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State Year Name Type of Case Type of Fraud
StateArizonaYear2020NameRandy Allen JumperCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting

Randy Allen Jumper voted twice in the 2016 general election. He voted by absentee ballot in Arizona and again by absentee ballot in Nevada. He pleaded guilty to attempted illegal voting, a class 6 felony. He was sentenced to two years probation, fined $5,000, and is barred from voting in Arizona.

Source: bit.ly/3hZNpdt, bit.ly/2WCYBDI

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameApril AtilanoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

April Atilano, of Monterey County, pleaded guilty to 6 counts of felony voter fraud for falsifying voter registration forms. Atilano falsified a number of voter registration cards by changing party affiliation and forging signatures. The forms were submitted to the Madera County Registrar of Voters in July 2019. Atilano was sentenced to one year in prison and three years probation.

Source: bit.ly/2yDuzGY

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameNorman HallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Norman Hall, of Los Angeles, participated in scheme to give homeless people on Skid Row cash and cigarettes in exchange for fraudulently signing ballot petition initiatives and filling out voter registration forms. These crimes took place during both the 2016 and 2018 election cycles. Hall was charged with circulating a petition with false names, and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 1 year in county jail, 3 years of probation, and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

Source: nbcnews.to/38eXj4M , bit.ly/2VFtk3f

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameRichard HowardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Ballot Petition Fraud

Richard Howard was involved in a scheme that offered cigarettes and money to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for fake signatures on ballot initiatives and voter registration forms. This resulted in hundreds of fraudulent signatures. He pleaded no contest to one felony count of subscribing a fictitious name, or the name of another to an initiative petition and registration of a fictitious person. He was sentenced to a suspended sentence of three years and three years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/3kUNeSa, bit.ly/314Q6Us

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameJentry JaspersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Jentry Jasperson, of Pacifica, forged signatures for a referendum iniative and paid a $5 fee per signature. She was reported to have forged over 100 signatures, most of which were actual country residents. Peterson was charged with 10 counts of perjury by declaration, 5 counts of identity theft, and 5 counts of signing fictious or forged names to a petition. She pleaded guilty to 2 counts of perjury by declaration, a felony, and was sentenced to 2 years in county jail.

Source: bit.ly/38Zlvtc , bit.ly/32qs5pX , Case no. 18-NF-002566-B

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameLouis WiseCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Ballot Petition Fraud

Louis Wise was involved in a scheme that offered cigarettes and money to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for fake signatures on ballot initiatives and voter registration forms. This resulted in hundreds of fraudulent signatures. He pleaded no contest to one felony count of subscribing a fictitious name, or the name of another to an initiative petition and registration of a fictitious person. He was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 16 months in state prison and three years of formal probation.

Source: bit.ly/3kUNeSa, bit.ly/314Q6Us

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameBradley JaspersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Bradley Jasperson, of Pacifica, forged signatures for a referendum initiative and was paid a $5 fee per signature. He was reported to have forged over 100 signatures, most of which were actual country residents. Peterson was charged with 10 counts of perjury by declaration, 5 counts of identity theft, and 5 counts of signing of fictious or forged name to petition. He pleaded guilty to 2 counts of perjury by declaration, a felony, and was sentenced to 2 years in county jail.

Source: bit.ly/38Zlvtc , bit.ly/32qs5pX, Case no. 18-NF-002566-A

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameChristopher WilliamsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Ballot Petition Fraud

Christopher Williams was involved in a scheme that offered cigarettes and money to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for fake signatures on ballot initiatives and voter registration forms. This resulted in hundreds of fraudulent signatures. He pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names. Williams was sentenced to 3 years’ probation.

Source: bit.ly/3kUNeSa, bit.ly/314Q6Us

StateCaliforniaYear2020NameNickey HuntleyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Ballot Petition Fraud

Nickey Huntley was involved in a scheme that offered cigarettes and money to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for fake signatures on ballot initiatives and voter registration forms. This resulted in hundreds of fraudulent signatures. He pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names. Huntley was sentenced to 3 years’ probation. 

Source: bit.ly/3kUNeSa, bit.ly/314Q6Us

StateLouisianaYear2020NameDelores "Dee" HandyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Delores "Dee" Handy, of Crowley was found guilty of failing to mark a ballot as instructed when assisting an eldery voter, a misdemeanor. She is schedule to be sentenced on September 24, 2020. The potential penalty for this crime is one year imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000, or both.

Source: bit.ly/2FE2F1h

StateNew MexicoYear2020NameDyon HerreraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Dyon Hererra, of Espanola, conspired with Laura Seeds to falsify absentee ballots in support of Seeds' husband's candidacy for mayor in 2016. Hererra forged the signatures of his grandparents on absentee ballots. The candidate that he casted the ballots in favor of won the race by two votes. Herrera was charged with conspiracy to violate the municipal election code of Espanola, a fourth degree felony, and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 18 months probation.

Source: bit.ly/2vrkETH , bit.ly/39jnN6p, Case no. D-117-CR-201800047

StateNew MexicoYear2020NameLaura SeedsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Laura Seeds, of Espanola, conspired with Dyon Herrera to falsify several absentee ballots in favor of Seeds' husband, a city councilman who was running for mayor in 2016. Seeds was charged with two counts of making false statements relative to the municipal election code, one count of conspiracy to violate the municipal election code, and ten counts of possession of another person's absentee ballot. Seeds was found guilty of two counts of making false statements relative to the municipal election code and two counts of possession of another person's absentee ballot, which are all fourth degree felonies. She was sentenced to six months of house arrest, followed by five years of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2VC4Sjo , bit.ly/3csaC5f, Case no. D-117-CR-201800048

StateVirginiaYear2020NameLauren Creekmore PeabodyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Lauren C. Peabody, of Virginia Beach, worked as a campaign staffer for the GOP candidate in the 2nd Congressional District of VA. In that role, she signed off on petition signatures, that she did not witness, to get Shaun Brown, a Democrat, on the ballot as an Independent in order to take away votes from the Democratic nominee (her boss's main opponent). The signatures were forgeries of deceased individuals and former residents. She was charged with two counts of election fraud and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of "willful neglect of election duty." She received a 12-month suspended sentence based on a year of good behavior and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/3cwtb7A

StateWest VirginiaYear2020NameTess Alayna BishopCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Tess Bishop, of Salt Lake City, UT,voted "unlawfully and knowingly" in a Harper's Ferry municipal election where her father, Wayne Bishop, was elected mayor by a margin of 14 votes. Bishop was charged with one count of illegal voting, and pled guilty to the charge. She was sentenced to 3 days of incarceration, that could be served by completing 24 hours of community service, and ordered to pay all court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2voiHqT , bit.ly/2VxoXHw

StateAlabamaYear2019NameElbert MeltonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Elbert Melton, the former mayor of Gordon, illegally notarized two ballots, without witnesses present, during the 2016 election in which he was running for mayor. Melton won that race by only 16 votes. Melton was convicted on two counts of absentee ballot fraud, was removed from office, and was sentenced to serve one year in prison followed by two years of probation.

Source: https://bitly.com/ bit.ly/2SPvL2X, bit.ly/30nEY2m, bit.ly/2TPo3Dt

StateArizonaYear2019NameRichard John GreenfieldCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Richard Greenfield voted twice in the 2016 election. He voted in person in Arizona and again in Nevada. He pleaded guilty to one felony count of Attempted Illegal Voting. He was sentenced to two years’ probation, ordered to complete 100 hours of community restitution, and fined $4,575.

Source: bit.ly/314Poqg, bit.ly/3kUMNr0

StateCaliforniaYear2019NameRichard DavisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Richard Davis, of Pacific Grove, registered four dogs (Pfeiffer, Chantarelle, Rocky, and Cooper) and his deceased father to vote between 2013 and 2018. Davis was charged with voter registration fraud. He pled guilty and was sentenced to three years of probation and 48 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/3cClDB8 , bit.ly/32NCo7Q

StateCaliforniaYear2019NameGustavo Araujo LermaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gustavo Araujo Lerma, a Mexican citizen who resides in Sacramento County, illegally assumed the identity of American citizen Hiram Enrique Velez, and illegally voted repeatedly over two decades. Lerma was convicted in federal court of one count of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false statement on a passport application, and five counts of voting by an alien in a federal election. Lerma, a self-described Republican donor and ardent Trump supporter, now faces up to two years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

Source: bit.ly/323ErD1, bit.ly/2PgcOVR

StateCaliforniaYear2019NameGustavo Araujo LermaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gustavo Araujo Lerma, of Sacramento, is an illegal immigrant from Mexico. After fraudulently assuming the identity of "Hiram Enrique Velez" in 1992, Lerma applied for a US passport under his assumed name and then obtained citizenship for himself and his wife. Thereafter, he and his wife fraudulently voted multiple times in elections. Lerma was charged with aggrevated identity theft, making a false statement on a passport application, and five counts of voting by an alien in federal elections, and was found guilty on all counts. He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2T6Mz3W, bit.ly/3a8enL9

StateMississippiYear2019NameAndrew GrantCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Andrew Grant, a city alderman in Canton, tried to buy at least one person's vote in the 2017 municipal election in which he was running. Grant was charged with four counts of voter fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit voter. Grant pleaded guilty to one conspiracy charge. He was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, which was suspended, and he resigned from office.

Source: bit.ly/2MVSrus, bit.ly/2MeHl4a

StateMississippiYear2019NameCourtney RaineyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Courtney Rainey, school board member, director of human and cultural needs in Canton, and 2019 judicial candidate, engaged in numerous illegal acts during the 2017 municipal election. Among others, she bought votes with cash and gift cards, and then attempted to intimidate one of the voters to stimy the criminal case against her. Rainey faced a litany of charges, including voter fraud, conspiracy, and witness intimidation. Rainey was convicted of voter intimidation and acquited of conspiracy, but a jury failed to deliver a verdict on the voter fraud charge, meaning Rainey likely faces another trial. She will be sentenced in September on the intimidation conviction.

Source: bit.ly/33wa5KT, bit.ly/2OOjkmu

StateMississippiYear2019NameValerie SmithCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Valerie Smith, a former Canton city clerk, falsely attested to witnessing voters swear their applications before her. Smith was charged with 15 felony counts, and pleaded guilty to a charge that she violated voter registration statutes. She was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay a fine and cover the costs of the investigation.

Source: bit.ly/2YH6smU, bit.ly/2KGr4lo

StateMississippiYear2019NameDonnell RobinsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Donnell Robinson, of Canton, illegally reigistered and voted despite being ineligible due to prior criminal convictions. Robinson pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor voter fraud. He was sentenced to one year in county jail, which was suspended, placed on six months' probation, and ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2YH6smU

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameDenslo Allen PaigeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Denslo Allen Paige, of Wake County was found guilty of aiding and abetting voting by an alien. Paige, a volunteer and former election official, was found to have assisted her boyfriend, Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, a non-citizen, to register and vote in the 2016 general election. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two months in prison, one year of probation, and $275 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2CmbtY8

StateNew HampshireYear2019NameRobert BellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Robert Bell, of Atkinson, voted twice in the 2018 midterm election, in Florida and New Hampshire.He was convicted by a jury of duplicate voting in more than one state, a Class B felony, and was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2TsqBaC , bit.ly/2PvFR5m

StateNew HampshireYear2019NameGrace Fleming Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Grace Fleming Jr., a registered Republican of Hampton, cast an absentee ballot in Hampton for the 2016 general election after having already cast an in-person ballot in Belchertown, MA. She was charged with voting in more than one state and pleaded guilty to the Class B felony charge. She was sentenced to a 60-day suspended sentence based on a year of good behavior, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, assessed an additional $240 fee, and lost the right to vote in all future New Hampshire elections.

Source: bit.ly/3budMVj, bit.ly/2S02sZ7

StateNew HampshireYear2019NameSpencer McKinnonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Duplicate Voting

Spencer McKinnon, a student studying at the University of New Hampshire, mailed an absentee ballot to his hometown of Dracut, Massachusetts and then registered to vote in Durham, New Hampshire. His attempt to vote twice in the 2016 election was detected thanks to New Hampshire's participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. McKinnon pleaded guilty to providing a false statement on a voter registration form, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to serve six months in a state correctional facility, but that sentence was suspended on the condition that McKinnon pay a $2,000 fine and complete 200 hours of community service. He was also stripped of his right to vote in New Hampshire.

