8ufEJ

StateNew JerseyYear2011NameRobert TierneyCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Robert Tierney, a New Brunswick police officer, entered into a pre-trial intervention program (PTI), in relation to theft by deception and voter fraud charges that were filed by the New Brunswick Police Department. An investigation revealed Tierney voted four times between 2005 and 2009 in New Brunswick, while actually living in Milltown. He pleaded guilty and was recommended for the PTI program by the state's probation division. Upon completion of the diversionary program, the charged will be dismissed.

Source: bit.ly/2tGPe7O

StateNew JerseyYear2010NameErnest StorrCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ernest Storr pleaded guilty to committing absentee ballot fraud by tampering with ballots in the Atlantic City mayoral campaigns of Marty Small and former Mayor Scott Evans. Storr tampered with absentee ballots and instructed a Small campaign worker to do the same. Storr was one of 14 individuals arrested on various voter fraud charges involving Councilman Small's failed 2009 mayoral bid. He was sentenced to probation in May 2013.

Source: bit.ly/2e8qAXN

StateNew JerseyYear2010NameGianine NarvaezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Gianine Narvaez, a former data processing technician for the Essex County Commissioner of Registration and Superintendent of Elections, pleaded guilty to third-degree charges of absentee ballot fraud and tampering with public records or information. Narvaez was sentenced to a three-year prison term.

Source: bit.ly/2fmf74m

StateNew JerseyYear2009NameJohn Fernandez, Edwin Cruz, and Rocio…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Rocio Rivera and Edwin Cruz were indicted for tampering with ballots and fraudulently submitting ballots in favor of New Jersey Senator Teresa Ruiz. They and a fellow co-conspirator obtained messenger ballots from the county clerk and submitted them to the board of elections as votes on behalf of voters who, in fact, never received or filled out their ballots. John Fernandez was convicted of conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). Cruz pleaded guilty to third-degree tampering with public records or information, and Rivera pleaded guilty to third-degree absentee ballot fraud.

Source: bit.ly/2fCdGCn

StateNew JerseyYear2009NameSamuel GonzalezCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Samuel Gonzalez was indicted for tampering with ballots and fraudulently submitting ballots in favor of New Jersey Senator Teresa Ruiz. He and his co-conspirators obtained messenger ballots from the county clerk and submitted them to the board of elections as votes on behalf of voters who, in fact, never received or filled out their ballots. Gonzalez agreed to forfeit his seat on the freeholder board and his job as an aide to a Newark city councilman, and was admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program.

Source: bit.ly/2fCdGCn

StateNew JerseyYear2009NameJamel HolleyCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former Roselle Borough Council President Jamel Holley was charged with absentee ballot fraud for filling out and submitting more than 20 ballots in the 2006 election. The judge permitted Holley to enter into a pretrial intervention program for one year (if successfully completed, the charges would be dismissed) and to pay a $125 fine. Holley has since been elected mayor of Roselle and appointed to the New Jersey General Assembly.

Source: bit.ly/2fjg1OF, bit.ly/2uepeC6

StateNew JerseyYear2003NameRonald CallawayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Ronald Callaway, also known as Jihad Q. Abdullah, and related to the infamous Atlantic City Callaway Political Organization, pleaded guilty to voting nine times in four elections. He was sentenced to one year in jail.

Source: bit.ly/1IWTMqW, bit.ly/2u4pTWr

StateNew MexicoYear2015NameEugene W. VictorCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Eugene Victor wanted to prove a point about the potential for fraud in New Mexico elections by committing fraud himself. Mr. Victor cast a ballot in his son's name and later turned himself in to the authorities. He pleaded no contest to a fourth-degree felony charge of false voting and is serving 18 months' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eliXbM, bit.ly/2evatSu

StateNew MexicoYear2013NameSilvia GomezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Silvia Gomez pleaded guilty to voter fraud in connection a Sunland Park municipal election in which she registered people she knew to be ineligible to vote in Sunland Park. She was sentenced to three years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2eGL1al

StateNew MexicoYear2012NamePriscilla MoralesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Priscilla Morales, the public works director's in Sunland Park, but an El Paso resident, registered to vote in Doa Ana County, and voted in Sunland Park's municipal elections by using former City Councilor Angelica Marquez's home address. She pleaded guilty to false voting and conspiracy to commit a crime. She was sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2u7rGu3

StateNew MexicoYear2009NameHoracio FavelaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Horacio Favela, a former Sunland Park Municipal Judge, was convicted of falsely declaring himself a resident of Sunland Park in 2008 so he could run for his judgeship, falsifying a document that declared him a qualified voter, and voting twice in the 2004 general election--once in El Paso, Texas and once in Doa Ana County. Favela was convicted of four counts related to his voter fraud charges. He was sentenced to 18 months' probation and ordered to take two introductory government classes and deliver a speech to school children on civic and electoral rights and responsibilities.

Source: bit.ly/2tHi08E

StateNew MexicoYear2009NameTeresa MonahanCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Teresa Monahan, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, pleaded guilty to voter fraud in a referendum election for casting her own vote and then seeking to vote by an absentee ballot for her deceased brother. She was convicted of a fourth degree felony and entered into a diversion program that stipulates if she complies with the terms of her probation, the charge will be erased from her record. She was sentenced to between nine and 18 months on probation.

Source: bit.ly/2tvfMaw, bit.ly/2tmrE08

StateNew MexicoYear1998NameGillian YinglingCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Gillian Yingling and 18 others, of Rio Arriba County, including several local officials, were arrested on election-fraud charges, including ineligible absentee voting and false statements on absentee ballots. Yingling pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor voter fraud charge, receiving 364 days' supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fL3qH7

StateNew YorkYear2017NameShalom LammCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Shalom Lamm, a 57-year-old real estate developer, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to corrupt the election process. He had partnered with another developer, Kenneth Nakdimen, to use false voter registrations to assist in electing officials that would be favorable toward a development project of theirs. Lamm was sentenced to 10 months in prison, one year supervised release, 400 hours of community service, and a $20,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sLhPtT, bit.ly/2sRMzor, on.wsj.com/2sRPxck, bit.ly/2BgLjV1

StateNew YorkYear2017NameKenneth NakdimenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Shalom Lamm's co-defendant, Kenneth Nakdimen, also a real estate developer from Monsey, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process. Nakdimen and his partners planted items in unoccupied apartments to give a semblance of occupancy to falsely registered voters. He was sentenced to six months in prison in addition to one year of supervised release, 400 hours of community service, and a $20,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2k6U4Jq, bit.ly/2gFu6Ft, bit.ly/2tNuv38

StateNew YorkYear2017NameRus ThompsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Rus Thompson, a political activist, pleaded guilty to one count of offering a false instrument for filing. Thompson, a longtime resident of Grand Island, was evicted from his home and moved to Niagara County. Nevertheless, Thompson signed an affidavit falsely claiming to be a Grand Island resident and voted there in the 2015 primary. The terms of Thompson's plea agreement stipulate that he will receive probation, thus avoiding any jail time. Thompson is set to be officially sentenced on May 3, 2017.

Source: bit.ly/2q8itPW, on.wgrz.com/2q8pWyw

StateNew YorkYear2016NameHarold BairdCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Harold Baird, of Sullivan County, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false voter registrations. Although not a resident of Bloomingburg, Baird--a former town supervisor of Mamakating, NY--sought to run for a village trustee position there in 2014. His losing bid for the office was part of a scheme with real estate developers to manipulate the election process so that Baird would later give favorable treatment to their development project.

