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State Year Name Type of Case Type of Fraud
StateFloridaYear2023NamePhilip Edward FrenchCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Phillip Edward French was charged by the state in Pinellas County with casting more than one ballot in the same election. French cast a ballot in Florida and a ballot in Hanover County, Virginia, in the 2020 presidential election. He entered a pretrial diversion program for a period of 12 months, was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, and assessed fines and fees of $50 per month to the Department of Corrections, $120 in court costs, and $142 to the state attorney and for drug screening.

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StateFloridaYear2023NameHubert JackCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Hubert Jack was charged by the state in Hillsborough County with one count of election voting by an unqualified voter and one count of false swearing. Jack registered and voted in the 2020 General Election.  He was ineligible as a felon with a prior conviction for sexual battery whose right to vote had not been restored. Jack pleaded guilty to both counts and was sentenced to 6 months of probation and assessed $560 in fees, penalties, and court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/47bCTsY , https://herit.ag/44FAyFb

StateFloridaYear2023NameMichael AndersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Anderson was charged by the state in Hillsborough County with one count of election voting by an unqualified voter and one count of false swearing after registering and voting in the 2020 General Election. He was ineligible as a felon with a prior sex offense conviction whose right to vote had not been restored. Anderson pleaded guilty to one count of voting by an unqualified voter. He was sentenced to 6 months of probation, and he was assessed $560 in fees, penalties, and court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/478rdY4 , https://herit.ag/3Oh8O2F

StateFloridaYear2023NameJohn Boyd RiversCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

John Boyd Rivers was charged by the state with one count of submission of false voter registration information and one count of unqualified elector willfully voting in the 2020 general election after registering despite being ineligible as a convicted felon. He was found guilty by a jury of willfully voting as an unqualified elector and acquitted of the other charge. He was sentenced to two years of probation and assessed $671 in court costs; he may perform community service in lieu of costs at the rate of $11 an hour.

Source: https://herit.ag/47aNPaA , https://herit.ag/47aNW60 , https://herit.ag/47c9cbA , https://herit.ag/3KecwJh

StateFloridaYear2023NameXavier Lavell Kevon Artis Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Xavier Lavell Kevon Artis, of Alachua County, was charged by the state with one felony count of submission of false voter registration information after registering to vote and voting as a felon in the 2020 election. Artis registered to vote during a prison voter registration drive organized by Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton, but under Florida law, he was ineligible as a convicted felon whose right to vote had not been restored. Artis pleaded no contest to one felony count of unqualified elector willfully voting. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison (to run concurrently with the sentence from a prior conviction) with credit for 277 days served. He was also assessed $621 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3Y66KB1 , herit.ag/4f5UIOf , herit.ag/4bRWP5r , herit.ag/3LxuE0Z

StateFloridaYear2023NameEugene Lamar FlorenceCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Eugene Florence, a fifteen-time convicted felon, was charged by the state with two felony counts of submitting fraudulent voter registrations in Lee County in and around November 2021. Florence, working for a third-party voter registration organization named Hard Knocks Strategies LLC, knowingly submitted fraudulent voter registration forms with forged signatures for individuals who had not requested the forms and did not know or authorize Florence to fill them out. Although charged with only two fraudulent submissions, an affidavit alleged that 29 fraudulent registrations had been submitted by Florence and five others in Lee County and another 29 suspicious registrations were submitted by employees of the same company in Charlotte County. The organization was fined $46,600 for violations of third-party voter registration laws, including submitting registrations after the deadline, to the wrong county, and from residents of another state. Florence pleaded no contest to the two felony charges, was sentenced to 16 months in prison (to be served concurrently with another sentence he is serving for burglary), and assessed $1,498 in fines and court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3PG32d2 , herit.ag/3PFnfQ9 , herit.ag/3PDLxdi

StateFloridaYear2023NameDerrick Albert RobinsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Derrick Robinson was charged by the state with one felony count of false swearing and one count of unqualified electors willfully voting after voting as a felon in the 2020 General Election in Alachua County. He has multiple felony convictions dating back to 1999, including child molestation, multiple burglaries, and possession of illicit drugs. Robinson pleaded no contest to the charges, was sentenced to 36 months in prison with credit for 25 days time served, and ordered to pay $671 in fines and court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3PDVasc , herit.ag/48ehyQk , herit.ag/3sSjFJx , herit.ag/3RhrkLv

StateFloridaYear2023NameLeroy James RossCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Leroy James Ross Jr was charged by the state in Alachua County with two felony counts of false swearing or submission of false voter registration information and one felony count of unqualified elector willfully voting in the 2020 General Election. Ross was ineligible as a convicted felon whose rights had not been restored; he has 12 felony and 30 misdemeanor convictions. He pleaded nolo contendere (which is treated as a guilty plea) to all counts. Ross was sentenced to 3 years of probation, ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, and assessed $621 in fines and court costs although Ross may perform community service in lieu of court costs at a rate of $11 per hour.