Source: bit.ly/2MbeC0d, bit.ly/2ZRpweB, bit.ly/2YTChrX

StateNew HampshireYear2019NameCharles Eugene Cartier JrCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Charles Eugene Cartier Jr. knowingly voted twice in the 2016 general election. Cartier pleaded guilty to voting in more than one state, a Class B felony. After voting in Massachusetts, he then voted in his home state of New Hampshire. The was discovered after New Hampshire started participating in the Interstate Crosscheck Program, a multi-state database that compares voter information to identify who is registered in multiple states and who voted more than once. Cartier was given a suspended sentence of 60 days, fined $1,000, assessed an additional penalty of $240, and lost his right to vote in future New Hampshire elections.

Source: bit.ly/35FVr3W

StateNew HampshireYear2019NameJohn S. Fleming Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

John S. Fleming Jr., a registered Republican of Hampton, cast an absentee ballot in Hampton in the 2016 general election after having already cast an in-person ballot in Belchertown, MA for the same election. He was charged with voting in more than one state and pleaded guilty to the Class B felony charge. He was sentenced to a 60 day suspended prison sentence based on a year of good behavior, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, assessed an additional $240 fee, and lost the right to vote in all future New Hampshire elections.

Source: bit.ly/3budMVj, bit.ly/2S02sZ7

StateNew JerseyYear2019NameFrank RaiaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Frank Raia, of Hoboken, acted illegally by attempting to bribe voters with $50 to send in mail-in ballots to support his candidacy for a seat on the Hoboken City Council and a rent-control referendum. Raia was charged with vote-buying and was found guilty following a jury trial. He was sentenced to 3 months in prison, one year of supervised released, and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/32CJ2gV

StateNew YorkYear2019NameVolvy "Zev" Smilowitz Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Volvy Smilowitz, along with Kenneth Nakdiem and Shalom Lamm, conspired to falsely register non-residents to vote in the 2015 village election in Bloomingburg, with the goal of electing board members who would favor their planned housing develoment project. They also bribed some non-residents to vote. To cover their tracks, the cabal created fake leases and decorated apartments to look like people lived in them. Smilowitz pleaded guilty to conspiring to corrupt the electoral process and was sentenced to three months' imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release, as well as a $2,500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/30s5eKh, bit.ly/2CPh9tm

StateOhioYear2019NameReginald Holman Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Reginald Holman, of Plymouth, registered to vote in Ashtabula when he actually lived with his parents in Plymouth. He was running for, and won, a position on the City Council in Ashtabula, a position for which he was ineligible. Holman resigned from his position during the investigation. Holman was charged with two counts of election falsification and one count of false voter registration, and he pled guilty to one count of election falsification. He was sentenced to ninety days in jail, which were suspended, one year of probation, and was assessed a $150 fine, plus court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2KrRcRe

StateOhioYear2019NameYaakov M. SchulmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Yaakov M. Schulman, of Columbus, was found guilty of illegal voting. Schulman was charged with one count of false election registration and one count of illegal voting, and was found gulty of illegal voting, a fourth degree felony, by a jury. He was sentenced to community control (probation) for two years, ordered to complete cognitive behavioral programming, and was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine and $1,812 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2wJ5XeQ , Case no. 17 CR 005021

StateOklahomaYear2019NameCasey VandornCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Casey Vandorn of Washington County, pleaded guilty to one count of voting illegally, a felony. He was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence, a year of probation, and ordered to pay $629 in restitution.

Source: go.aws/34Uhs00

StateOklahomaYear2019NameWilliam Hines Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

William Hines of Washington County, pleaded guilty to one count of voting illegally, a felony. He was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence, a year of probation, and order to pay $994 in restitution.

Source: go.aws/34YAOkM

StateOregonYear2019NameBetty ClarkCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Betty Clark, of Haines, Oregon, voted twice in the 2016 election, in both Washington and Oregon. Clark was temporarily living in Vancouver to help her ailing father when she received and returned a ballot; she filled out a second ballot when she returned home to Oregon. Clark pleaded guilty to a charge of voting when not entitled, and was ordered to pay a $440 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2YHZlKJ

StateOregonYear2019NameJeremy RobbinsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jeremy Robbins, of Portland, voted in both Washington and Oregon during the 2016 election. Robbins contended that he was suffering from kidney issues and did not recall casting two ballots. Robbins pleaded guilty and the judge waived a $440 fine due to his memory loss and expressions of remorse.

Source: bit.ly/2YHZlKJ

StateOregonYear2019NameMichael CruzCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Michael Cruz, of Portland, was suspected of committing voter fraud in the 2016 election. Cruz pled guilty to a reduced charge which resulted in a $1,000 fine and 10 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2YHZlKJ

StateOregonYear2019NameKatie MeyerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Katie Meyer, of Medford, voted twice in 2016, in both Oregon and Colorado. Meyer was a student at a Colorado university, and registered to vote there. She also cast an absentee ballot in her Oregon hometown. She pleaded guilty to a violation and was ordered to pay a $225 fine. Meyer cancelled her Colorado voter registration.

Source: bit.ly/2YHZlKJ

StateOregonYear2019NameMarjory GaleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting

Marjory Gale, of Hood River, voted twice in the 2016 election, once for herself and once for her daughter. Both votes were cast by absentee ballot. Gale pleaded guilty to a violation, and was ordered to pay a $750 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2YHZlKJ

StatePennsylvaniaYear2019NameHarry Sandoe MaxwellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Harry Maxwell, of Delaware County, was charged with absentee ballot fraud. In his confession, Maxwell said that he would pick up "girls" and get them to sign absentee ballots in the names of deceased indivduals. He pleaded guilty to one count of forgery, one count of false use of an absentee ballot, and two counts of criminal conspiracy, and was sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay $500 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/3hk13XH, bit.ly/3hh6BCf

StateTennesseeYear2019NameBrian K. "Wormy" HodgeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Brian "Wormy" Hodge, a reserve deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, conspired with Betty Best to buy votes for Randy White's campaign for sheriff. White narrowly won the race, but was subsequently removed from the post. The pair paid between $20 and $40 per vote. Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes, mainly of absentee ballots. Hodge was sentenced to a five-year probation term and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. The judge waived the associated fine.

Source: on.wbir.com/2YJRz2W, bit.ly/2YGaN9L, bit.ly/33otI7T

StateTexasYear2019NameCharles Nathan JacksonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Charles Nathan Jackson, of Tarrant County, forged the name of a stranger, Mardene Hickerson, on an application for an early voting ballot. Jackson pleaded guilty to providing false information on a voting application, a felony, as part of a plea deal to avoid an enhancement for previous drug and theft offenses. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, and was given credit for time already served.

Source: bit.ly/2YNqBry, bit.ly/2MeoOF9

StateCaliforniaYear2018NameRichard HowardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Richard Howard offered homeless people cash and cigarettes in exchange for forging signatures on official petitions using the names and addresses of actual registered voters, in order to qualify several ballot measures. Howard and several others were arrested during an undercover operation. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2Mmxxpe

StateColoradoYear2018NameNathan ParksCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Nathan Parks pleaded guilty to voting in both Colorado and Washington in the 2016 election. Parks resided and voted in Washington during the November election, but also maintained his Colorado voter registration and used it to cast an absentee ballot there. After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge, Parks was given a 12-month deferred sentence, and was ordered to complete 30 hours of community service and pay courts costs and restitution fees.

Source: bit.ly/2KXN5dq, bit.ly/2nKK72W

StateConnecticutYear2018NameTroy StevensonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Troy Stevenson was convicted of making a false statement on an absentee ballot as well as second degree forgery, both class D felonies. He committed this crime on October 28, 2017, in connection with the November 2017 mayoral election in Stafford. Stevenson was given a three year suspended sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2EXrYKs, bit.ly/2CWpFF5

StateConnecticutYear2018NameBetty ChappellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Betty Chappell was convicted of making a false statement on an absentee ballot as well as second degree forgery, both class D felonies. She committed this crime on October 28, 2017, in connection with the November 2017 mayoral election in Stafford. Chappell received a five year suspended sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2EXrYKs, bit.ly/2CWpFF5

StateFloridaYear2018NameBret WarrenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Bret Warren, of Casselberry, entered a plea of nolo-contendere to two third-degree felony voter fraud charges. Warren's fraud was uncovered when five residents of Altamonte Springs noted they had not received their absentee ballots for the 2016 presidential election. The ballots had nonetheless been returned, and were filled out and signed. Investigators matched fingerprints on the envelope to Warren through a federal database, and DNA obtained from the envelope also matched Warren. Warren was charged with two counts of felony false swearing in connection with voting or elections, and after pleading nolo-contendere was sentenced to 154 days' imprisonment with credit for time served, and ordered to pay $468 in fees and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2Db1jWo, bit.ly/2HQqsLQ (Case No. 2018CF001075A)

StateIllinoisYear2018NameDenise ZwitCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Denise Zwit, assistant to the High School District 128 Superintendant, signed three nomination petitions for school board president Patrick Groody, falsely claiming she was present when voters signed them. Zwit initially faced felony perjury charges, but a plea deal saw those charges reduced to misdemeanor counts of disregard of the election code. Zwit pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year of court supervision, and was ordered to complete 75 hours of public service, pay a $750 fine, and make a $250 donation to the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.

Source: bit.ly/2PcAd6y, trib.in/2BiqLf6

StateIllinoisYear2018NameJanie WalkerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Janie Walker, along with her boyfriend, his father, and his sister, registered to vote using a vacant lot on Jefferson Street in Brooklyn, Illinois. None of them lived in the city. Janie Walker pleaded guilty to forgery and is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

Source: bit.ly/2MPkRU4, bit.ly/2MggG7v, bit.ly/2StXT8f

StateIllinoisYear2018NameMarcello VillaruzCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Marcello Villaruz and his wife Gina claimed to be U.S. citizens when they voted in the 2016 presidential election. Marcello was charged with two felony counts of perjury, but, as part of a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Marcello Villaruz was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine and to complete 20 hours of community service.

Source: trib.in/2zdkpt9, bit.ly/2zfRy7E

StateIllinoisYear2018NameGina VillaruzCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gina Villaruz and her husband Marcello claimed to be U.S. citizens when they voted in the 2016 presidential election. Gina was charged with two felony counts of perjury, but, as part of a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Gina Villaruz was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine and to complete 20 hours of community service.

Source: trib.in/2zdkpt9, bit.ly/2zfRy7E

StateIllinoisYear2018NameJanet PokryfkeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Janet Pokryfke voted twice in the November 2016 election. She entered an Alford. Per her plea agreement, she was convicted of one misdemeanor count of disregarding the election code while two felony double voting charges and one perjury charge were dropped. Pokryfke was sentenced to six months of probation, and was ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2zlhPkP

StateIllinoisYear2018NameYvette YustCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Yvette Yust, a resident of Waukegan, claimed to be a citizen in order to vote in the 2016 presidential election. Yust was charged with two felony counts of perjury, but, as part of a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Yust was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine and to complete 20 hours of community service.

Source: trib.in/2zdkpt9, bit.ly/2zfRy7E

StateIllinoisYear2018NameCalvin Borders, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Calvin Borders, Jr., along with his son, daughter, and his son's girlfriend, registered to vote using a vacant lot on Jefferson Street in Brooklyn, Illinois. None of them lived in the city. After an investigation by the Public Corruption Task Force, he pleaded guilty to perjury in violation of the election code and was sentenced to probation with special conditions.

Source: bit.ly/2MPkRU4, bit.ly/2MggG7v

StateIllinoisYear2018NameJesse JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jesse Johnson was convicted of voting twice in the 2016 primary elections, once for a Republican and once for a Democrat. Johnson, who had previously been convicted on weapons and drug charges, was charged with perjury after the St. Clair County Public Corruption Task Force detected his effort to vote twice. Johnson was convicted and, owing to his prior criminal record, was sentenced to two years in Illinois state prison.