Source: bit.ly/2i32MpN, bit.ly/2uPvGvJ, bit.ly/2tvGArc

StateNew YorkYear2016NameAna CuevasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ana Cuevas, a campaign aide for Hector Ramirez, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after she and other staff went door to door tricking potential voters into signing absentee ballot applications. They then took the applications to the Board of Elections, retrieved the absentee ballots, and voted for Ramirez without the voters' knowledge. Cuevas was sentenced to conditional discharge.

Source: nydn.us/1eiRojr, on.nyc.gov/2frgW1y

StateNew YorkYear2016NameErnest EverettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Ernest Everett was convicted on three counts of offering a false instrument for filing. Everett was initially charged with second-degree forgery and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The charges stemmed from Everett filing nominating petitions that he knew were falsified with the Rensselaer County Board of Elections to run in the Democratic primary for mayor in 2015. Three of the seven misdemeanor charges were subsequently dismissed. Of the four remaining misdemeanor charges, a jury found Everett guilty of three counts of offering a false instrument for filing. Everett received a sentence of 90 hours of community service, to be served through the Rensselaer County Sheriff's Work Program.

Source: bit.ly/2pmtOLv, bit.ly/2q6Q9ee, bit.ly/2oMZtmc

StateNew YorkYear2016NameHector RamirezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Hector Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument. Ramirez, a 2014 State Assembly Candidate for the 86th District Assemby District, deceived voters into giving their absentee ballots to his campaign on the false premise that the campaign would then submit the ballots. Instead, Ramirez's campaign inserted his name on at least thirty-five of the absentee ballots. Ramirez initially won the 2014 race, but a recount determined he had lost by two votes. In lieu of jail time, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett imposed a three-year ban on Ramirez running for office. Ramirez could face jail time if he runs for office in violation of his three-year ban. Prior to his guilty plea, Ramirez unsuccessfully ran for the same state assembly seat on numerous occasions, most recently in the 2016 election.

Source: nydn.us/2oMjycA, nydn.us/2p4LACJ, bit.ly/2oMRy8o

StateNew YorkYear2015NameFrank SparacoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Frank Sparaco was, as his overseeing judge referred to him, a "rising star [who] has fallen very quickly, very far." A Rockland County Legislator, Sparaco pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor charges for filing election petitions that nominated individuals to Clarkstown Republican Committee positions, while listing addresses that were not their true residences. In addition, he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of furnishing false information by "renting" a room in his home so that he could register two other individuals to vote. He was forced to resign from his $103,000-per-year county legislator position and was sentenced to serve eight weekends of county jail time followed by three years' probation. He will be ineligible to hold political office during the probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fjyMUI

StateNew YorkYear2014NameWilliam McInerney, John Brown, Anthony…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

William McInerney, John Brown, Anthony DeFiglio, and Anthony Renna pleaded guilty to felony charges, having forged signatures on absentee ballots during the 2009 Working Families Party primary. Sentences: John Brown, six months' imprisonment; Anthony DeFiglio, 100 hours' community service; Anthony Renna, 200 hours in work-order program; William McInerney, 90 days in work-order program.

Source: bit.ly/2fjCzlb

StateNew YorkYear2014NameNew York City Department of…Case TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Undercover New York City Department of Investigation agents testing the integrity of New York City elections were able to vote 61 times out of 63 attempts using the names of ineligible voters, known felons, and deceased city residents.

Source: on.nyc.gov/2t7QimP, bit.ly/2f8uGvA

StateNew YorkYear2013NameFran KnappCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Fran Knapp, former Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commissioner, pleaded guilty to signing a poll watcher's certificate while unauthorized in 2012 and falsifying a treasurer's report for her husband's 2007 Poughkeepsie mayoral campaign (both misdemeanors). As part of a plea agreement, she agreed to resign and pay a $175 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2t0js7d

StateNew YorkYear2012NameDebra OrtutayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Debra Ortutay, former Rockland County Independence Party chairwoman, pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges in relation to fraudulent petition signatures and perjury before a grand jury. She had signed ballot petitions multiple times and falsely claimed that she had witnessed voters signing them. Ortutay was sentenced to four months in jail and five years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2tS5fIN, bit.ly/2tWAu6f, bit.ly/2tmov0n

StateNew YorkYear2011NameAngela GumbarevicCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Angela Gumbarevic pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly forging signatures on her petition to be a candidate for the office of Oneida County Sheriff. She was sentenced to five years' probation and 150 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2tWUGFb, bit.ly/2tNLhz2

StateNew YorkYear2009NameDominick ForteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Dominick Forte pleaded guilty to a felony forgery charge in connection with election misconduct as the leader of the Town of Cornwall's Conservative Party committee. Forte admitted to signing fake signatures on nominating petitions in a race for a county legislature seat. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge.

Source: bit.ly/2fCes2v

StateNew YorkYear2008NameVincent SculcoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Vincent Sculco, Republican Chairman for the town of North Greenbush, pleaded guilty to forging a signature on a nomination petition for a 2007 election. The investigation revealed that Sculco may have forged more than 40 signatures. Sculco was sentenced to the sheriff's work-order program.

Source: bit.ly/2foFeWP

StateNew YorkYear2006NameClyde GerbeckCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Clyde Gerbeck of Syracuse, New York pleaded guilty to voting twice in a 2005 primary election and received a conditional discharge sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2sS1xdR

StateNew YorkYear2006NameRichard Saint AngelCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Richard Saint Angel pleaded guilty to several offenses under New York State Penal Law in relation to hundreds of forged petition signatures provided to the Dutchess County Board of Elections in an attempt to make it on to the ballot as a candidate for Town Supervisor in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was sentenced to one year in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2tNQRBD

StateNew YorkYear1999NameJohn O'HaraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

John O'Hara deliberately registered to vote using his girlfriend's address so that he could continue to vote and run for office in his old district. District lines were changed in 1992 during redistricting, prompting O'Hara to use the address, despite it not being his permanent residence. He was sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service and fined $20,000.

Source: bit.ly/2fmg1hw

StateNew YorkYear1983NameVander BeattyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Vander Beatty, a former New York state senator, was convicted of multiple criminal charges, including forgery and conspiracy, in relation to election fraud. He led others in a scheme to forge hundreds of voter registration cards to challenge the result of the 1982 congressional primary that he lost. He was sentenced to 16 months in prison and fined $5,000.

Source: nyti.ms/2tJ258c, nyti.ms/2t9s6eE, thebea.st/2tDIAPG

StateNorth CarolinaYear2017NameDewey GidcumbCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Dewey Gidcumb, of Haywood County, was found guilty of voting twice in the 2016 Republican Primary. Gidcumb first cast a ballot in the early voting period, then voted a second time on Election Day. He received a five-to-15-month suspended prison sentence, one year of supervised probation, and 24 hours of community service. He was also fined $100 and ordered to pay court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2owXRRo, bit.ly/2oMKbhl, bit.ly/2p4zl8S

StateNorth CarolinaYear2017NameEdward Charles GreenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Edward Charles Green, of Southern Pines, was convicted for voting in the 2016 election despite being a felon and therefore ineligible. Green's prior conviction came in 2014, when he was convicted of promoting the prostitution of a mentally disabled minor. For his voter fraud offense, Green was sentenced to serve a minimum of four months in jail and six months of supervised probation, which will run concurrently with a probation sentence from a prior offense.

Source: bit.ly/2pznMXI

StateNorth CarolinaYear2017NameDalton Shane SmithCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dalton Shane Smith, of Cameron, was convicted for voting in the 2016 election despite being a felon and therefore ineligible. In 2016, Smith was convicted of felony breaking and entering. He was sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment, which includes time for unrelated criminal charges.