Source: https://herit.ag/3ZDp5US, https://herit.ag/46vrGCw , https://herit.ag/3ZH6MOP, https://herit.ag/3PIU1OW, https://herit.ag/3ZGu9aX

StateFloridaYear2023NameJohn RiderCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

John Rider of the Village of Virginia Trace was charged by the state with casting more than one ballot in an election, a felony, for voting twice in the 2020 General Election in Sumter County. He voted once in person in Florida during early voting and again by absentee ballot in New York. He was sentenced to a pre-trial diversion program where he was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service. Rider was allowed by the court to pay out his community service at the rate of $10 per hour or $500 in total. He was also assessed court fines and costs totaling $400.

Source: herit.ag/3HYG6QS , herit.ag/3IkEoKZ , herit.ag/3K8lxnQ

StateFloridaYear2023NameRobert Rivernider JrCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Robert Rivernider Jr., a Republican Party activist and Donald Trump supporter, was charged by the state in Sumter County with 3 felony counts forgery of public records, fraud in connection with casting a vote, and passing a counterfeit instrument after submitting an absentee ballot that was not his own during the 2020 General Election. Rivernider forged his deceased father's signature on an absentee ballot and mailed it in. The Sumter County Election Supervisor noticed a discrepancy in the signature and found it was similar to Rivernider's own signature. He was convicted by a jury and is awaiting sentencing. 

Source: herit.ag/3RO7qaJ , herit.ag/3tjyntD

StateFloridaYear2023NameKattie Mae McCalisterCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Kattie Mae McCalister was charged by the state in Jackson County with 5 felony counts of submission of false voter information and 5 misdemeanor counts of perjury not in official capacity after submitting fraudulent constitutional amendment petitions. McCalister was employed as a paid petition circulator for which she earned $7,193.36 and was accused of stealing the personal voter information of five individuals to fraudulently submit online petitions to amend Florida's state constitution. McCalister entered a pre-trial diversion program, and her charges were dismissed upon completion of her program. She was also assessed fines, fees, and court costs totaling $3,200.

Source: herit.ag/3yd8duK , herit.ag/3y0V0VX , herit.ag/3S8qSyI , herit.ag/3Y4gls3 , herit.ag/3Y8DFVI

StateFloridaYear2023NameNathan Hart Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Nathan Hart, 49, was charged by the state in Hillsborough County with two felonies, voting as an unqualified voter and false swearing. Hart was a felon whose right to vote had not yet been restored.  He was acquitted by a jury on the charge of illegally voting, but found guilty of lying on his voter registration application. Hart was sentenced to 24 months of probation, 100 hours of community service, and assessed $701 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/41y8dip , https://herit.ag/40yAzIg , https://herit.ag/40vvro1

StateFloridaYear2023NameMichelle StriblingCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, False Registrations

Michelle Stribling was charged by the state in Orange County with one felony count of false affirmation in connection with election and one felony count of voting by unqualified voter after registering and voting in the 2020 general election. Stribling was ineligible to vote since she had been convicted of second-degree murder, and her voting rights cannot be restored under Florida law. She pleaded guilty to the felony charges and was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to pay fines and costs totaling to $518.00.

Source: herit.ag/467NbdE , herit.ag/4bIFvzT , herit.ag/3LxBBik , herit.ag/4bNlbNu , herit.ag/3W8OggT , herit.ag/3WtrlhH

StateFloridaYear2023NameLuis Villaran Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Luis Villaran was charged by the state in Palm Beach County for false affirmation in connection with an election and voting as an unqualified elector. Villaran voted in the 2020 election despite being ineligible since he was a felon and registered sex offender. Villaran pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to 1 day in jail, with credit for time-served, and 6 months of probation. He was assessed $250 in court costs, fees, and surcharges. 