Source: bit.ly/2SonSh8, bit.ly/2Sqf0rz

StateIllinoisYear2018NameThomas RuddCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Thomas Rudd, a former coroner in Lake County, Illinois, was charged with five felony counts of perjury for making false statements on nominating petitions for his 2016 re-election. Rudd signed the petitions, falsely indicating he had been personally present when voters signed them, and later made the same claim under oath. Prosecutors alleged that 15-20 petition signatures were falsified, including one in the name of a person who had been dead for over 10 years. The felony charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal, and Rudd pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor charges of disregard of the election code. He was given 24 months of probation, ordered to pay two $5,000 fines, and was barred from public employment for five years.

Source: trib.in/2MRf3Js, bit.ly/2vLytJc

StateIllinoisYear2018NameCalvin Borders IIICase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Calvin Borders III, along with his father, sister, and girlfriend, registered to vote using a vacant lot on Jefferson Street in Brooklyn, Illinois. None of them lived in the city. Borders III pleaded guilty to perjury and was sentenced to probation with special conditions.

Source: bit.ly/2MPkRU4, bit.ly/2MggG7v

StateIllinoisYear2018NameEllen MauerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

During her 2017 campaign for the High School District 128 board, Ellen Mauer signed four nomination petitions to be placed on the ballot as a candidate, falsely claiming she was present when voters signed them. Mauer initially faced felony perjury charges, but a plea deal saw those charges reduced to misdemeanor counts of disregard of the election code. Mauer pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year of court supervision, and was ordered to complete 75 hours of public service, pay a $750 fine, and make a $250 donation to the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.

Source: bit.ly/2PcAd6y, trib.in/2BiqLf6

StateIllinoisYear2018NameCandice BordersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Candice Borders, along with her father, brother, and her brother's girlfriend, registered to vote using a vacant lot on Jefferson Street in Brooklyn, Illinois. None of them lived in the city. Candace Borders pleaded guilty to forgery and was sentenced to probation with special conditions.

Source: bit.ly/2MPkRU4, bit.ly/2MggG7v

StateMarylandYear2018NameChris StroughCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Chris Strough and her husband, Queensbury Supervisor John Strough, violated state election law while obtaining signatures on a petition to get John Strough on the Conservative Party primary ballot. John Strough, a Democrat, was required by law to have a notary present for each signature he obtained because he was targeting voters outside of his own party. His wife, a notary public, claimed to have witnessed each signature and read the signer an oath to swear. However, investigators determined she actually remained in the car for many signatures and did not interact with voters. As part of a plea deal, Chris Strough pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, was fined $200, and gave up her notary license, while charges against John Strough will be dismissed pending six months of good behavior.

Source: bit.ly/2OGYuRb, bit.ly/2MUgYwW

StateMarylandYear2018NameMichael Nana BaakoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Michael Nana Baako, of Greenland, a non-citizen and therefore an ineligible voter, voted 10 times in federal elections. Baako was charged with four counts of passport fraud, illegally voting by an alien, falsely claiming U.S. citizenship and federal passport fraud charge. He pleaded guilty to a federal passport fraud charge and was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Source: bit.ly/2EkWR8N, Case Number: GC15007564-00

StateMinnesotaYear2018NameJeffrey SpanierCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jeffrey Spanier was convicted of felony gambling charges in 2014, but still completed a Minnesota voter registration form in November 2016, falsely certifying that he was not a felon. He pleaded guilty to a felony count of registering to vote while ineligible, and was sentenced to four years on probation, with a stay of imposition, and ordered to pay $137 in fees.

Source: on.sctimes.com/2GIs1JI

StateMississippiYear2018NameCory Ferreaz Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Cory Ferreaz, of Hattiesburg, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally voting outside his legal district. Ferreaz sought to run for state representative for District 102 in 2017. To run, he filed paperwork attesting to having been a resident of Hattiesburg, part of Forrest County, for two years. However, Ferreaz admitted to voting in Lowndes County in 2015 despite not residing there. He was given a six month suspended sentence, and was ordered to pay court costs, a $200 fine, and a $200 assessment to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund.

Source: hatne.ws/2MvaTKs

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameGuadalupe Espinosa-PenaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, a lawful permanent resident, was assisted by his girlfriend Denslo Allen Paige, a former poll worker, in making a false claim of citizenship and illegal voting. He was found guilty of one count of illegal voting by an alien and was sentenced to one month in prison and a year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2WFZAD5

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameMaria Rufina Castillo-BoswellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Maria Rufina Castillo-Boswell, of the Philippines, pleaded guilty to one count of voting by an alien. She was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. Castillo-Boswell also faced a second charge that she falsely claimed citizenship in order to register to vote, but that charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement. She is awaiting sentencing.

Source: Case No. 7:18-cr-00135-D, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameDora Maybe Damata-RodriguezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dora Maybe Damata-Rodriguez, of Panama, pleaded guilty to one count of voting by an alien. She was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. Damata-Rodriguez also faced a second charge that she falsely claimed citizenship in order to register to vote, but that charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement. She is awaiting sentencing.

Source: Case No. 7:18-cr-00133-FL, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameJuan Francisco Landeros-MirelesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Juan Francisco Landeros-Mireles, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting by an alien. Landeros-Mireles was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. He is awaiting sentencing.

Source: Case No. 5:18-cr-00325-D, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameRoberto Hernandez-CuarentaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Roberto Hernandez-Cuarenta voted in both the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections despite not being a citizen. Hernandez-Cuarenta, a Mexican citizen, was granted a Special Agricultural Worker application in 1992 and had since acquired permanent resident status. He was convicted on two charges of voting by an alien, and was sentenced to time served, which amounted to four months of incarceration.

Source: bit.ly/2znNodA, bit.ly/2zmJVvZ

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameJose Cruz Solano-Rodriguez Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jose Cruz Solano-Rodriguez, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of voting by an alien. He was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. Solano-Rodriguez also faced a second charge that he falsely claimed citizenship in order to register to vote, but that charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement. Solano-Rodriguez was ordered to pay a $100 fine and a $25 special assessment.

Source: Case No. 2:18-cr-00029-BO, bit.ly/2zlXj3J, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2BtQTRZ

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameHyo Suk GeorgeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Hyo Suk George, of Korea, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting by an alien. George was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. He was ordered to pay a $100 fine and a $25 special assessment.

Source: Case No. 7:18-cr-00138-BO, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameRamon Esteban Paez-JerezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ramon Esteban Paez-Jerez, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty to two charges of passport fraud and illegal voting by an alien. Paez-Jerez was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. Following Paez-Jerez's guilty plea, he was sentenced to one year's imprisonment on each charge, to be served concurrently, and three years' probation for each charge, also to be served concurrently. For each charge, he was ordered to pay a $5,500 fine and a $125 special assessment.

Source: Case No. 5:18-cr-00131-FL, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, nyti.ms/2SxyJbL, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameMerious JeanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Merious Jean, of Haiti, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting by an alien. Jean was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. He was ordered to pay a $100 fine and a $25 special assessment.

Source: Case No. 5:18-cr-00327-BO, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameAlessandro CannizzaroCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Alessandro Cannizzaro, of Italy, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting by an alien. Cannizzaro was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. Cannizzaro was ordered to pay a $200 fine and a $10 special assessment.

Source: Case No. 5:18-cr-00328-BO, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameJose Jaime Ramiro-TorresCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jose Jaime Ramiro-Torres, of El Salvador, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting by an alien. Ramiro-Torres was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. He was ordered to pay a $100 fine and a $25 special assessment.

Source: Case No. 2:18-cr-00029-BO, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameDaniel Tadeusz RomanowskiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Daniel Tadeusz Romanowski, of Poland, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting by an alien. Romanowski was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. He is awaiting sentencing.

Source: Case No. 5:18-cr-00326-D, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameDieudonne SoifilsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Dieudonne Soifils, of Haiti, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting by an alien. Soifils was one of nineteen non-citizens prosecuted in the Eastern District of North Carolina for illegally voting in the 2016 election. Soifils is awaiting sentencing.

Source: Case No. 4:18-cr-00045-FL, bit.ly/2JIuCmd, bit.ly/2zlXj3J

StateNorth DakotaYear2018NameHannan Yassin AboubakerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Hannan Yassin Aboubaker submitted an absentee ballot in Minnesota's Scott County for the 2016 election. She then voted at the Fargo Public Library in North Dakota "since she believed her absentee ballot for Minnesota was null and void." Aboubaker pleaded guilty to voting twice by entering an Alford plea to a Class A misdemeanor election offense. Her sentence was deferred, and she was placed on unsupervised probation for six months, after which the case will be dismissed if she does not violate the term of her probation.

Source: bit.ly/2zcskqt, bit.ly/2DiNXKi

StateNew YorkYear2018NameBert GoldfingerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Bert Goldfinger voted twice in the 2013 general election - by absentee ballot in Columbia County, and in person in New York City. At the time, Goldfinger was a dentist in New York who maintained a summer home in Columbia County. Goldfinger initially faced two felony charges for knowingly filing a false instrument and illegal voting, but as part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Goldfinger was ordered to pay a fine and surcharge of $225 and complete 20 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2zbBlAk, bit.ly/2zfM5gL

StateOhioYear2018NameKenyron O. GlasgowCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kenyron O. Glasgow, of Columbus, pled guilty to illegal voting. Glasgow was charged with two counts of false election registration and two counts of illegal voting, and pleaded guilty to illegal voting, a fourth degree felony. He was sentenced to community control (probation) for twelve months and was ordered to pay a $200 fine and court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2Vh0h5R , Case no. 17 CR 005020

StateOhioYear2018NameLeslie C. AllenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Leslie C. Allen, of Columbus, was found guilty of attempted illegal voting. Allen was charged with one count of illegal voting, and pleaded guilty to attempted illegal voting, a fifth degree felony. She was sentenced to community control (probation) for twelve months, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $168 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2vc8YE0 , Case no.005022

StateOhioYear2018NameGilbert A. BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Gilbert A. Brown, of Columbus, pled guilty to False Voter Registration in violation of Section 3599.11 of the Ohio Revised Code, a Felony in the Fifth degree. Brown was charged with one count of false election registration and one count of illegal voting, and pleaded guilty to false voter registration. He was sentenced to community control (probation) for twelve months.

Source: bit.ly/32samhO , Case no.17 CR 005023

StateOhioYear2018NameAna MatiasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Ana Matias, of Columbus, pled guilty to False Voter Registration in violation of Section 3599.11 of the Ohio Revised Code, a Felony in the Fifth degree. Matias was charged with three counts of false election registration and two counts of illegal voting, and pleaded guilty to false voter registration. She was sentenced to community control (probation) for two years and was ordered to pay $423 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2SSi16a, Case no. 17 CR 005017

StateOhioYear2018NameJanitha RippeyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Janitha Rippey, of Columbus, pled guilty to False Voter Registration in violation of Section 3599.11 of the Ohio Revised Code, a Felony in the Fifth degree. Rippey was charged with one count of false election registration and one count of illegal voting, and pleaded guilty to false voter registration. She was sentenced to community control (probation) for twelve months and was ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2VdGHaO , Case no. 17 CR 005019

StateOklahomaYear2018NameRonald HenryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ronald Henry, a 2015 candidate for trustee in Luther, Oklahoma, brought several absentee ballots to be notarized by Mayor Cecilia Taft. It is illegal for a ballot to be notarized without the person signing being present. Ronald Henry entered an Alford plea to the charges and received a five-year deferred sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2pQJdCy, bit.ly/2uAIbAg

StatePennsylvaniaYear2018NameWallace HillCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Wallace Hill, a translator at Philadelphia Poll 43-7, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to perform duty. Hill and three other board members were indicted after allegations of fraud in Philadelphia's 43rd Ward surfaced after the 2017 special election for the statehouse seat for the 197th District. The cabal were accused of, among other things, intimidating voters who did not want to vote for the Democratic candidate. In court, witnesses testified that they were not able to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice. Hill was sentenced to 18 months of probation and was stripped of his right to vote until 2022.