Source: bit.ly/2pznMXI

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NamePatrick CannonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor voter fraud charge. Cannon admitted that he cast an absentee ballot in the 2014 midterm elections, despite the fact that he had been convicted on felony corruption charges stemming from his acceptancy of $50,000 in bribes from FBI undercover agents. The conviction cost Cannon his right to vote. The plea deal in the voter fraud case saw one day tacked on to his already existing 44-month prison sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2e8sQhA, bit.ly/2foF0PG

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NameLumberton, NCCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Following a contested election because of voter irregularities for the Precinct 7 City Council seat in the town of Lumberton, the State Board of Elections ordered new election. In the initial election for the City Council seat, incumbent Leon Maynor held a one-vote lead over challenger Laura Sampson after several recounts. The second election also had problems, with Maynor successfully challenging the residency of 20 voters. Ultimately, roughly half of the 850 provisional ballots cast were thrown out for various reasons, and in the final tally Maynor retained his seat by a 20-vote margin.

Source: bit.ly/2fmbefO, bit.ly/2fjuwVs, bit.ly/2ev5P7c

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NamePembroke, NCCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

For more than a year, the town of Pembroke had no mayor. Challenges stemming from voting irregularities and possible fraud continue long after a disputed November 2015 election and a March 2016 re-do. In the 2015 election, former town councilman Allen Dial won the mayoral post, but following residency challenges by runner-up Greg Cummings, the State Board of Elections ordered a new election be held. Cummings prevailed in that election, but ongoing challenges prevented him from assuming office. In August, four ballots were thrown out for being improperly cast, and Cummings is still ahead in the vote tally. Pembroke's recent electoral history is colorful to say the least, having had to re-do an election in 2014 as well.

Source: bit.ly/2fmbefO, bit.ly/2eGKxAY, bit.ly/2fjDC4o

StateNorth CarolinaYear2015NamePasco ParkerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Pasco Parker, a 63-year-old Tennessee resident, admitted to voting in three states during the 2012 federal election. He mailed an absentee ballot to both Florida and North Carolina, and he voted in person in Tennessee. Upon pleading guilty to felony voting fraud and felony voter registration, Parker was sentenced to between six and 17 months of jail time, and was ordered to complete 48 hours of community service. The sentence was later suspended in favor of 24 months of supervised probation, and $940 in fees, fines, and court costs. This case was brought to the attention of election officials by a North Carolina volunteer voting watchdog group, The Voting Integrity Project.

Source: bit.ly/2f1OCAp, bit.ly/2fgSqkb

StateNorth CarolinaYear2015NameSamuel Walter Sylvester IVCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Samuel Walter Sylvester IV pleaded guilty in Cumberland County to voting as a convicted felon. Sylvester was on probation in Wake County following his conviction for felony speeding to avoid arrest. In November, 2014, Sylvester illegally voted in violation of North Carolina law, which bars convicted felons from voting until their rights are restored. Sylvester was sentenced to six months' probation and ordered to complete 48 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2p4NG5l, bit.ly/2ox4ByE, bit.ly/2piZnDT

StateNorth CarolinaYear2014NameVerna RoehmCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

When her husband passed away, Verna Roehm decided to honor his last request--to vote for Mitt Romney in the 2012 election. Months after his death, Mrs. Roehm filled out and submitted an absentee ballot in her husband's name. The illegal vote was caught after the election during an audit by election officials; when confronted about the irregularity, Mrs. Roehm admitted to casting the vote. Recognizing the unusual circumstances of the case, the judge convicted Roehm of a misdemeanor rather than a felony. She received no jail time.

Source: on.wsoctv.com/2sUOZmT, bit.ly/2fjje0Z, bit.ly/2e8vyUf

StateNorth CarolinaYear2014NamePembroke, NCCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

At least 30 fraudulent votes were cast in the November 2013 elections, prompting the town to re-do the election. As of April 2014, an ongoing investigation into fraudulent activity has revealed votes cast by non-residents and the use of improper ID to verify residency for the election.

Source: bit.ly/2u6OOcd

StateNorth CarolinaYear2012NameHoratio JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Horatio Johnson was charged with felony election fraud for voting in the November 2008 election despite having pleaded guilty in August of that year to a felony drug charge. Prosecutors allowed Johnson to plead guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor obstruction of justice for his ineligible voting. He was given a 120 days' suspended sentence and unsupervised probation. Johnson's attorney argued that his client's case was an example of why North Carolina needed voter ID laws, since without them, "[a]nyone can vote."

Source: bit.ly/2fjjNYC, bit.ly/2e8vR1w, bit.ly/2fmg7FW

StateNorth CarolinaYear2004NameAnita Moore, Valerie Moore, Carlos Hood…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Anita and Valerie Moore, Wayne Shatley, Carlos Hood, and Ross Banner paid people $10 to induce them to register to vote and $25 to induce them to vote for incumbent Caldwell County Sheriff Gary Clark or a straight party ticket for the 2002 election. The Moore sisters pleaded guilty and testified against the others, who were subsequently convicted. A judge sentenced Shatley to the maximum applicable sentence of 33 months in prison due to the "extensive disruption of a government service" that Shatley and his accomplices caused.

Source: bit.ly/2eGMwp2, bit.ly/2fjk0em, bit.ly/2e8yss6

StateNorth CarolinaYear2003NameJoshua WorkmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Joshua Workman, a Canadian citizen who was one of the youngest delegates to the 2000 Republican National Convention, was charged by the Department of Justice with casting ineligible votes during the 2000 and 2002 primary and general elections in Avery County. He made false statements claiming U.S. citizenship in order to vote. As part of a plea agreement, Workman pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge of providing false information to election officials and subsequently returned to Canada.

Source: bit.ly/2e8yss6, bit.ly/2fmg7FW

StateNorth CarolinaYear1986Name41 IndividualsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Project Westvote was a massive investigation by the FBI into endemic vote-buying operations in western North Carolina. The operation netted 41 convictions in counties throughout the western part of the state.

Source: bit.ly/1H42waR, bit.ly/1Fl8F7y

StateNorth DakotaYear2012NameSamuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Ten players on the North Dakota State football team, who had been hired to collect signatures for ballot petitions establishing a conservation fund and legalizing medical marijuana, each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud charges, admitting that rather than gathering signatures, they forged them. Each player was sentenced to 360 days of unsupervised community service, 50 hours of community service, and $325 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2ujxKzf

StateOhioYear2017NameRebecca HammondsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Rebecca Hammonds, of East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of making a false registration and one count of election falsification. While working as a canvasser for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, Hammonds falsely registered voters, including deceased individuals and residents who no longer lived in the community. Hammonds was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2q6I4WK, bit.ly/2piYLhy, bit.ly/2qfb7GI

StateOhioYear2013NameDominique AtkinsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Dominique Atkins pleaded guilty to misdemeanor attempted illegal voting, admitting that she received, filled out, and returned two absentee ballots in the 2010 elections. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the judge suspended her sentence if she agreed to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2f1susg

StateOhioYear2013NameRobert GilchristCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Robert Gilchrist, a former director of the Lorain County Community Action Agency and a Lorain city official, was indicted on four felony counts of illegal voting. Gilchrist used the address of an old apartment to enable him to vote in four elections between November 2009 and May 2011 in a ward in which he did not live. Gilchrist was ordered to enter a one-year diversion program.

Source: bit.ly/2f8x5qi, bit.ly/2e8voMF

StateOhioYear2013NameRussell GlassopCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

During the 2012 election, Russell Glassop obtained and submitted an absentee ballot in the name of his deceased wife. After Glassop pleaded guilty to absentee ballot fraud, the judge sentenced him to a diversion program.

Source: usat.ly/2eVMwEI

StateOhioYear2013NameSister Marguerite KloosCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Sister Marguerite Kloos pleaded guilty and resigned as the Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities for The College of Mount St. Joseph's, after admitting that she cast an absentee ballot in the name of the late Sister Rose Marie Hewitt, who had died one month before the election. She was sentenced to a diversion program.