Source: https://herit.ag/41rx5Zf, https://herit.ag/41PFbLD, https://herit.ag/41vJFqm

StateFloridaYear2022NameKelvin BoltonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kelvin Bolton, of Alachua County, was charged by the state with two felony counts of election voting by unqualified voter and one felony count of submission of false voter registration information after voting in the 2020 election. Bolton registered to vote during a prison-voter registration drive organized by Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton, but under Florida law, he was ineligible as a convicted felon whose right to vote had not been restored. He pleaded no contest to one felony count of submission of false voter registration in exchange for dismissal of the other charges and was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment, with credit for 604 days served, and ordered to pay $621 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3Y66KB1 , herit.ag/3WdeQoS , herit.ag/4cP4FhE , herit.ag/4cP4L90

StateFloridaYear2022NameHenry Thomas ShulerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Henry Thomas Shuler, of Alachua County, was charged by the state with one felony count of submission of false voter registration information after registering to vote despite being ineligible to vote in the 2020 election. Shuler registered to vote during a prison voter registration drive organized by Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton, but under Florida law, he was ineligible as a convicted felon whose right to vote had not been restored. He pleaded no contest to one felony count of submission of false voter registration. He was sentenced to serve one year, seven days in prison, with credit for seventeen days served (to run concurrently with a six-year, six-month sentence that was imposed for a prior conviction). He was also ordered to pay $621 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3WcTc4k , herit.ag/3LszVXF , herit.ag/3Sdo5Vc , herit.ag/3Y66KB1 , herit.ag/3SftWcj

StateFloridaYear2022NameDedrick De'Ron BaldwinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, False Registrations

Dedrick De'ron Baldwin, a convicted felon, was charged by the state with two felony counts of submission of false voter registration information and two felony counts of willfully voting as an unqualified elector, after he voted in the 2020 Democratic Primary and 2020 General Election. He pleaded nolo contendere to all four charges and was sentenced to 364 days in prison on each count, to be served concurrently, with credit for 47 days of time served. Baldwin is already serving a 12-year sentence for manslaughter and aggravated battery. The fraud was discovered following an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement following an eight-month investigation of Alachua County Democrat election supervisor Kim Barton who organized voter registration drives that improperly registered several inmates to vote.

Source: herit.ag/3v3IQ9y , herit.ag/3BK8CU0

StateFloridaYear2022NameChristopher Timothy WigginsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Christopher Timothy Wiggins, of Alachua County, was charged by the state with two felony counts of unqualified elector willfully voting and two felony counts of submission of false voter registration information for registering to vote as a felon. Wiggins registered to vote during a prison voter registration drive organized by Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton, but under Florida law, he was ineligible as a convicted felon whose right to vote had not been restored. Wiggins pleaded no contest to all four felony counts. He was sentenced to one year, one week in prison for each count (to run concurrently) with credit for 327 days served. He was also assessed $621 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3Y66KB1 , herit.ag/3WcXHfj , herit.ag/3zZbmyM , herit.ag/3y2MplD

StateFloridaYear2022NameMarc CrumpCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Ineligible Voting

Marc Crump, a convicted felon, was charged with one felony count of false swearing to register to vote and two felony counts of illegally voting in connection with the August 2020 primary and November 2020 general election. He pleaded guilty to one count of false swearing and one count of illegal voting in exchange for the state dismissing the third count of illegal voting.  He was sentenced to 10 months in jail on each count, to be served concurrently, with credit for 5 days of time served, and was assessed $668 in costs and fees.

Source: herit.ag/3hH0H31, herit.ag/3v32VwS , herit.ag/3Wv1pzq

StateFloridaYear2022NameRomona OliverCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Romona Oliver, of Hillsborough County, a convicted felon, was charged by the state with one felony count of voting by an unqualified voter and one felony count of false swearing after she voted in the 2020 election. She pleaded no contest to the charge of voting by an unqualified voter in exchange for dismissal of the false swearing charge. She was sentenced to timed served and assessed $548 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3WYkudD , https://herit.ag/3ZkdCJv , https://herit.ag/3Gv1cWy , https://herit.ag/3XhUWrY

StateFloridaYear2022NameDaniel Dion RobertsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Daniel Dion Roberts, of Alachua County, was charged by the state with one felony count of submission of false voter registration information and two felony counts of unqualified elector willfully voting after registering to vote and voting as a felon in the 2020 election. Roberts registered to vote during a prison voter registration drive organized by Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton, but under Florida law, he was ineligible as a convicted felon whose right to vote had not been restored. Roberts pleaded no contest to the felony charges and was sentenced to three years in prison for each count (to run concurrently with each other and with the sentence from a prior conviction) with credit for seven days served. He was also assessed $621 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3Y66KB1 , herit.ag/3WqO3Ha , herit.ag/3y1qqeW , herit.ag/4fbCRFs

StateFloridaYear2022NameDevin KingCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Devin King was charged by the state with one count of criminal use of personal identification information after fraudulently adding voters’ names and signatures to constitutional amendment ballot petitions. State election officials discovered that King had submitted over 500 forms and contacted law enforcement because the signatures of numerous voters did not match their signatures on file, personal information of voters was wrong, and forms that normally arrived worn looked “pristine.” Officials contacted 10 of the individuals who had supposedly signed the ballot petition forms, all of whom confirmed they had not signed the petitions, nor were they aware that their personal information was being listed on the ballot petition form. Another 10 individuals were deceased. King pleaded guilty to the felony charge and was sentenced to 1 year in prison with credit served for 5 days and fined $1,519 in court costs and fines.