Source: bit.ly/2zbCtUp, bit.ly/2zc7I1A

StatePennsylvaniaYear2018NameThurman GeorgeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Thurman George, a Democrat election-board member and machine inspector at Philadelphia Poll 43-7, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of fraud by an election officer. George and three other board members were indicted after allegations of fraud in Philadelphia's 43rd Ward surfaced after the 2017 special election for the statehouse seat for the 197th District. The cabal were accused of, among other things, intimidating voters who did not want to vote for the Democratic candidate. In court, witnesses testified that they were not able to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice. George was sentenced to five years of probation and was stripped of his right to vote until 2022.

Source: bit.ly/2zcmqpj, cbsloc.al/2zfYBNh

StatePennsylvaniaYear2018NameCalvin MattoxCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Calvin Mattox, a Philadelphia election-board worker, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor "qualification of election officials" charge. Mattox, a Democrat, worked at Poll 43-7 despite not being a resident of the 43rd Ward as required by state law. He and three others were charged following allegations of fraud in a 2017 special election for the statehouse seat for the 197th District. The cabal were accused of, among other things, intimidating voters who did not want to vote for the Democrat candidate. In court, witnesses testified that they were not able to cast ballots for the candidates of their choice. Mattox was sentenced to one year of probation and stripped of his voting rights until 2022.

Source: bit.ly/2zc7I1A, cbsloc.al/2zfYBNh

StateTennesseeYear2018NameBetty BestCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Betty Best, of Monroe County, conspired with Brian "Wormy" Hodge to buy votes for Randy White's campaign for Sheriff. White narrowly won the race, but was subsequently removed from the post. The pair paid between $20 and $40 per vote. Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes, mainly absentee ballots. Best was sentenced to three years of probation.

Source: on.wbir.com/2YJRz2W, bit.ly/2YGaN9L, bit.ly/33otI7T

StateTexasYear2018NameMiguel HernandezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Miguel Hernandez visited an elderly woman shortly before the 2017 Dallas City Council election, collected her blank absentee ballot, filled it out, and forged her signature before mailing it back. Hernandez was the first person arrested as part of a larger voter fraud investigation in the Dallas area, stemming from claims by elderly voters that someone was forging their signatures and the return of nearly 700 mail-in ballots all signed by the same witness using a fake name. Hernandez faced a felony illegal voting charge, but pleaded to a lesser misdemeanor offense of "method of returning marked ballot." He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given credit for time served.

Source: bit.ly/2zaemWj, bit.ly/2zg2yl5

StateTexasYear2018NameRuss CaseyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Russ Casey, a Texas Justice of the Peace, submitted false signatures in order to ensure his place on the Republican primary ballot during his 2018 reelection campaign. Casey withdrew and resigned following the revelation that he had falsified multiple petition signatures and falsely attested to having witnessed the signatures. Casey pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with a government record, and received a suspended two-year prison sentence and five years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2zcdz74

StateTexasYear2018NameRosita FloresCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Rosita Flores, of Robstown, illegally obtained an elderly voter's mail-ballot, filled it out, and cast the ballot without the permission of the voter. Flores pleaded guilty and received a suspended one-year jail sentence, 18 months of probation, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $316 in court costs. She was also ordered to complete 60 hours of community service and spend 10 consecutive Saturdays in the San Patricio County Jail.

Source: bit.ly/2zcAEGS

StateTexasYear2018NameLaura Janeth GarzaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Laura Janeth Garza, a Mexican citizen, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of voter impersonation and ineligible voting. Garza stole the identity of her cousin, a US citizen, in order to remain in the United States, and used it to register and vote in multiple elections, including the 2016 presidential election. Garza received a probated 10-year prison sentence, 180 days in jail, and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. After her jail term is completed, Garza will be deported.

Source: bit.ly/2zrZ9QD, bit.ly/2zj96zG

StateTexasYear2018NameMario Obdulio Orellana Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mario Obdulio Orellana, a 57-year-old Salvadoran national, was indicted in June 2018 by the Department of Justice on federal immigration and voter fraud violations. An investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office in the Eastern District of Texas revealed that Orellana illegally entered the United States in the 1980s, falsified documents to obtain a U.S. birth certificate and social security number, and then used these documents to apply for a U.S. passport and register to vote. His five-count indictment included voter fraud charges related to his voting in the November 2016 election. As part of a plea agreement, Orellana pleaded guilty to making false statements in a U.S. passport application in exchange for the other charges being dropped. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

Source: bit.ly/2Q8u4Zi, bit.ly/2RtzfD8, bit.ly/2zuOBjJ

StateVirginiaYear2018NameCassandra Amber Marie RitterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Cassandra Ritter, a felon convicted on heroin distribution charges, cast a ballot despite being an ineligible voter due to her prior conviction. Ritter pleaded guilty and received a suspended two-year prison sentence and two years of supervised probation.

Source: bit.ly/2zcXldZ

StateVirginiaYear2018NameRichard Douglas DohmenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Richard Douglas Dohmen, of James City County, committed voter fraud when he attempted to cast ballots for both himself and his dead wife in a 2018 state election. Dohmen was charged with forging public records and making false statements on required forms, and pleaded guilty to making false statements on required forms. He was sentenced to 1 year in the penitentiary, 3 years of unsupervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $458 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2J9vAsW, Case Number: CR19028447-00

StateWisconsinYear2018NamePeggy WestCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Peggy West, a former Milwaukee county supervisor, submitted false signatures on a petition to place her on the ballot for the spring 2018 election. According to the complaint filed against her, West forged the signatures of multiple residents within her district, and used a third party to collect other signatures despite the legal requirement that she collect them herself. She later falsely attested to have done so. West pleaded guilty to a charge of election fraud, and was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2zle3b9, bit.ly/2zlln6J, bit.ly/2zpLOYK

StateWest VirginiaYear2018NameJeffrey HartmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jeffrey Hartman, a resident of Westminster, Maryland, illegally registered to vote in both Maryland and Morgan County, West Virginia, and cast ballots in both states nine times since 2006. Hartman pleaded guilty in West Virginia to illegal voting and was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence, was put on probation for one year, and ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2Suajgq, bit.ly/2SrvvU9

StateCaliforniaYear2017NameAshley Drain HamptonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Ashley Drain Hampton falsified her address in order to appear on the ballot for the Manteca Unified school board elections in 2014. Hampton won her race, but resigned several months after charges were filed. In April 2017, a jury found Hampton guilty of charges that included not only multiple counts of election fraud, but also charges of perjury and defrauding the government in an effort to get more public assistance money than she was entitled to receive. In September of 2018, a judge sentenced Hampton to 15 months in jail, five years of probation, and ordered her to complete 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2zhk3lc, bit.ly/2zlifrv, bit.ly/2zmgVof

StateCaliforniaYear2017NameSam FantCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Sam Fant, a former Manteca Unified School District Trustee, pleaded no contest to a felony voter registration fraud charge. During the 2014 election, Fant provided false addresses to two Manteca school board candidates, Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, so they could run despite not meeting residency requirements. Both candidates won, but were ultimately forced to resign and were criminally convicted on election fraud charges. Fant, meanwhile, was sentenced to serve 120 days in county jail and was given five years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2jMIz9B, bit.ly/2hSSo5w

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

StateColoradoYear2017NameSteven CurtisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Steven Curtis, the former head of the Colorado Republican Party, was charged with a misdemeanor election mail-in ballot offense, as well as one count of forgery of a public record. It was revealed through handwriting analysis that Curtis forged his ex-wife's name on her ballot and mailed it in. He was found guilty and sentenced to four years probation and 300 hours of community service.

Source: cbsn.ws/2pOYg0h

StateColoradoYear2017NameSarilu Sosa-SanchezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting

Sarilu Sosa-Sanchez voted twice in the 2013 election, once in her own name and once in the name of her late mother. Sosa-Sanchez pleaded guilty to a felony forgery charge after admitting she forged her late mother's signature on a ballot. Sh also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor double voting charge. Sosa-Sanchez was sentenced to 60 hours of community service, was ordered to pay restitution and court fees, and will help the clerk and recorder's office educate other residents about the consequences of voter fraud.

Source: bit.ly/2jOyaue, bit.ly/2jRx1SR, bit.ly/2jN0MEb

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

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

StateFloridaYear2017NameTomika Curgil Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

While working for People United for Medical Marijuana, Tomika Curgil submitted at least 15 fake voter registrations - using both fake names and names of the deceased - and five voter registrations which she filled out without the voters' consent. When investigators surveilled Curgil during a registration campaign day, she did not leave her house; however, she still submitted several absentee ballots. She was found guilty and given probation.

Source: bit.ly/2pRIEbx, hrld.us/2J4JWc6

StateGeorgiaYear2017NameCharlie Mack WootenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Following an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State's office, it was revealed that Charlie Mack Wooten and his fellow conspirators, "did in fact provide assistance to electors who were not physically disabled or illiterate." He and four other individuals were indicted by a grand jury in May 2016 for election fraud stemming from the November 2012 election. In lieu of going to trial, Wooten plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Source: bit.ly/2GlExzG, bit.ly/2GFInmz, bit.ly/2E5mLuk

StateGeorgiaYear2017NameEvelyn GriffinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Following an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State's office, it was revealed that Evelyn Griffin and her fellow conspirators, "did in fact provide assistance to electors who were not physically disabled or illiterate." She and four other individuals were indicted by a grand jury in May 2016 for election fraud stemming from the November 2012 election. In lieu of going to trial, Griffin plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Source: bit.ly/2GlExzG, bit.ly/2GFInmz, bit.ly/2E5mLuk

StateGeorgiaYear2017NameJames Curtis HicksCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Following an investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State's office, it was revealed that James Curtis Hicks and his fellow conspirators, "did in fact provide assistance to electors who were not physically disabled or illiterate." He and four other individuals were indicted by a grand jury in May 2016 for election fraud stemming from the November 2012 election. In lieu of going to trial, Hicks plead guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Source: bit.ly/2GlExzG, bit.ly/2GFInmz, bit.ly/2E5mLuk

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

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

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

StateIllinoisYear2017NameMiguel Valencia-SandovalCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Miguel Valencia-Sandoval, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, admitted that he paid $50,000 in March 2005 for the birth certificate of a Texas man, Ramiro Guerrero-Vasquez. Using that stolen identity, he resided in Champaign County, IL for the past eleven years. His false identity was discovered when he applied for a U.S. passport in 2012 and made a false statement of U.S. citizenship on the application. Further investigation revealed he similarly made a false claim of citizenship on a voter registration application and voted in elections in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Valencia-Sandoval pleaded guilty to five counts, four of which relate to voting while not a citizen. After spending a year in jail following his apprehension for trying to illegally re-enter the United States, he was sentenced to time served in January 2018. He will be deported back to Mexico.

Source: bit.ly/2pN1ku2, bit.ly/2E4sIba, bit.ly/2lsqXjd, bit.ly/2GFIOxd

StateIndianaYear2017NameMax JudsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Max Judson was convicted of election fraud and witness tampering during the 2014 primary election. While a candidate for city council during the election, he admitted that he solicited someone he knew not to be a resident of the district to cast an absentee ballot. He also admitted that when he realized he was being investigated, he attempted to intervene and deter the voter from communicating with law enforcement. He was sentenced to one year and one day in prison in addition to one year of supervised release and a $500 fine. He was also forced to resign from his seat on the Sullivan County Council.

Source: bit.ly/2Ig65Tv, bit.ly/2GkY9Ec, bit.ly/2E3GsCU, bit.ly/2pL2u9h

StateIndianaYear2017NameJerome KeslerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jerome "J.D." Kesler was living in Illinois from 2010 to 2014, but continued to vote from an Indiana address. Following an investigation by the Indiana State Police, he was charged with two class D felonies for voting outside his precinct of residence. In November of 2017, he entered into a plea deal of a one-year suspended jail sentence and informal probation.