Source: usat.ly/2fjxrxo

StateOhioYear2013NameVirginia McMillanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Virginia McMillan, a resident of Beavercreek, Ohio, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor falsification after voting twice in the 2012 election by mail before showing up at her polling place on Election Day to vote a second time. She was sentenced 180 days in jail (160 were later suspended), 88 hours of community service, and $250 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2e8tvQ4, bit.ly/2fmkMHK

StateOhioYear2013NameMelowese RichardsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Melowese Richardson, a Cincinnati poll worker, voted twice in the 2012 election, once by absentee and once in person. Not an isolated event, she voted in the names of others--including her comatose sister--in three other elections. Richardson was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison, but was released early.

Source: bit.ly/2foGMAe, bit.ly/2evopfx

StateOhioYear2013NameDebbie TinglerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Debbie Tingler, of Reynoldsburg, pleaded guilty to illegal voting after she voted twice by absentee ballot, once under the name Debbie Tingler and once under Deborah Tingler. She received a suspended sentence of 120 days' imprisonment, fined $200, and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tL4NK1, bit.ly/2sUNYv4, Case No. 12 CR 005249

StateOhioYear2013NameMarian WilsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting

Marian Wilson, from Grove City, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegal voting. Wilson voted twice in the 2010 general election, requesting and submitting two absentee ballots under two different names--Marian Wilson and Marian Toles. She was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2rR4f7Z, bit.ly/2rV9oab

StateOhioYear2013NameTimothy ZureickCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

During a 2012 campaign for the statewide ballot petition on the "Voters First Ohio Amendment," a group associated with the AFL-CIO called Working America hired Timothy Zureick to collect petition signatures. Zureick forged the names of 22 prominent Athens Democrats, including those on the Athens County Board of Elections. The Democrats on the board alerted officials when their signatures appeared on the petitions they were certifying. Zureick entered into a plea agreement that stipulated he serve no prison time, but the judge nevertheless sentenced him to a week in jail to impress upon Zureick the gravity of his actions. The judge also ordered Zureick to pay all court costs within 60 days, and to perform 100 hours of community service within the first 24 months of his community control.

Source: bit.ly/2hKFnFp, bit.ly/2hscVJc

StateOhioYear2012NameHorace CrawfordCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Horace Crawford pleaded guilty to a charge of election falsification after he forged signatures on a petition to enter his name on the 2012 Democrat primary ballot for the 10th congressional district. The Montgomery County Board of Elections determined only seven signatures were valid and disqualified him from running for office. Crawford was sentenced to five years of community control.

Source: bit.ly/2w9QZtg, bit.ly/2wJPiBW (Case #2012 CR 00507)

StateOhioYear2012NameRoshanda F. CroomCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Roshanda F. Croom pleaded guilty to one felony count of prohibited acts relating to petitions or declarations by filing false documents with election authorities. She was sentenced to 18 months on community control.

Source: bit.ly/2tvqb61

StateOhioYear2012NameBrenda GriffinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Brenda Griffin, of Dayton, was convicted of 18 felony charges of election falsifications, filing false petitions, and forging signatures relating to a liquor license ballot initiative. Griffin, the leading petition circulator for the liquor license, turned in 320 petition signatures, despite only 109 signatures being required. The fraud was discovered when the County Board of Elections contacted several supposed signers, who reported they did not sign the petition. Griffin's sentence was reduced from a possible six to 12 months of prison time to five years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fLoAFa

StateOhioYear2012NameRoger SchantzCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Roger Schantz pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal voting. Though registered in South Carolina, he also registered in Ohio and voted in both states in 2008 and 2010. He was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment in an Ohio corrections center, as well one year under community control, and was fined $500.

Source: bit.ly/2uPCfib, bit.ly/2tvprOr

StateOhioYear2011NameJoseph CopijaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Joseph Copija, of Oceanside, California, pleaded guilty to charges of election falsification and complicity to election falsification. He forged signatures on a ballot petition aiming to get a casino initiative on the Ohio ballot in 2008. Copija was sentenced to six months' imprisonment and ordered to pay court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2ygBUXe, bit.ly/2xkyNyt (Case #09CR000368)

StateOhioYear2011NameDeshara M. McKinneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Ballot Petition Fraud

Deshara M. McKinney, of Columbus, pleaded guilty to falsifying signatures on applications for absentee ballots while working as a canvasser in the 2009 ballot initiative to allow casinos in Ohio. McKinney fled the state after her fraud was discovered, and was eventually arrested in Michigan. She was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service. She was also required to pay court costs and the cost of her extradition.

Source: bit.ly/2rVdb7b

StateOhioYear2010NameDeborah RamirezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud, Buying Votes

A California resident was convicted of illegally circulating a ballot petition for USA Consultants in an effort to legalize gambling in Ohio. Furthermore, Ramirez paid Ohio voters to sign their names on empty ballots. Over half the signatures on the petition were invalid. Ramirez was sentenced to 120 days in prison and three years of community control.

Source: bit.ly/2fjJAC8, bit.ly/2fCm2tN

StateOhioYear2009NameTerry BelliCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Terry Belli, of Gahanna, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after he voted twice in the 2008 election. He voted in both Franklin and Fairfield counties. Belli was sentenced to 180 days' imprisonment, which would be suspended if he paid a $1,000 fine within three months.

Source: bit.ly/2u6Spab

StateOhioYear2009NameDonshay Lemar CarterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Donshay Lemar Carter pleaded guilty to one charge of filing a false petition. He was ordered to complete one year of community control.

Source: bit.ly/2tvqb61

StateOhioYear2009NameJowan N. ChristianCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Jowan Christian pleaded guilty to violating Ohio's prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations law. She received a deferred 12-month prison sentence pending completion of 12 months of community control.

Source: bit.ly/2tvqb61

StateOhioYear2009NameBrenda CornwellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Brenda Cornwell, of Hardin County, pleaded guilty to prohibitions related to petitions or declarations, election falsification, and forgery. She was sentenced to three years' community control and ordered to pay a $50 fine, attorney's fees, and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tLqKc0 (Case #CR 20072115)

StateOhioYear2009NameMichele FinneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Michele Finney, of Columbus, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to voter fraud in the 2008 election. Finney had signed her son's absentee ballot and voted herself. She was sentenced to 180 days' imprisonment, which would be suspended if she paid the $1000 fine within three months.

Source: bit.ly/2u6Spab

StateOhioYear2008NameChristine FreshourCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Christine Freshour, of Riverside, pleaded guilty to election fraud. She was ordered to pay court costs and attorney's fees.

Source: bit.ly/2tLgVuN (Case #CR 07 06 0125)

StateOhioYear2009NameDaniel Hausman, Amy Little, and Yolanda…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Daniel Hausman, Amy Little, and Yolanda Hippensteele, who worked for an advocacy group, each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, admitting that they changed their residencies to Ohio and voted on the same day during the early voting period. Ohio law requires that voters be residents of the state for at least 30 days before voting. All three were sentenced to a year's probation, a $1,000 fine and a 60-day suspended jail sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2fCihVi

StateOhioYear2009NameCathy LaMasterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Cathy LaMaster pleaded guilty to attempted false election registration. She filled out an absentee ballot for herself in Franklin County, and filled another out for her daughter in Guernsey County, where she goes to school. LaMaster was fined $1,000 and sentenced to one year on probation with a suspended six-month jail sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2svcXoL, bit.ly/2uPA0v4, bit.ly/2sLyRrJ

StateOhioYear2009NameDarnell NashCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Darnell Nash pleaded guilty to three counts of false registration for filling out voter registration forms under false names and addresses. The 24-year-old Cleveland man registered nine times in 2008 using false names and addresses. Nash was sentenced to six months in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2sUORUq, bit.ly/2foKkTd

StateOhioYear2008NameChristopher HargroveCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Christopher Hargrove pleaded guilty to one charge of voter registration fraud. He also pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony theft offense. He received two suspended nine-month prison sentences and was ordered to complete one year of community control.

Source: bit.ly/2tvqb61, bit.ly/2ubsJcM

StateOhioYear2008NameDanielle PhillipsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Danielle Phillips, of Hardin County, pleaded guilty to voter fraud. She was sentenced to three years' community control and 75 hours' community service, and was ordered to pay a $50 fine, court costs, and attorney's fees.

Source: bit.ly/2tLqKc0 (Case #20072007)

StateOhioYear2008NameJalynn StowersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Jalynn Stowers, of Hardin County, pleaded guilty to one count of prohibitions relating to petitions or declarations, an election fraud charge. She was sentenced to two years of community control and ordered to pay a $50 fine, court costs, and attorney's fees.

Source: bit.ly/2tLqKc0 (Case #20072005)

StateOhioYear2008NameKevin DuffyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Kevin Duffy pleaded guilty to voting early in Ohio, where he was not a resident, in the presidential election. He was sentenced to one year of probation and a $1,000 fine, along with 250 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2e2Fq1N

StateOhioYear2007NameClaudel GilbertCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Claudel Gilbert, a Haitian immigrant, pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2006 elections. Gilbert received a suspended six-month prison sentence, one year probation, and $500 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2e8uMXg

StateOhioYear2007NameJacqueline Maiden and Kathleen DreamerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Following a jury trial, Jacqueline Maiden, the elections coordinator of the Cuyahoga County Elections Board, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer were convicted of negligent misconduct and failure to perform their duties in connection with a 2004 presidential election recount. Each was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment. In an effort to save time, the pair rigged the recount by pre-selecting for review by election officials ballots that they knew would not raise issues. Their efforts did not alter the results of the presidential election.

Source: bit.ly/2evcFcU, bit.ly/2f8vYqJ, bit.ly/2foJVAc

StateOhioYear2007NameKatherine MorrowCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Katherine Morrow, of Jackson, Tennessee, pleaded guilty in Ohio court to two felony counts of election fraud. She was sentenced to five years' community control and ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2vaFS2l (Case #CR 06 11 0231)

StateOhioYear2007NameCharles Worrell and Jerolynn WorrellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Following a jury trial, Charles and Jerolynn Worrell were found guilty of illegal voting for falsely registering and voting. The pair indicated that they lived at a Summit County address where they did not reside. They received a sentence of six months' incarceration, suspended upon completion of one year of community control and other sanctions.

Source: bit.ly/2e8u64g

StateOhioYear2007NameMelissa SparksCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Melissa Sparks, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to three felony charges of election fraud. She was sentenced to five years' community control and fined $250.

Source: bit.ly/2vaFS2l (Case #CR 06 12 0244)

StateOhioYear2007NameAlan SzaboCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Alan Szabo, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of election fraud. He was sentenced to 60 days' imprisonment in the county jail, five years' community control, and was required to pay court costs, attorney's fees, and pay a $250 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2vaFS2l (Case #CR 06 11 0239)

StateOhioYear2007NameRachelle ZimmermanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Rachelle Zimmerman, of Hardin County, pleaded guilty to one county of felony election fraud. She was sentenced to two years' community control and ordered to pay a $50 fine and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tLqKc0 (Case #20072008)

StateOhioYear2005NameChad StatonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Chad Staton pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts for filing false voter registrations in exchange for crack cocaine. Staton allegedly filled out more than 100 forms with names such as Mary Poppins, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Dick Tracy, and George Lopez prior to the 2004 presidential election. He then handed them over to Georgianne Pitts, who worked on behalf of the NAACP National Voter Fund, who turned in the form to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Staton was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment each for six counts of the fifth-degree felony, to be served consecutively, according to court personnel.

Source: bit.ly/2evgdMc

StateOhioYear2000NameCynthia McCloudCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Cynthia McCloud pleaded guilty to two charges of inducing illegal voting and false registration (in an effort to help her friend Jon Saylor become a Fairfield city councilman), and was sentenced to five years of probation, ordered to complete 80 hours of community service, and pay a $2,500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2xj2BxC, bit.ly/2f8w7uc

StateOhioYear2000NameJon SaylorCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jon Saylor ordered absentee ballots sent to the home of a friend, and then filled them out as votes for himself. After winning the seat of the 1st Ward councilman in Fairfield, Ohio, the election results were called into question and an investigation was opened. Saylor was convicted of 29 counts of false registrations, one count of inducing illegal voting, 12 counts of absentee voter's ballot violation, 14 counts of illegal voting, one count of election falsification, and one count of interference with the conduct of an election. He was sentenced to 24 months' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2f8w7uc, bit.ly/2f8whBT

StateOklahomaYear2012NameDarryl CatesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Darryl Cates, of Westville, entered a plea of nolo contendere to charges of false notarization of absentee ballots. The charges stemmed from the 2009 Cave Springs School District election, in which 33 ballots were disputed based on inconsistencies between the signatures on ballot request forms and voter affidavits. All of the contested ballots were notarized by Cates. He was essentially charged with signing the names of two voters on absentee ballots. Following his plea, Cates received a three-year deferred sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2sTO2iz, bit.ly/2tsI98P, bit.ly/2rRcznY

StateOregonYear2013NameDeanna SwensonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeAltering The Vote Count

Deanna Swenson, a Clackamas County elections official, pleaded guilty to official misconduct and unlawfully altering a ballot. Swenson tampered with ballots by filling in blank spots left by the actual voters. Swenson was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and pay $13,000 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2elnT0h

StateOregonYear2012NameLafayette KeatonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Lafayette Keaton pleaded guilty to making false statements to elections officials after using the identities of his deceased son and brother to cast multiple ballots. Keaton was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, fined $5,000, and was placed in a one-year post-prison supervision program.

Source: bit.ly/2eGP6LI

StateOregonYear2006NameDiana ClagettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

During a 2006 ballot measure, Diana Clagett submitted three signature sheets that contained 27 "questionable signatures" that either belonged to unregistered voters or did not match the signatures on voter registration cards. A Multnomah County grand jury indicted Clagett on two counts of making false statements. She subsequently pleaded guilty to one felony count and was placed on probation.

Source: bit.ly/2f1AxoU

StateOregonYear2006NameRicky GraybaelCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Ricky Graybael pleaded guilty to one charge of voting more than once in an election. He was sentenced to 24 months' probation, and was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service and pay $67 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2tLbhbT (Case #06FE0061)

StateOregonYear2006NameLeanne LewisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Leanne Lewis pleaded guilty to being registered and voting in both Columbia County and Washington County during elections in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She was sentenced to 36 months' probation, 40 hours' community service, and fined $857.

Source: bit.ly/2tvo4PL

StateOregonYear2005NameJorge Jesus HosierCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jorge Jesus Hosier was convicted on three counts of making a false statement, and one count of forgery, in relation to an election. Hosier voted despite being ineligible. Hosier was sentenced according to Oregon sentencing guidelines and ordered to pay $1,854 in fines and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tLbhbT (Case #05CR0395), bit.ly/2u7lORv

StateOregonYear2003NameTerence John FinchCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Terence John Finch pleaded guilty to unqualified voting. He voted in Oregon for several years while not a U.S. citizen. He was sentenced to probation, 80 hours' community service, and fined $1,000.