Source: bit.ly/2pNROXd, bit.ly/2J4QmYT, bit.ly/2J4QsQf

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

StateKentuckyYear2017NameKeith JusticeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Keith Justice, of Pikeville, pleaded guilty to four counts of attempting to intimidate an election officer and one count of attempting to interfere with an election. The charges stem from the May 2016 state primary in which Justice, a licensed private investigator employed by Kentucky Senate Democratic Leader Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, falsely identified himself as a state voting inspector to both voters and poll workers, and claimed to be investigating election fraud. On election day, he ordered poll workers to provide written and audio statements, followed voters, and even entered at least one private residence demanding the names of voters the homeowner had driven to the polls. Justice was sentenced to home incarceration for 30 days, was ordered to pay a $500 fine, and was required to surrender his private investigator's license for a year.

Source: bit.ly/2ibx2Az, bit.ly/2ialDRt, bit.ly/2k4XpIE

StateMarylandYear2017NameJohn DoeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

"John Doe," a likely illegal alien whose real name and country of origin remain unknown, stole the identity of Cheyenne Moody Davis, a U.S. citizen, and used it to obtain a driver's license, passport, and Social Security card. He also registered and successfuly voted in the 2016 presidential election. Doe was convicted on two counts of voter fraud, as well as aggravated identity theft and passport and social security fraud. He was sentenced to serve 42 months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2BiDmyW, bsun.md/2PgUAjc

StateMinnesotaYear2017NameMichelle Marie LandsteinerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Michelle Marie Landsteiner forged the signature and voted for a family member during the 2016 Minnesota primary. However, the family member had already registered to vote elsewhere, and her ballot was flagged. Upon review, the voter's signature and the witness's signature looked extremely similar. Landsteiner pled guilty to unlawful voting and was sentenced to one year of probation and nearly $600 in fees. A 90-day jail sentence will be waived after completing her probation.

Source: bit.ly/2zX8lyk, bit.ly/2BauC9T

StateMissouriYear2017NameKevin Kunlay Williams (a.k.a. Kunlay…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Kevin Williams, a Nigerian citizen and an illegal immigrant, voted in both the 2012 and 2016 elections illegally in St. Louis, Missouri and also committed tax refund fraud in the amount of $12 million from a scheme using stolen school public employee IDs, among other nefarious actions. He had been deported in 1995 but illegally reentered into the United States in 1999. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 6 _ years (78 months) in prison for voting fraudulently and other crimes including mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and illegally re-entering the United States. In addition to his prison sentence, he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $889,712 to the Internal Revenue Service. He also faces deportation.

Source: bit.ly/2E4UG6s, bit.ly/2GU4mE2

StateMissouriYear2017NameLeonardo Lleras-RodriguezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Leonardo Lleras-Rodriguez, a Cuban national who lives in Kansas City, MO was indicted and pleaded guilty to separate federal charges of casting a fraudulent election ballot and aiding and assisting the preparation of false income tax returns. Lleras-Rodriguez, a non-citizen, voted illegally in six elections between 2010 and 2014. Additionally, he prepared three fraudulent tax returns in 2014 and another 45 fraudulent returns between 2012-2014, defrauding the United States an estimated $134,898. He is awaiting sentencing.

Source: bit.ly/2GTAh7x, bit.ly/2J5wpRl

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

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 CarolinaYear2017NameRobert Lee YoungbloodCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Robert Lee Youngblood, the former President of the Randolph County Tea Party, submitted a mail-in ballot in the 2014 primary, where he was running for a seat on the county board of education. He then voted again at the polls on the first day of early voting. He pleaded guilty to charges of voter fraud. Mr. Youngblood was sentenced to two days in jail to be followed by 18 months of unsupervised probation and was fined $750.

Source: bit.ly/2GikUbx

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

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

StateNew HampshireYear2017NameDon LeemanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Don Leeman, a former state Representative, was charged with bribery and witness tampering charges. The charges were filed after an investigation into the location of Mr. Leeman's home, which was outside of the district he was representing. This is not permissible under New Hampshire law. Leeman agreed to a plea deal that only required him to plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge. He was issued a deferred $1,200 fine and was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2zV0p0P

StateNew JerseyYear2017NameMelvin HowellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Melvin Howell, of Asbury Park, pleaded guilty to a fourth degree felony charge after she filled out applications for nonexistent voters in a local school board election. According to the Union County Clerk, at least 54 ballots were tainted with irregularities. Howell was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2hGG3Bc, bit.ly/2hEWttK

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

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

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

StateOhioYear2017NameAwais JamilCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Awais Jamil, of Roseville, registered and voted in Muskingum County in the 2016 general election despite not being a U.S. citizen. Jamil, an immigrant from Pakistan, initially indicated in documents submitted to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles that he was not a U.S. citizen. The state nevertheless sent him a voter registration packet, at which point he falsely identified himself as a citizen in order to register. He pleaded guilty to illegal voting, a fourth-degree felony, and was sentenced to one year of probation, with an underlying sentence of 14 months in prison. Jamil now faces possible deportation as a result of his felony conviction.

Source: ohne.ws/2i9s33o, ohne.ws/2iaA87C

StateOhioYear2017NameKonstantinos MouzosCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Konstantinos Mouzos pleaded guilty to illegally voting in the 2016 election without being a U.S. citizen. He was sentenced to one year probation following a reduction in charges from one count of illegal voting, a felony, to a misdemeanor of attempted illegal voting. This illegal conduct was uncovered during an annual review by the Ohio Secretary of State of the state's voter registration database in order to identify non-citizens who are registered to vote by comparing information with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The Secretary of State's office identified 426 non-citizens who were registered to vote in 2016; 82 of these individuals appear to have voted and have been referred to law enforcement authorities.

Source: bit.ly/2GmFPGo, bit.ly/2GhLAJD

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

StateTexasYear2017NameCrystal MasonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Rendon, Texas native Crystal Mason voted in the 2016 election despite being a convicted felon. At the time, Mason was out on supervised release following three years' imprisonment on federal tax fraud charges. She claimed she was unaware of her ineligibility, despite signing an affidavit signifying she was not a felon prior to casting a provisional ballot. Mason decided to forego a jury trial, and a judge sentenced her to a five-year prison term for her illegal vote.

Source: bit.ly/2GVJoae, wapo.st/2GUBY74

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

StateVirginiaYear2017NameVafalay MassaquoiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Vafalay Massaquoi pleaded guilty to one count of falsifying voter registration applications and two counts of forging a public record. While working for New Virginia Majority, a liberal advocacy group, Massaquoi filed voter applications for completely made-up Alexandria residents. An Alexandria official noticed the voter applications were all filled out in the same handwriting and turned the documents over to the authorities. Massaquoi was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for each count. His sentences were set to run concurrently and will be suspended pending his good behavior. He was also sentenced to 500 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2l0Lqqp, wapo.st/2lpZBsz

StateVirginiaYear2017NameAndrew J. SpielesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Andrew Spieles pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his submission of eighteen fraudulent voter registrations in connection with the 2016 presidential election. While working for Harrisonburg Votes, a voter registration organization affiliated with the Democratic Party, Spieles falsified voter registration information. In some cases, he registered deceased individuals. In others, he fabricated information about residents so he could submit applications without their approval. Spieles was sentenced to 100 days' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2tvkmFA, bit.ly/2svc9Qo, bit.ly/2uPu7hy

StateWisconsinYear2017NameMark FischerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mark Fischer pleaded guilty to election fraud after voting in the 2016 presidential primary and general election despite being on probation for a felony drunken driving offense - his fifth or sixth offense of this nature. Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez sentenced Fisher to pay a $1,158 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2Ac6VzW

StateWisconsinYear2017NameTroy SchillerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Troy Schiller pleaded guilty to voting twice in the 2016 primary election, once in his hometown of Dexter, and once in nearby Pittsville. He was sentenced to 30 days' incarceration and was fined $500.

Source: wrtnews.co/2lwgwZ4, bit.ly/2lweRmm, wrtnews.co/2m8EvQZ

StateWisconsinYear2017NameJessica SteinkeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jessica Steinke, of Cleveland, pleaded no contest to charges that she voted in the 2016 election despite being a convicted felon and therefore ineligible. She had been convicted in 2014 of bail jumping. Steinke was sentenced to 80 hours of community service, 18 months of probation, and ordered to attend counseling.

Source: htrne.ws/2sAGTAF, bit.ly/2sAL8w3

StateWest VirginiaYear2017NameCarson Lee TuttleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Carson Lee Tuttle voted by absentee ballot in Cabell County, West Virginia, and in person in Franklin County, Ohio, in the 2016 general election. Tuttle's duplicate voting was detected during a crosscheck of voting records by the Ohio Secretary of State. Tuttle admitted to an investigator that he had voted twice and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor illegal voting charge. He was fined $100 and ordered to pay $160.25 in court costs.

Source: http://thf-legal.s3.amazonaws.com/Carson%20Tuttle%20Voter%20Fraud%20Conviction.pdf

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

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

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

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

StateCaliforniaYear2016NameGustavo Araujo LermaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gustavo Araujo Lerma was charged and found guilty of aggravated identity theft, making a false statement on a passport application, and five counts of voting by an illegal alien in federal elections from 2012-2016 after assuming the identity of Hiram Enrique Velez. Lerma applied for a US passport under his assumed name and obtained citizenship for his wife. Subsequently, he and his wife voted multiple times. Lerma was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. Lerma is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump and supporter of the Republican Party.

Source: bit.ly/2LOkEC9, bit.ly/2PeH80X

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

StateColoradoYear2016NameElsadig Saeed MerghaniCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Elsadig Saeed Merghani pleaded guilty in 2016 to forging signatures on a petition to get two anti-fracking initiatives on the ballot in the 2016 general election. Merghani submitted at least three signatures that were marked as questionable upon review. The environmentalist-backed ballot measures ultimately did not garner sufficient signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Source: bit.ly/2jN0MEb, dpo.st/2jRrWdf

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

StateIllinoisYear2016NameMarvin HershmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Marvin Hershman, of Lake County, voted twice in the 2016 general election. Hershman was charged with two counts of voting more than once and one count of perjury. He took a plea of convenience (nolo contendere) of disregarding election code and was sentenced to four months' imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of $657.

Source: bit.ly/339H2w3, Case Number: 18CF00000538

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StateMinnesotaYear2016NameAlysse Miranda FitzpatrickCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Alysse Miranda Fitzpatrick, of Lake Crystal, voted as a known felon in the 2016 general election. Fitzpatrick was charged with a felony, and pleaded guilty to knowingly voting as an ineligible voter. She was sentenced to 150 days imprisonment, two years of probation, and was ordered to pay $77 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2pDRRHY, Case Number: 07-CR-17-4645

StateMinnesotaYear2016NameAshley Nicole WilliamsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ashley Nicole Williams, of Mankato, voted as an ineligible person by voting as a known felon in the 2016 general election. Williams was charged with a felony, pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor of knowingly voting as an ineligible voter, was sentenced to 91 days' imprisonment followed by one year of probation, and was ordered to complete 3 days of community service and pay $77 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2pDRRHY, Case Number: 07-CR-17-4642

StateMinnesotaYear2016NameTaylor Mitchel SpenceCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Taylor Mitchel Spence, of Winnebago, voted as an ineligible person in the 2016 general election by voting as a known felon. Spence was charged with a felony, pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor of knowingly voting as an ineligible voter, was sentenced to 125 days' imprisonment, and was ordered to pay $77 in court fees.

Source: bit.ly/2pDRRHY, Case Number: 07-CR-17-4644

StateMinnesotaYear2016NameDarrell Leonard WebbCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Darrell Leonard Webb, of St. Cloud, an ineligible voter for voting before completing probation after a felony charge, illegally voted in the 2016 general election. Webb was charged with being an ineligible voter knowingly votes, registration and eligibility of voters-register an ineligible voter and was found guilty. He was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a $215 fine.

Source: bit.ly/357eNzB, Case Number: CR-2012-4134

StateMinnesotaYear2016NameNoah SummersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Noah Summers, of Mankato, an ineligible voter, registered to vote in the 2016 general election. Summers was charged with a felony, and, as part of a plea bargain agreement, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of registering to vote as an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $600 fine.

Source: bit.ly/30MY8hA, Case Number: 07-CR-17-4643

StateMinnesotaYear2016NameLisa Suzanne AndersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lisa Suzanne Anderson, of Starbuck, voted as an ineligible person by voting as a known felon in the 2016 general election. Anderson was charged with a felony, but pleaded guilty to knowingly voting as an ineligible voter, a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 248 days imprisonment and ordered to pay a $50 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2LKy820, Case Number: 61-CR-17-51

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

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

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 CarolinaYear2016NameRoger Adam HerresCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, False Registrations

Roger Herres was indicted on one count of voter registration fraud and one count of voter fraud. Herres cast ballots in two states in the 2012 general election. According to court records, Herres pleaded guilty to the charges.

Source: http://thf-legal.s3.amazonaws.com/Amy%202018/Hoke.pdf

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

StateVirginiaYear2016NameWilliam "Billy" Everett Mills…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

When Billy Mills ran for sheriff in Nelson County, he submitted a candidate qualification form with an address in that county. It was later uncovered that Mills did not live at the address he provided and was not a resident of Nelson County. This was a clear violation of state law that requires all members of government to be residents in the district over which they preside. Mills was originally charged with a Class 5 felony. As part of a plea deal, it was reduced to a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to six month suspended sentence.

Source: bit.ly/2evkZsS

StateVirginiaYear2016NameMary P. TaylorCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Mary P. Taylor was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of "communicating false information to registered voters." Taylor, a critic of the Hampton school board, designed a fake website registered in the name of Ann Stephens Cherry, a candidate for the board, which endorsed incumbent Martha Mugler. On the website, Taylor posted a fake election date that fell one week after the real election. The Judge sentenced Taylor to 100 hours of community service and imposed a $1,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fCnJqY, bit.ly/2fLcSKE

StateWisconsinYear2016NameRobert MonroeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Robert Monroe, identified by prosecutors as the worst multiple-voter in state history, pleaded no contest to charges that he voted more than once in 2011 and 2012. Monroe's record was extensive: he voted twice in the April 2011 Wisconsin Supreme Court election, twice in the 2011 recall election of state Senator Alberta Darling, and five times in Gov. Scott Walker's recall election. He also cast an illegal ballot in the August 2012 primary and voted twice in the 2012 general election. On four of the counts, Monroe received a suspended three-year prison sentence, and will serve up to a year in jail. He also received five years' probation, and was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2eGXURE

StateWisconsinYear2016NameNebi AdemiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Nebi Ademi, 63, a native of Macedonia who resides in Chippewa Falls, successfully cast a ballot in the April 2016 primary election, despite his status as a non-citizen. Ademi filled out a same-day registration, leaving blank the question about his citizenship. District Attorney Steve Gibbs noted that poll workers "should have caught this" and recommended, based on his determination that Ademi had not deliberately broken the law, that the charges against him be changed from election fraud to disorderly conduct. Ademi pleaded no contest. He was ordered to pay $443 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2lwffRw, bit.ly/2lpUgSk

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

StateArizonaYear2015NameMary Patricia GregersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Mary Patricia Gregerson voted twice in the 2012 general election. She voted in Arizona and again in Indiana. She was found guilty of duplicate voting and sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $4,575.

Source: bit.ly/2Ebojsz, bit.ly/314Oiec

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 DakotaYear2015NameAnnette BosworthCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Annette Bosworth, a doctor in Sioux Falls, challenged former Governor Mike Rounds for one of South Dakota's U.S. Senate seats in the 2014 Republican primary. She lost, but upon review of her petition, officials discovered that six of the petitions she submitted to the Secretary of State's office contained discrepancies. Bosworth was out of the country on a medical-aid mission trip in the Philippines when her campaign manager, Mike Davis, collected the signatures and filed them on her behalf. However, South Dakota law requires candidates to personally witness each signature on the circulating petition. Additionally, when she signed off on each of the six petitions, she verified that she had personally witnessed the signatures. She was originally charged with six counts of felony perjury, but the charges were later reduced and she was found guilty of offering false or forged instruments for filing. Bosworth was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and parole.

Source: bit.ly/2ie38eJ, bit.ly/2zyQ0Ez

StateTexasYear2015NameFacunda Garcia Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Following an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office, Facunda Garcia was charged along with five others, for illegal assistance at the polls during the 2012 Democratic primary runoff election. She pleaded guilty to filling out the ballot for a female voter without that voter's direction to do so. Garcia was sentenced to three days in jail, but was given credit for time served; court costs and fees were waived.

Source: bit.ly/2pRIEbx, bit.ly/2pL2B4H

StateTexasYear2015NameTomasa Ramirez ChavezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Following an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office, Tomasa Ramirez Chavez was charged with engaging in election fraud, along with five others during the 2012 Democratic Primary runoff election. She pleaded guilty to illegal "assistance" at the polls and was sentenced to a suspended sentence of six months' jail time and required to complete one year community supervision and to pay a $250 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2pRIEbx, bit.ly/2pL2B4H

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

StateTexasYear2015NameMargarita Rangel OzunaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Following an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office, Margarita Rangel Ozuna was charged with engaging in election fraud, along with five others during the 2012 Democratic Primary runoff election. Ozuna pleaded guilty to charges of fraudulent use of absentee ballots and was sentenced to serve 15 days in Cameron County jail and required to pay a $250 fine. This was the second time that Ozuna was convicted of voter fraud. In 2013, she was convicted of felony voter fraud stemming from the 2010 election.

Source: bit.ly/2E3q99l, bit.ly/2pL2B4H

StateTexasYear2015NameBenito Aranda Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Benito Aranda Jr., who was ineligible to vote due to a prior felony conviction, voted illegally in a 2012 primary election. Aranda pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, probated to 10 years of community supervision.

Source: bit.ly/36Hfmlj, bit.ly/2ITls9V, Case no. 14-0713-904-CR

StateTexasYear2015NameAvery AyersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Avery Ayers, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, forged signatures on a petition for candidacy in the 2014 General Election race in Texas. Ayers pled guilty to one count of third degree felony forgery and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Source: bit.ly/3lGguMv, bit.ly/2ITls9V, Case no. 1476757

StateWisconsinYear2015NameAndrew R. KnoxCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Andrew R. Knox voted in the 2010 election despite his status as a convicted felon. On March 11, 2015, Knox pleaded guilty to misdemeanor falsification of voter registry information. Knox had to pay fines amounting to $379, but received no jail time.

Source: bit.ly/2lpWNfd

StateWisconsinYear2015NameValerie MoranCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Valerie Moran, of Merrimac, pleaded no contest to a charge of illegal voting in the 2014 general election. Moran, a convicted felon, voted despite still being on probation and therefore ineligible to cast a ballot. She was sentenced to 20 days' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2uw5DdF, bit.ly/2uPMdjy

StateWisconsinYear2015NameJohn S. RohdeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Duplicate Voting

John S. Rohde was charged with falsifying statements on voter registration forms after voting twice in the November 2014 election. Rohde cast ballots in the towns of Beaver Dam and Calamus, using the address of a woman who had a no-contact order against him. Rohde was, in fact, living with his sister in the town of Horicon, and claimed that because he had recently moved, he had gone to the wrong polling place, and, after voting there, then had proceeded to the correct one, where he voted again. Rohde was convicted in Dodge County Circuit Court by Judge Brian Pfitzinger and was ordered to pay court costs and serve 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2l9hc5z, bit.ly/2lGDAqb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StateOhioYear2014NameJean GobeilCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jean Gobeil, a Canadian citizen, admitted that he illegally registered to vote while registing his car in Ohio and then voted in the 2012 election. Gobeil was originally charged with illegal voting, but as part of a plea bargain, the charges were reduced to obstruction of justice. He received a 90 day suspended jail sentence.

Source: cin.ci/2new1cE, bit.ly/2k6GVjy

StateOhioYear2014NameBernus CharmontCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Bernus Charmont, a non-citizen, admitted to illegally voting in the 2012 election. As part of a plea bargain, the charges were reduced to falsification. Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz sentenced Charmont to one year of probation and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and court costs.

Source: cin.ci/2new1cE, bit.ly/2k6GVjy

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

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

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

StateVirginiaYear2014NameGregory John BriehlCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gregory John Briehl, of Albemarle, a convicted felon and an ineligible voter, was convicted of making a false statement on his voting records. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay an $86 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2J9vAsW, Case Number: GC15007564-00

StateVirginiaYear2014NameStephen HalesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Stephen Hales, of Albemarle, a convicted felon and an ineligible voter, was convicted of voting in a 2014 state election. Hales plead guilty to charges of providing a false statement on a required form and wrongful voting. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay an $86 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2J9vAsW, Case Number: GC15007564-00

StateWisconsinYear2014NameLeonard K. BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Duplicate Voting

Leonard K. Brown pleaded guilty in 2013 to five felony counts of illegally voting in West Milwaukee when he did not reside there. A jury then found him guilty in January of 2014 of deliberately voting twice in the 2012 presidential election. Brown voted in person on the day of the election and by absentee ballot in a different jurisdiction four days prior. Brown was sentenced to nine months in jail and a $1,750 DNA testing charge.

Source: bit.ly/2e8IKsr, bit.ly/2fjTzaI

StateWisconsinYear2014NameTate HohnsteinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Tate Hohnstein, of Grafton, pleaded guilty to charges of illegal voting. Hohnstein, a convicted felon, voted in Wisconsin's June special election and the November 2012 presidential elections. Hohnstein was sentenced to six days' imprisonment and was ordered to pay $1,173 in court assessments.

Source: bit.ly/2tvlN70, bit.ly/2tNLkec

StateWisconsinYear2014NameTodd MurrayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

During the 2012 presidential election, Todd Murray stopped on his way home from work and voted at a polling place in New Berlin. He then proceeded to travel to his normal polling location in West Allis and cast a second ballot. In a show of the importance of the principle of "one person, one vote" Murray was sentenced to 90 days in jail (with work release privileges) and 18 months of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2fwIO69

StateWyomingYear2014NameDavid KochCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

David Koch, a former news director for KODI News, pleaded guilty to casting illegal votes. Koch, a convicted felon from Alaska, moved to Wyoming, registered to vote, and cast ballots in the 2010 and 2012 elections. He was sentenced to 2_4 years' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2e8LXbs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StateTexasYear2013NameJames Alan JenkinsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

James Alan Jenkins was convicted of illegal voting after he made a false statement on a voter registration application. Specifically, Jenkins designated a Residence Inn as his address so that he, and a group of other individuals, could vote in an election in a district in which he did not live to try to take control of a local utility board. While the trial court initially sentenced Jenkins to 3 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, the Court of Appeals overturned that conviction and remanded the case for retrial. At the retrial, Jenkins pleaded no contest to falsifying data on a registration application and was sentence to 12 months' probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/3lFPgpg, bit.ly/3nvNBTv, bit.ly/2ITls9V , Case no. 12-03-015479-CR

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

StateTexasYear2013NameIsrael GarzaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Israel Garza, who, as a felon, was ineligible to vote in a 2010 Texas municipal election, nonetheless attempted to do so, but was ultimately unsuccessful. He pled guilty to attempted illegal voting and was sentenced to 12 months in prison, 2 years of probation, and a fine of $2,500.

Source: bit.ly/2ITls9V, Case no. 2013-DCR-00957

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

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

StateVirginiaYear2013NameJennifer DerreberyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Jennifer Derrebery, of Bassett, pleaded guilty to felony counts of election fraud and perjury after she produced hundreds of fraudulent signatures on a petition to get Newt Gingrich on the ballot for the Republican presidential nomination. She received a 10-year suspended sentence and five years' probation, and she was required to pay $1,266 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tNyIQA, bit.ly/2tNTKyL, Augusta County Circuit Court, Cases CR13000083-00, CR13000084-00

StateVirginiaYear2013NameBonnie NicholsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Bonnie Nicholson pleaded guilty to forgery and election fraud. Despite being a felon and ineligible to vote, Nicholson registered and then voted in the 2012 election. She was sentenced to five years in prison on each charge, all of which were suspended, and one year of probation on each charge.