Source: bit.ly/2tvo4PL

StateOregonYear2001NamePaul Frankel and James GurgaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Paul Frankel and his accomplice, James Gurga, used a "bait and switch" technique. They had a fake petition that called for lowering gas taxes which they kept on the top of their clipboards at Lloyd Center Mall in Portland. After people signed it, they would tell them that they had to "verify" their signature by signing all the pages underneath. What the signers didn't know is that they had fooled them into unwittingly signing real petitions. Frankel and Gurga pleaded guilty to fraud charges and election law violations.

Source: bit.ly/2e8yCja, bit.ly/2ell1jS, bit.ly/2tLbhbT (Case #011137476)

StateOregonYear2001NameAsa Steven LargeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Asa Large registered and voted in Wasa and Hood River counties during three elections between 1997_99. He was charged and found guilty of double-voting, a Class C felony. He received 36 months' probation, 250 hours of community service and a $1,328 fine. He was also ordered to take a civics class and send a letter of apology to the editor of The Dalles Chronicle.

Source: bit.ly/2fCmRTc, bit.ly/2foJzJV

StateOregonYear2000NameTerri Louise KobialkaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Terri Kobialka was a University of Oregon student during the 2000 election when she filled out a ballot mailed to her apartment in the name of a former tenant. Kobialka pleaded guilty to falsely signing a ballot, a Class C felony. She was sentenced to 18 months of probation, ordered to complete 120 hours of community service, and fined $500.

Source: bit.ly/2e8vSCw

StatePennsylvaniaYear2016NameCheryl Ali (aka Cheryl Jamison)Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Cheryl Ali, 57, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges: unlawful assistance in voting, and falsely holding the position of an election officer. In the May 2014 primary, Ali voted on behalf of her mother, whom she claimed was ill. In the May 2014 general election, Ali served as machine inspector at a polling place even though she did not live in that division. Ali was sentenced to one year of probation and stripped of her voting rights for the next four years. As part of her plea bargain, the felony charges against her were dismissed.

Source: bit.ly/2f8z2D8, bit.ly/2eGMXiZ

StatePennsylvaniaYear2016NameMyron Cowher, Dmitry KupershmidtCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeAltering The Vote Count

Myron Cowher and Dmitry Kupershmidt were found guilty of attempting to rig a May 2014 election in the private community of Wild Acres Lakes. According to Wild Acres Property Manager Robert Depaolis, Cowher approached him and asked him to provide Cowher with ballots that were due to be mailed to property owners in the community who seldom voted, for the express purpose of filling out those ballots and guaranteeing victory for Cowher's preferred Board of Directors candidates. Depaolis went to the state police, who surveilled a meeting where Depaolis handed over the ballots, catching Cowher in the act of filling out the mail-in ballots. He was arrested and subsequently convicted on 217 counts, including forgery, identity theft, and criminal conspiracy. His accomplice, Kupershmidt, was found guilty on 190 counts. Cohwer received a sentence of between 18 months and four years in a state correctional facility, and was ordered to pay a $10,850 fine. Kuperschmidt's sentencing has been delayed due to a change in attorneys.

Source: bit.ly/2lpcJOx, bit.ly/2lphGqI, bit.ly/2mm85yE

StatePennsylvaniaYear2016NameRobin Trainor, Laura MurtaughCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Robin Trainor, 56, and Laura Murtaugh, 57, were each sentenced to a year of probation and will not be allowed to vote for the next four years after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of election code violations. According to witnesses, Trainor, who was serving as the judge of elections at the polling place (even though she was disqualified from doing so as a public official), went into the voting booth with her husband and told him how to vote. She then stepped out of the voting booth, spoke to Murtaugh (who was serving as the minority elections inspector at the polling place), signed the election register under her 23-year-old son's name, reset the voting machine, returned to the voting booth, and cast a ballot in his name. Trainor pleaded guilty to two charges--failure to perform duty and falsely holding the position of an election officer--and Murtaugh pleaded guilty to failure to perform her duty. As part of their plea bargains, the felony charges against them were dismissed.

Source: bit.ly/2f8z2D8, bit.ly/2eGMXiZ

StatePennsylvaniaYear2015NameEugene GallagherCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Eugene Gallagher pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in connection with the November 2013 election, in which he was a candidate for councilman in the Taylor Borough. He unlawfully persuaded Taylor residents and non-residents to register for absentee ballots in the election using a Taylor address. Gallagher was the top vote-getter in the election and won his first term as councilman. With his guilty plea, Gallagher can no longer hold public office. A judge sentenced him to a maximum of 10 months in jail and two months of house arrest for both his election fraud conviction and a DUI conviction. He was also sentenced to more than five years of court supervision and 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2f8ze5k

StatePennsylvaniaYear2014NameRichard Allan ToneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The former police chief of Harmar Township, pleaded guilty to illegally soliciting absentee ballots to benefit his wife and her running mate in the 2009 Democratic primary for town council. Toney applied for the ballots, and then had them filled out illegally by individuals not expected to be absent on election day. The absentee ballot count flipped the primary results, securing a victory for Mrs. Toney's running mate. During the subsequent FBI investigation, Mr. Toney attempted to prevent witnesses, including two grand jury witnesses, from testifying. Toney was sentenced to three years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fjmt8l, bit.ly/2ueyupQ

StatePennsylvaniaYear2012NameMichael MonaghanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Monaghan pleaded guilty to illegally voting in Pennsylvania.

Source: bit.ly/2uefNTk

StatePennsylvaniaYear2010NameDavid Patrick DuffyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

David Patrick Duffy, of Doylestown, pleaded guilty to forgery, record tampering, and making an unsworn falsification to authorities in relation to falsified voter registrations. He forged numerous individuals' signatures on fraudulent voter registrations. Duffy was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sRMKzK, bit.ly/2suNdsj

StatePennsylvaniaYear2010NameEric Jones, Alexis Givner, and Mario…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Eric Jones, a former ACORN employee, pleaded guilty to a charge of submitting false voter registrations. Meanwhile, fellow Pennsylvania ACORN employees Alexis Givner and Mario Grisom, have also been convicted of registration fraud-related charges. Each was sentenced to two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2foJPIH, bit.ly/2f1urF6

StatePennsylvaniaYear2009NameJemar BarksdaleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

While an employee for ACORN, Jemar Barksdale falsified 18 voter registration cards. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 23 months of house arrest.

Source: bit.ly/2fmisjZ, bit.ly/2fCmwQB

StatePennsylvaniaYear2004NameVictor Bernard PinhoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Victor Pinho pleaded guilty to a third-degree misdemeanor charge of unlawful voting. He had illegally voted in both Philadelphia and Lehigh county.

Source: bit.ly/2sv4UYU

StatePennsylvaniaYear2004NameGeorge Edgar Rheam, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

George Edgar Rheam, Jr. pleaded guilty to two violations of the state Election Code, perjury and false signatures and statements. He was fined and given probation.

Source: bit.ly/2v84TLr

StatePennsylvaniaYear2003NameMark CosentinoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Mark Cosentino pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful voting. Cosentino registered to vote, and voted, in his childhood hometown despite not living there. He was sentenced to six months' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2udWYQb, bit.ly/2u4jgUf

StatePennsylvaniaYear2002NameLinda DerenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Linda Deren pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful voting.

Source: bit.ly/2uefNTk, bit.ly/2uMnMEr

StatePennsylvaniaYear1999NameAustin MurphyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former Congressman Austin Murphy was convicted on one charge of absentee ballot fraud. Murphy forged ballots for senior citizens living in a nursing home, claiming merely to be assisting them in exercising their voting rights. He was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2t0ke47, bit.ly/2ueaBiA, bit.ly/2sL9Zwh

StatePennsylvaniaYear1998NameJames VadellaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

James Vadella, brother of former Carbondale Mayor Joseph Vadella, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, as well as charges of forgery, conspiracy to tamper with public records, tampering with public records, and violations of the election code. Vadella conspired with his brother, Michael, to alter election results in a primary election in which he was a candidate by obtaining and falsely filling out absentee ballots. Vadella was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, followed by home confinement and probation.

Source: bit.ly/2udYp18, bit.ly/2sLU9l0

StatePennsylvaniaYear1998NameJoseph VadellaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Former Carbondale Mayor Joseph Vadella pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit voter fraud and election code violations related to a Pennsylvania district justice race. He was sentenced to serve between three and nine months in jail, to run concurrently with a four-month prison sentence for a related conviction in federal court of preventing a witness from testifying. Following his release, Vadella was subject to home confinement and probation.

Source: bit.ly/2udYp18, bit.ly/2sLU9l0

StatePennsylvaniaYear1998NameMichael VadellaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Michael Vadella, the brother of former Carbondale Mayor Joseph Vadella, pleaded guilty in county court to conspiracy, forgery, tampering with public records, and election law violations. He also pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Michael Vadella conspired with his brother, James, to alter election results in a primary election in which James was a candidate. The pair obtained and falsely filled out absentee ballots. He was sentenced to three months in jail, followed by home confinement and probation.

Source: bit.ly/2udYp18, bit.ly/2sLU9l0

StateSouth CarolinaYear2008NameChristopher CampbellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Mayor Christopher Campbell was convicted of voter fraud, forgery, and official misconduct. Campbell filled out 16 absentee ballots, then found and persuaded voters who had not made it to the polls to cast them in their own names. Campbell was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2uWOI47, bit.ly/2f8yn4u

StateSouth DakotaYear2015NameJanice HoweCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Janice Howe pleaded guilty to a charge of perjury stemming from Howe's 1999 forgery of petition signatures. At the time, Howe indicated she had witnessed voters sign their names to the petition. Though she was formally charged in 2002, she was not arrested until 2015. She received a suspended four-year prison sentence and was given four years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2sVIN1h

StateSouth DakotaYear2015NameClayton G. WalkerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Clayton Walker, a former U.S. Senate candidate, pleaded guilty to one count of offering a false or forged instrument for filing and one count of perjury, both of which are Class 6 felonies. Walker submitted 3,374 signatures on a nominating petition to gain placement on the ballot as an Independent; half of those signatures were subsequently determined to be invalid. After pleading guilty, Walker received two concurrent two-year sentences, with both suspended pending good behavior. Walker was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service with two years of probation and was required to receive a mental health evaluation.

Source: bit.ly/2mmgv9j, bit.ly/2mm84L1, argusne.ws/2l9c4ON

StateSouth DakotaYear2013NameCraig GuymonCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Craig Guymon, of Mitchell, voted twice in a school board election--once in person and once by absentee ballot. He was convicted of voter fraud and sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment. He was later granted a suspension with a one-year probationary period with the chance to clear the felony from his record.

Source: bit.ly/2elmVAT, bit.ly/2fjLId6, bit.ly/2e8zyEc

StateSouth DakotaYear2005NameRudolph VargasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Rudolph Vargas pleaded guilty to voting more than once during the 2004 fall election.

Source: bit.ly/2fL6HX4

StateTennesseeYear2014NameBrenda WoodsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Originally convicted in 2010, Brenda Woods, former Bolivar City Council member, was granted--and lost--a new trial in 2014. Woods drove three ineligible voters (convicted felons) to the polls to vote for her in an election in which she was running for City Council and mayor. Woods received suspended, concurrent two-year terms on each of three counts.

Source: bit.ly/2fmi98Z

StateTennesseeYear2012NameLinda BrewerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Linda Brewer pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting, a Class E felony, and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2elp0wZ, bit.ly/2eGPBW8

StateTennesseeYear2011NameGayle CopelandCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Gayle Lee Copeland, Jr., 54, pleaded guilty to charges including two counts of illegal voting as well as criminal impersonation and food stamp fraud. Copeland received a two-year suspended sentence and supervised probation. Copeland was detected because of new voter ID laws recently passed in Tennessee.

Source: bit.ly/2f8Bnhp, bit.ly/2f1u4dP

StateTennesseeYear2009NameJames Gary NormanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, False Registrations

James Norman, of Loudon County, was found guilty of a Class E felony for illegal voting and registration.

Source: bit.ly/2e8wU1p

StateTennesseeYear2007NameVerline Mayo, Gertrude Otteridge, and…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Verline Mayo, Gertrude Otteridge, and Mary McClatcher pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor voter fraud charges after admitting that, while acting as poll workers, they conspired to cast at least three falsified votes--two of them in the name of deceased voters--as part of a scheme to favor State Senate candidate Ophelia Ford. Ford won the 2005 election by only 13 votes, but the result was thrown out by the Senate citing the fraudulent votes. Mayo received two years' probation, $1,000 in fines and 200 hours of community service. Otteridge and McClatcher were sentenced to one year of probation plus fines and community service.

Source: bit.ly/2tLpBBc, bit.ly/2vaSxlJ

StateTennesseeYear2007NameVancey VoorhiesCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Vancey Voorhies, a former volunteer poll worker, entered a pre-trial diversion program after being indicted on four charges: Illegal Registration/Voting, False Entries, Violation by an Official, and Official Misconduct. Voorhies completed and submitted a ballot for her cousin, in violation of state law.

Source: bit.ly/2f8Bnhp

StateTennesseeYear2005NameHoward Allen Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Howard Allen pleaded guilty to one count of "False Entries" and was sentenced to two years of probation. During his probation, Allen was barred from participating in election activities without the permission of the court.

Source: bit.ly/2f8Bnhp

StateTennesseeYear2005NameMary Lou SimpsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Mary Lou Simpson of Manchester was arrested after the 2004 election for attempting to vote in the name of her deceased sister. Ms. Simpson was spotted by a poll worker who recognized that she had already voted earlier in the day. The facts have been confirmed by the district attorney's office which prosecuted the case. The then 63-year-old woman was convicted of a Class E felony which is punishable by up to two years in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2evh0N2

StateTexasYear2017NameTyron DavisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Tyron Davis, a former constable in Ellis County, Texas, was convicted of six counts of voter fraud for assisting nursing home residents with their mail-in ballots and voter registration applications without identifying his assistance on the ballot. He was also convicted of false identification as a peace officer for having pasted an image of his face onto the body of a peace officer for use on a flier advertising his assistance at the nursing home during his campaign, all before he became an officer. Davis resigned his officer's license to avoid jail time.

Source: bit.ly/2suCVso, bit.ly/2uvrWQN, bit.ly/2tm2NcM

StateTexasYear2017NameJeanene JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Jeanene Johnson pleaded guilty to unlawfully depositing a ballot. Johnson assisted Latunia Thomas, a fellow Harris County poll worker, to unlawfully cast a ballot for her daughter, who was not present. Johnson served one day in jail and was released.

Source: bit.ly/2tvfjFi, bit.ly/2sv75vz

StateTexasYear2017NameLatunia ThomasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Latunia Thomas pleaded guilty to unlawfully depositing a ballot. Thomas forged her daughter's signature and cast a ballot in her name although she was not present at the polls. Thomas was assisted by Jeanene Johnson, both poll workers in Harris County, Texas. Thomas was released after serving one day in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2tvfjFi, bit.ly/2sv75vz

StateTexasYear2017NameNoe OlveraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Noe Olvera pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge. Olvera, a postman, admitted to taking a $1,000 bribe from a paid campaign worker in exchange for a list of the names and addresses of mail-in ballot recipients on his postal route. After a two-year investigation into local voting fraud, hidden camera footage surfaced revealing a uniformed and on-the-job Olvera "negotiating an exchange of money for mail-in voter lists." Olvera was sentenced to serve 18 months in federal prison.