Source: bit.ly/2fjoQIw

StateVirginiaYear2013NameAdam WardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Adam Ward, an employee of the Gingrich presidential campaign, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of voter fraud, as well as perjury after admitting that he forged signatures during the drive to get Gingrich on the Virginia primary ballot. Out of 11,000 signatures collected by Ward, 4,000 could not be confirmed.

Source: bit.ly/2fLcig9

StateWisconsinYear2013NameMark S. DemetCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Mark S. Demet, of Racine, pleaded guilty to two counts of election fraud after admitting to forging at least seven names on petitions to recall State Senator Van Wanggaard in 2011 and 2012. Prosecutors dropped seven charges of identity fraud in exchange for the plea, and prosecutors in nearby Kenosha County agreed not to charge Demet for similar election offenses committed there. Demet claimed he was driven by extreme animus towards Republicans that led him to allow his emotions to "run wild" in the "toxic political environment in the state of Wisconsin." Demet was sentenced to pay $2,500 in fines.

Source: bit.ly/2q6EQlX, bit.ly/2qfiTjV, bit.ly/2oKcRXn

StateWisconsinYear2013NameChad GigowskiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Chad Gigowski pleaded guilty to double voting in the 2012 election. Gigowski used an old driver's license to vote in Greenfield on election day, before showing up later in Milwaukee with a Department of Workforce Development letter as proof of his Milwaukee residence. He was sentenced to six months in jail with work release privileges and 2.5 years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2foVcQH

StateWisconsinYear2013NameCaitlin B. HaycockCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Caitlin B. Haycock pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor election fraud charge for signing both of her parents' names to a 2011 petition seeking a recall election for Governor Scott Walker. Compounding the issue, Haycock told the petition circulator, Jenny Wanasek, what she was doing. Wanasek deliberately (and literally) looked the other way so Haycock could commit the fraud. Wanasek later pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the incident. As for Haycock, she was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and was fined $500 as conditions of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2f1LsPz, bit.ly/2e8IKsr

StateWisconsinYear2013NameDeborah A. MehlingCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Deborah A. Mehling was found guilty of a civil violation in a small claims court for signing a petition sheet as a circulator even though her daughter had collected one of the signatures. Mehling was fined $100.

Source: bit.ly/2f1LsPz, bit.ly/2e8IKsr

StateWisconsinYear2013NameBrittany M. RaineyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Brittany M. Rainey pleaded guilty to voting as a felon in the 2012 general election. She had been convicted on a charge of felony child neglect in 2010 but lied about her conviction in order to cast a vote. She was sentenced to 45 days in the Milwaukee County House of Correction.

Source: bit.ly/2f1LsPz, bit.ly/2e8IKsr

StateWisconsinYear2013NameKarl ReineltCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Karl Reinelt, of Pewaukee, pleaded no contest to charges of illegal voting. He had voted despite being ineligible due to a prior felony conviction. He was ordered to pay $795 in court assessments.

Source: bit.ly/2uPU40a, bit.ly/2uvHsw6

StateWisconsinYear2013NameAndrew L. ShepherdCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Andrew Sheperd pleaded guilty to lying to election officials about his past felony record so he could get hired as a special voter registration worker. He was sentenced to 30 days in the Wisconsin House of Correction.

Source: bit.ly/2e8IKsr, bit.ly/2f1LsPz

StateWisconsinYear2013NameRichard AlversonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Richard Alverson pleaded guilty to voting as a felon in the 2012 presidential election. He was sentenced to 18 days in jail and fined $500.

Source: bit.ly/2t9TI3D, bit.ly/2sLaLcF

StateWisconsinYear2013NameJenny WanasekCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Jenny Wanasek was the petition circulator for the recall of Governor Scott Walker who deliberately looked away so that Caitlin B. Haycock could sign her parents' names on the petition. Wanasek pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for failing to cross out the parents' names before turning in the petition. Wanasek was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and was fined $500 as conditions of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2f1LsPz, bit.ly/2e8IKsr

StateWest VirginiaYear2013NameDallas TolerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Dallas Toler, former Mingo County Chief Magistrate, pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. He submitted a voter registration for someone he knew was a convicted felon. He was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2t0eXcR, bit.ly/2uegMmu, bit.ly/2sLwcu3

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

StateAlabamaYear2012NameShelia PritchettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Shelia Pritchett, of Phenix City, was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and two counts of absentee ballot fraud stemming from illegal activity while working for a 2012 candidate for municipal office. Pritchett pleaded guilty to all four counts and was sentenced to 22 months of probation, and fined $2,500. A spokeswoman for the Russell County district attorney confirmed the disposition of this case.

Source: bit.ly/2TpCLAK, bit.ly/2yU6ZlX

StateAlabamaYear2012NameStephanie EliasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Stephanie Elias, of Columbus, was charged with four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of absentee ballot fraud stemming from illegal activity while working for a 2012 candidate for municipal office in Phenix City. Elias pleaded guilty to all eight counts and was sentenced to 22 months of probation, and fined $2,500. A spokeswoman for the Russell County district attorney confirmed confirmed the disposition of this case.

Source: bit.ly/2TpCLAK, bit.ly/2yU6ZlX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

StatePennsylvaniaYear2012NameMichael MonaghanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Monaghan pleaded guilty to illegally voting in Pennsylvania.

Source: bit.ly/2uefNTk

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

StateTexasYear2012NameRolando MedranoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Rolando Medrano pleaded guilty to two counts of felony perjury after lying to a grand jury about the residency of Raquel Medrano, his great-niece. Rolando allowed Raquel to claim his address as her residence so she could illegally vote for another member of the family, Carlos Medrano, for Justice of the Peace. When questioned under oath as part of an investigation into voter fraud in 2010 Democrat primary election, Rolando falsely claimed Raquel was living with him. Four other perjury charges were dropped as part of a plea deal, as were charges against Raquel Medrano. Rolando Medrano was sentenced to four years' imprisonment, which was probated for four years of community supervision and 45 days in jail. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and $219 in court costs.

Source: Case No. 2-11-416 (Information obtained from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas), bit.ly/2EESTsu

StateTexasYear2012NameJose de Jesus CanoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jose de Jesus Cano, of Hildago County, illegally voted in a 2008 School District Election despite being ineligible because of a prior felony conviction. Cano pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting and received a probated 10-year prison sentence, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $313 in court costs.

Source: Case No. 09-090-10115 CR (Information obtained from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas)

StateTexasYear2012NameAngel TrujilloCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Angel Trujillo, of Hildago County, voted in a 2010 Municipal and School District Election despite being despite being ineligible because of a prior felony conviction. Trujillo pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting and received a three year prison sentenced, probated for community supervision, and was ordered to pay a $750 fine.

Source: Case No. CR-1914-12-E (Information obtained from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas)

StateTexasYear2012NameCarlos MedranoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Dallas County Justice of the Peace Carlos Medrano was found guilty of one count of illegal voting for persuading a niece to register to vote using an address where she did not reside. Medrano was sentenced to 180 days' incarceration.

Source: bit.ly/2fLc4p7

StateVirginiaYear2012NameMichael Anthony HarrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Michael Anthony Harris, a convicted felon, pleaded guilty to illegally registering to vote and subsequently voting in the 2008 election. Harris was sentenced to four days in jail.

Source: bit.ly/2xVxZmN, bit.ly/2xlMugi

StateVirginiaYear2012NameFeda MortonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Feda Morton, a former congressional candidate, pleaded guilty to falsifying a campaign document after admitting that she convinced friends to sign a petition to get a favored political candidate on the ballot for a 2011 election. Submitting the signatures for notarization, Morton attested to having personally witnessed the signatures even though she hadn't. Morton was sentenced to probation.

Source: bit.ly/2e8COQ3

StateVirginiaYear2012NameSheila PetersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Sheila Peterson, of Chesterfield County, Virginia, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, a charge that had been reduced from a felony count of making a false statement on an election form. Peterson, a convicted felon, certified that she was eligible to vote on a registration form for the 2008 election. Peterson, who was incarcerated prior to sentencing because of a failed drug test, was sentenced to time served.

Source: bit.ly/2yu3Gkf

StateWisconsinYear2012NameCharles Leo BrandtCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Charles Brandt, of West Allis, pleaded guilty to election fraud for voting multiple times in the April 5, 2012, Wisconsin election. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tmolGd

StateWisconsinYear2012NameYadira ColonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Yadira Colon pleaded guilty to one felony count each of election fraud and falsification of nomination papers. Colon forged signatures on nomination papers for the 2008 election for Pedro Colon (no relation), then a member of the state assembly and now a circuit judge. Yadira Colon also illegally registered and voted in Milwaukee, despite actually living in the city of Oshkosh. Colon was sentenced 20 days' incarceration and given one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/2oK2Sl0, bit.ly/2qflbQi, bit.ly/2oK5sre

StateWisconsinYear2012NameRaphael NunnCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Raphael Nunn of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to charges of illegal voting. He had voted despite the fact that he was ineligible due to a prior felony conviction. Nunn was given a 30-day suspended sentence, 18 months' probation, and was ordered to pay $518 in court assessments.

Source: bit.ly/2tv2f2J

StateWest VirginiaYear2012NameThomas Ramey, Donald Whitten, and Jerry…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Election Overturned

Former Lincoln County Commissioner Thomas Ramey pleaded guilty to lying to federal officers in the midst of their investigation of a massive voter fraud conspiracy. Sheriff Jerry Bowman and County Clerk Donald Whitten also pleaded guilty, admitting that they stuffed ballot boxes with fraudulent ballots and falsified absentee ballots in an effort to rig the 2010 Democratic primary. Whitten won the election, but a judge overturned the election after throwing out 300 fraudulent ballots. Ramey was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment. Bowman was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and a $5,000 fine. Whitten was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release, with a $5,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tQSFaA, bit.ly/2uelNuU, bit.ly/2elljqX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

StateTexasYear2011NameReyna AlmanzaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls, Ineligible Voting

Almanza was charged with illegal voting and voter impersonation in a 2009 school district election. Almanza and one of her sons cast votes at a polling place. Later, Almanza brought her son back to the polls, where he cast a vote in the name of his incarcerated brother. She received a two-year suspended sentence, five years' probation, 90 days in county jail, and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2evjH1j, bit.ly/2fmiN6o, bit.ly/2f8zaT7

StateTexasYear2011NameDelores McMillianCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Delores McMillian, a poll worker in Dallas, pleaded guilty to trying to vote using another person's voter registration information in the 2010 primary election. Another poll worker prevented her from casting a falsified ballot. She was sentenced to one year of probation and was ordered to pay $227 in court costs.

Source: wapo.st/2ujEz3R, bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2011NameRegino Cantu SalinasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Regino Cantu Salinas pleaded guilty to voting illegally in the 2008 primary election. Salinas was a convicted felon and therefore ineligible to vote. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, two years' probation, and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateVirginiaYear2011NameJames HalfadayCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

James Halfaday pleaded guilty to a felony election fraud after admitting that he lied about his residency while running for Charlottesville City Council. Halfaday received a five-year prison sentence, with all but 60 days suspended. He was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2vhFsat, bit.ly/2ujGzc9

StateWisconsinYear2011NameCorrey GradyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Correy Grady of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to illegal voting in the November 2008 election, despite being ineligible due to his felony record. Grady was sentenced to one year's probation and ordered to pay $318 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sRRrK0

StateWisconsinYear2011NameLeon PendletonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Leon Pendleton, of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty to charges of fraudulent registration and illegal voting. Pendleton, a convicted felon, registered and voted despite the fact that he was ineligible. Pendleton was sentenced to 60 days' imprisonment, fined $300, and ordered to pay all court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sLrX5S

StateWisconsinYear2011NameVeronica ToneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Veronica Toney, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting. Toney, a convicted felon, voted despite being ineligible. She was ordered to pay a $1,192 court assessment.