Source: bit.ly/2pm8x4P, bit.ly/2ugM506, bit.ly/2pmlJGE

StateTexasYear2017NameRosa Maria OrtegaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Rosa Maria Ortega, a non-citizen, was found guilty on two counts of voting in the November 2012 general election and the 2014 Republican primary runoff. Ortega claimed she thought she was a citizen and blamed her lack of education for the mix-up, but prosecutors pointed out that Ortega had previously indicated on a drivers license application that she was a non-citizen. A judge sentenced her to eight years' imprisonment, after which she faces the possibility of deportation.

Source: bit.ly/2md3dMU, bit.ly/2kNcL4a, nyti.ms/2lMcoqg

StateTexasYear2016NameGraciela SanchezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Prosecutors charged Graciela Sanchez with four misdemeanor counts of violating election law in an effort to assist Guadalupe Rivera win re-election to the post of Weslaco city commissioner in 2013. Rivera and Sanchez were found to have illegally "assisted" absentee ballot voters. The results of the election were disputed, and a judge determined that 30 ballots had been illegally cast in an election decided by only 16 votes. Sanchez pleaded guilty and received two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2f8AtkT, bit.ly/2f8AtkT

StateTexasYear2016NameGuadalupe RiveraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Guadalupe Rivera, a former Weslaco city commissioner, pleaded guilty to one count of providing illegal "assistance" to a voter by filling out an absentee ballot "in a way other than the way the voter directed or without direction from the voter." The fraud took place during Rivera's 2013 re-election bid, which he won by a scant 16 votes. His challenger sued alleging fraud, and a judge determined that 30 ballots had been illegally cast, enough to alter the outcome of the election. A new election was subsequently held, and Rivera lost. Rivera originally faced 16 election-related charges, 15 of which were dropped as part of his plea deal. He was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fjITJn, bit.ly/2evjfA1, bit.ly/2fjIQNy

StateTexasYear2015NameFrancisco "Frankie" Garcia,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

In the Donna School Board race, four campaign workers participated in a scheme that involved buying votes with cocaine, cash, beer, and cigarettes. All four pleaded guilty; Garcia received an 18-month sentence, and Castaneda received an eight-month sentence with credit for cooperating against her co-defendants.

Source: bit.ly/2e8xPPu, bit.ly/2uesT2u

StateTexasYear2015NameHazel Brionne WoodardCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Hazel Woodard, a Democratic Precinct Chairwoman candidate in Fort Worth, was concerned that her husband would not make it to the polls to vote, so she had her teenage son vote for him. The impersonation went undetected until the husband went to the polls later that day and tried to cast a second ballot in his name. Hazel was indicted for impersonation fraud at the polls, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two years of deferred adjudication probation.

Source: bit.ly/2ell5A2

StateTexasYear2014NameRichard Alan CollierCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Richard Alan Collier pleaded guilty to attempting to vote twice in the November 2012 general election, in both Minnesota and Texas. He requested and submitted absentee ballots in both states. Galveston County officials were alerted to Collier's illegal behavior when they were tipped off about a Facebook post in which Collier admitted to double voting. Collier 's misdemeanor conviction earned him a $4,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2q6PzNq, bit.ly/2oMG7xt

StateTexasYear2014NameCarlos MedranoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Former Dallas County Justice of the Peace, Carlos Medrano, was convicted on one count of illegal voting. A grand jury had indicted him for two counts of soliciting votes of non-resident family members in his election for justice of the peace. He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail, five years on probation, and fined $2,500.

Source: bit.ly/2tvFDz8, bit.ly/2tWBs2i, bit.ly/2sRNq8g

StateTexasYear2014NameBelinda Solis and Veronica SaldivarCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Two campaign workers pleaded guilty in the Southern District of Texas for paying voters to vote in two 2012 elections in Hidalgo County, Texas. In an elaborate vote-buying scheme, Belina Solis and Veronica Saldivar offered "baggies" of cocaine and money in exchange for votes for local and county candidates. After an extensive FBI investigation, they both pleaded guilty to one count of vote-buying.

Source: bit.ly/2fjGqhX, bit.ly/2eGQUnO

StateTexasYear2014NameAdrian Heath, Sybil Doyle, and Roberta…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Election Overturned

Adrian Heath, Sybil Doyle, and Roberta Cook were convicted of voting on a referendum about whether the Woodlands Road Utility District could raise taxes to cover municipal debt, even though none of them were residents in the district. The election results were subsequently overturned. Heath was sentenced to a three-year prison sentence and a fine of $10,000; Cook and Doyle each received three-year prison sentences, five years' probation, and fines of $5,000.

Source: bit.ly/2eGQ1vM, bit.ly/2e8xRXu

StateTexasYear2013NameLorenzo Antonio Almanza, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls, Duplicate Voting

Lorenzo Antonio Almanza, of Progreso, was convicted of voting twice in Progreso's 2009 school board election, once in his own name and once using his incarcerated brother's name. Almanza was sentenced to two years' imprisonment and five years of probation.

Source: abcn.ws/1iAehQh, wapo.st/2sAGUo5, bit.ly/2rCqRoj

StateTexasYear2013NameFermina CastilloCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Fermina Castillo pleaded guilty to one count of illegal felon voting in the 2010 general election. She was sentenced to two years of deferred adjudication and community supervision and was ordered to pay a $100 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2suN2gD

StateTexasYear2013NameMargarita Rangel OzunaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Margarita Rangel Ozuna pleaded no contest to illegally assisting Ricardo Liceaga Alonso in voting in 2010. She prepared his ballot without his direction, and then deposited his carrier envelope without providing the proper information on the envelope. Ozuna received a sentence of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2rCmpGt, bit.ly/2rQM9mq

StateTexasYear2013NameMagdalena Robledo RodriguezCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Magdalena Robledo Rodriguez pleaded guilty to illegal voting for falsely listing an address during the 2010 election in Alton. Rodriguez changed her registration to an address belonging to Jose Picasso, one of the candidates in the Alton mayoral election. Rodriguez was sentenced to deferred adjudication and was ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tsJ7lt, bit.ly/2tt8hk6

StateTexasYear2013NameMartha Estella RodriguezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Martha Estella Rodriguez, of Mission, pleaded guilty to voting in the 2010 election in nearby Alton, despite not living in that city. According to officials, Rodriguez changed her registration to an address belonging to Jose Picasso, one of the candidates in the Alton mayoral election. Records indicated that at least 23 others did the same prior to voting. Rodriguez was sentenced to serve one day in jail, two years of community supervision, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tsWG4B, bit.ly/2tt8hk6

StateTexasYear2013NameSonia Leticis SolisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Sonia Solis pleaded guilty to voting five times under five different names in the 2012 primary runoff election. She committed her fraud using absentee ballots. She was sentenced to six months of home confinement and five years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2tsYMRE, bit.ly/2sVDD5h, bit.ly/2tt4CTg

StateTexasYear2012NameJacob Awuol BaracCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jacob Barac pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges after admitting that he signed a voter application attesting to his citizenship despite his permanent resident status, which made him ineligible to vote. Barac claimed that he had requested the ballot so that his roommate could vote, and then filled it out himself. He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation and 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2e8AUyM

StateTexasYear2012NameGilda HernandezCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Gilda Hernandez pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful assistance, two counts of illegal possession of a ballot, and two counts of failure to provide identifying information while assisting a voter. Hernandez was sentenced to one year of deferred adjudication and a $250 fine.