Source: bit.ly/2tNNTNi, bit.ly/2tWP0uz

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StateMissouriYear2010NameTarrell CampbellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Tarrell Campbell pleaded guilty to a federal felony voter fraud charge. He voted early in Illinois, where he was attending Southern Illinois University, and then again on election day in Missouri. He was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $350 in fines and fees. He was also ordered to undergo drug testing and counseling.

Source: bit.ly/2IexB3J

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

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 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

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

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

StateTexasYear2010NameCynthia LopezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Cynthia Lopez, of Live Oak County, pleaded guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud after she unlawfully possessed other voters' absentee ballots in the 2008 primary election. She was sentenced to a 180-day suspended sentence, one year of probation, and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tmmTUh, bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2010NameNorma LopezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Norma Lopez, of Live Oak County, Texas, pleaded guilty to absentee ballot fraud after she unlawfully collected other voters' absentee ballots during the 2008 primary election. She was sentenced to a 180-day suspended jail sentence, one year of probation, and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2010NameRaul Pena, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Raul Pena Jr., Starr County Commissioner, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges that he illegally returned a marked ballot and that he mailed a ballot belonging to another vote. The charges stem from an incident in which Pena delivered 56 ballots to a local post office. Postal officials found it suspicious that Pena possessed so many ballots, yet none were signed by Pena as the law requires of those who assist voters. He was sentenced to six months of community supervision, received a 180 day suspended jail sentence, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2sLaDhA, bit.ly/2tRxZ4k, bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2010NameAlicia Pena PerezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Alicia Pena Perez, a former Freer municipal judge, pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful assistance and four counts of possession of a ballot. During the 2008 primary election, Perez took possession of ballots that did not belong to her and illegally prepared them. She received one year of probation and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2uPKISp, bit.ly/2tvHEeM, bit.ly/2tNPoeD

StateTexasYear2010NameZaida Cantu BuenoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Zaida Cantu Bueno, a politiquera in South Texas, pleaded guilty to absentee ballot fraud. Bueno was involved in vote-harvesting schemes in which she would illegally "assist" voters in filling out absentee ballots. Bueno received a 180-day suspended jail sentence and one year of probation, and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tvfOz3, bit.ly/2uQ6QvV, bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2010NameMario Manuel MedranoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Mario Manuel Medrano, of Hildago County, pleaded guilty to one count of illegally voting in a 2008 school district election despite being a convicted felon. Medrano was sentenced to two years' imprisonment. He was separately convicted on theft and aggravated assault charges, and served his sentence for all convictions concurrently.

Source: Case No. 09-09-10117 CR (Information obtained from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas), bit.ly/2TqfOzP

StateTexasYear2010NameRuben Trevino GarciaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ruben Trevino Garcia pleaded guilty to voting illegally in a 2008 school district election. Garcia was a convicted felon and therefore ineligible to vote. He received a suspended sentence of eight years' imprisonment in a Texas correctional facility, was placed under community supervision for eight years, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateVirginiaYear2010NameBonnie NicholsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Bonnie Nicholson, of Louisa County, Virginia, pleaded guilty to two counts of election fraud in 2010. She illegally registered to vote and cast a ballot in the 2008 presidential election, despite the fact that she was ineligible due to a felony conviction. Nicholson was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment, which was suspended.

Source: bit.ly/2jNTrUh, bit.ly/2hmkRwf

StateVirginiaYear2010NameBernard PaceCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Bernard Pace pleaded guilty to charges of election fraud and forgery. Pace voted in the 2008 election despite being a felon and therefore ineligible. He was sentenced to a five year suspended prison term.

Source: bit.ly/2rCuniK, bit.ly/2tNyMzZ

StateWashingtonYear2010NameJanice WatersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Janice Waters, of Marysville, was convicted of illegal registration in the wrong county, absentee ballot fraud, and illegal double voting in the 2008 general election. Waters submitted a ballot for her son, who was a convicted felon and ineligible to vote. Upon questioning, Waters told the County Sheriff's Office she did not submit her son's ballot and suspected her mail had been intercepted or misdirected. Forensic scientists analyzed Waters' signature with the signature on her son's absentee ballot and concluded she had submitted the form. Waters was sentenced to 20 days in jail; the sentence was later converted to 160 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2fLdcco, bit.ly/2elszmD

StateWisconsinYear2010NameL.B. DeanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

In 2010, L.B. Dean pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Voting by a Disqualified Person. Dean was a felon, having been previously convicted on charges related to the manufacture and distribution of cocaine. He was thus ineligible, but cast a ballot in the 2008 presidential election nonetheless. He was sentenced to serve 60 days in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2ttqcaq, bit.ly/2sAThAG

StateWisconsinYear2010NameTerry KrallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Terry Krall, of Eau Claire, pleaded no contest to a charge of illegal voting. Krall voted in the November 2008 election despite the fact that he was ineligible due to an existing felony record. He was sentenced to five days' imprisonment.

Source: bit.ly/2sLBuKg, bit.ly/2tS31Je

StateWisconsinYear2010NameDavid Lewis and Ramon MartinezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

David Lewis and Ramon Martinez, who were still under supervision for prior felonies, pleaded guilty to one count of voting as a disqualified person for registering and then casting ballots in the 2008 election. Under Wisconsin law, those under felony supervision are ineligible to vote. Lewis was sentenced to 20 days' imprisonment and fined $250. Martinez was sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment and received a $750 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fjAEdG, bit.ly/2f8KfUo

StateWisconsinYear2010NameGlenn SchofieldCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Glenn Schofield of Chippewa Falls pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal voting. Schofield voted in the November 2008 election despite the fact that he was ineligible due to an existing felony record. He received a six-month suspended prison sentence, 18 months' probation, and was ordered to pay a $1,230.25 court assessment.

Source: bit.ly/2tvhDMw, bit.ly/2tS31Je

StateWisconsinYear2010NameFrank Edmund WaltonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

While employed by the Community Voters Project, Frank Edmund Walton registered 70 voters for the 2008 election. Only 16 of those registrations contained accurate information, and at least one contained the information of a deceased voter. He was convicted of one count of falsely procuring voter registrations and sentenced to 52 days in jail and fined $500.

Source: bit.ly/2e8I728

StateWisconsinYear2010NameLouis and Jane KwiatkowskiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The Wisconsin couple was convicted of voting twice, with each casting absentee ballots in elections in the town of Wyocena, where they owned a cabin, before later voting in the city of Blooming Grove. The victor in the Wyocena trustee's race--who also happened to be the Kwiatkowskis' preferred candidate--won by a two-vote margin, prompting the judge to declare that the couple's fraud swung the election. Mr. Kwiatkowski was fined $2,000 and his wife received a $1,500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2fLkwVj

StateWisconsinYear2010NameIrving AndersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Irving Anders of Prairie Du Chien pleaded guilty to a charge of absentee ballot fraud. He was ordered to pay a court assessment of $883.

Source: bit.ly/2tmV0LR, bit.ly/2uPxeWM

StateWisconsinYear2010NameLavelle MorrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lavelle Morris pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Voting by a Disqualified Person. Morris, a felon, was previously convicted of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide and thus ineligible. He nevertheless voted in the 2008 election. Morris was sentenced to serve 90 days in prison.

Source: bit.ly/2ttqcaq, bit.ly/2rVaDpH

StateWisconsinYear2010NameKevin Clancy and Maria MilesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Kevin Clancy and Maria Miles, both employees for ACORN, pleaded guilty to falsely procuring voter registration information after admitting that they submitted multiple voter registration forms for the same individuals. To meet quotas, Clancy admitted he and others also registered themselves multiple times. Clancy received a 10-month prison sentence, but will serve his time consecutively with another sentence he is already serving for an armed robbery.

Source: bit.ly/2fjCH1e

StateWest VirginiaYear2010NameJames SurkampCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

James Surkamp pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized presence in a polling place. Surkamp, while serving as Jefferson County Commissioner, voted twice in a 2009 referendum. He cast his first vote during the early voting period and then attempted to vote again on election day. Surkamp, who subsequently lost his re-election bid in the 2010 Democratic primary, was ordered to write a letter to the Secretary of State admitting his guilt, as well as pay a $100 fine and court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2tNWlJ8, bit.ly/2ttdFUg, bit.ly/2rRpTc7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

StateTexasYear2009NameGuadalupe RiosCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Guadalupe Rios pleaded guilty to eleven counts of illegally possessing a ballot without the voter's consent. She was sentenced to 60 days' house arrest, four years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2009NameElizabeth MartinezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Elizabeth Martinez pleaded guilty to voting illegally in a 2007 municipal election. Martinez, a convicted felon, was ineligible to vote. She was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice corrections facility.

Source: bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2009NamePaulito NiloCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Paulito Nilo pleaded guilty to one count of voting despite being a felon. Nilo cast his illegal vote in the 2008 municipal election. He was sentenced to five years' imprisonment, probated to five years of community supervision. He served one day in jail and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2rCDVKl, bit.ly/2tNFRAs

StateTexasYear2009NameLeland Mac CoffmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Leland Mac Coffman, of Hill County, pleaded guilty to three counts of making "false reports to a peace officer." Coffman revealed the results of a 2007 municipal and school district race prior to polls closing, and then made a false report to a peace officer about his actions. Coffman was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was probated, was given two years of probation, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Source: Case No. M0593-09 (Information obtained from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas)

StateTexasYear2009NameCynthia PenaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Cynthia Pena pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting. Pena, a convicted felon, voted in a 2007 municipal and school election despite being ineligible. She received a suspended 10-year prison sentence, four years of community supervision, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateTexasYear2009NameRaul ReynaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Raul Reyna pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting. Reyna, a convicted felon, voted in a 2007 municipal and school election despite being ineligible. He was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice corrections facility and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2tvHEeM

StateWashingtonYear2009NameSusan RisenhooverCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Susan Risenhoover pleaded guilty to forging the signature of her son (who had moved to Texas) on an absentee ballot and then submitting it in connection with the 2008 election. She was sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

Source: bit.ly/2e8zch1

StateWisconsinYear2009NameLatoya LewisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Latoya Lewis of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to committing election fraud while working for the now-defunct liberal group, ACORN. Lewis admitted that, while trying to hit her registration quotas, she registered the same people multiple times. One such voter indicated he had never registered through Lewis. Lewis received a one-year sentence at the House of Correction, but the judge stayed the sentence. Instead, Lewis was ordered to serve a 90-day sentence, three years of probation, and was barred from working on future voter registration efforts.

Source: bit.ly/2ttqcaq, bit.ly/2sPXdzu

StateWisconsinYear2009NameEndalyn Adams and Adam MucklinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Endalyn Adams, a registration worker, was convicted of falsely procuring voter registration information. To meet her daily registration quota, she made up information on voter registration forms and submitted them. Adam Mucklin, a special registration deputy with the Community Voter Project, was convicted of attempting to register himself to vote even though he was a convicted felon and therefore ineligible. He was also convicted for attempting to lie to the Milwaukee Election Commission. Ms. Adams was sentenced to three years' probation and 75 hours of community service. Mucklin was sentenced to four months in the House of Correction on one count and given a stayed consecutive seven-month sentence and a year of probation on the other count.

Source: bit.ly/2fLjTvf

StateWisconsinYear2009NameStephen WroblewskiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Stephen Wroblewski pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Providing False Information to Obtain an Absentee Ballot. Wroblewski illegally procured a ballot in order to vote in the 2008 election in the name of his wife, a Democrat activist who had recently passed away. He was given a $500 fine.

Source: bit.ly/2ttqcaq, bit.ly/2tNN0Rv

StateWisconsinYear2009NameKendall CrakerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kendall Craker of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to a charge of fraudulent registration. He had registered to vote and voted despite the fact that he was a convicted felon and therefore ineligible. As part of his plea agreement, an illegal voting charge was dropped. Craker was sentenced to 60 days' imprisonment and ordered to pay $113 in court costs.

Source: bit.ly/2sPXdzu, bit.ly/2sLznX2

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

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

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

StateIndianaYear2008