Source: https://herit.ag/3ZoXo1y , https://herit.ag/3GsGG8N , https://herit.ag/3k4AQTH

StateFloridaYear2022NameArthur Leonard LangCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Arthur Leonard Lang, of Alachua County, was charged by the state with two felony counts of false swearing or submission of false voter registration information and one felony count of unqualified elector willfully voting after registering to vote and voting as a felon in the 2020 election. Lang registered to vote during a prison voter registration drive organized by Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton, but under Florida law, he was ineligible as a convicted felon whose right to vote had not been restored. Lang pleaded no contest to all counts. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison for each count (to run concurrently with each other and with the sentence from a prior conviction) with credit for 14 days served. He was also assessed $671 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/46iuRic , herit.ag/4cJWVxn , herit.ag/4bJMdWg , herit.ag/3Y66KB1

StateFloridaYear2022NameJordan DanielsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Jordan Daniels was charged by the state with one felony count of criminal use of personal identification information after fraudulently adding voters’ names and signatures to constitutional amendment ballot petitions. State election officials discovered that Daniels had submitted over 50 forms and contacted law enforcement because the signatures of numerous voters did not match their signatures on file, personal information of voters was wrong, and forms that normally arrived worn looked “pristine.”. Officials contacted 10 of the individuals who had supposedly signed the ballot petition forms, all of whom confirmed they had not signed the petitions, nor were they aware that their personal information was being listed on the ballot petition form. Another 10 individuals were deceased. Daniels pleaded guilty to the felony charge and was sentenced to 10 months in jail, 14 months of probation, 100 hours of community service, $40 per month in supervision costs, and fined $1,669 in court costs and fines.

Source: https://herit.ag/3XiQOI3 , https://herit.ag/3k38pW7 , https://herit.ag/3ZtMjw7 , https://herit.ag/3k1t7Wq

StateFloridaYear2022NameTherris Lee Conney Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Therris Lee Conney Jr., of Alachua County, was charged by the state with one felony count of unqualified elector willfully voting and one felony count of submission of false voter registration information after registering to vote and voting as a felon in the 2020 election. Conney registered to vote during a prison voter registration drive organized by Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton, but under Florida law, he was ineligible as a felon whose right to vote had not been restored. He pleaded no contest to the felony charges. He was sentenced to 364 days in prison for each count (to run concurrently with each other and with the sentence from a prior conviction) with credit for 43 days served. He was also assessed $671.00 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/3Y66KB1 , herit.ag/3LuKvx7 , herit.ag/4cIWu6v

StateFloridaYear2022NameCharles Franklin BarnesCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Charles Barnes was arrested and charged for voting twice in the 2020 presidential election. He voted once in Florida and again in his home state of Connecticut via absentee ballot. Barnes was sentenced to a pretrial diversion program where his charges will be deferred at the end of 18 months if successfully completed. Barnes was also sentenced to 50 hours community service, ordered to attend a civic education program, ordered to pay $52 per month in fees as part of the pretrial diversion program, and fined $400 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3sgdH1J , https://herit.ag/3sbQIom, https://herit.ag/3scgt8p, https://herit.ag/385LhAH

StateFloridaYear2022NameByron Leonard SmithCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Byron Leonard Smith, of Hillsborough County, was charged with one felony count of unqualified elector willfully voting and one felony count of submission of false voter registration information in the 2020 election. Smith had a previous felony conviction for possession of child pornography and his right to vote had not been restored. Smith pleaded guilty to one count of election voting by unqualified voter in exchange for dismissal of the other charge. He was sentenced to six months of probation (terminable after three months if there are no violations), ordered to pay a $40 per month fee while on probation, and was assessed $560 in court costs.

Source: herit.ag/4f9gOzd , herit.ag/3zGmmB5 , herit.ag/3W2m27m , herit.ag/4bRIYfx , herit.ag/3Y66KB1

StateFloridaYear2022NameJay KetcikCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jay Ketcik, a registered Republican, was arrested and charged for voting twice in the 2020 general election. He voted once in Florida and again by mail in his home state of Michigan. He was sentenced to a pre-trial diversion program of 18 months, where upon completion his charged will be deferred. Ketcik was also sentenced to 50 hours community service, ordered to attend a civic education program, ordered to pay $52 per month in fees as part of the pretrial diversion program, and order to pay $400 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3sdbHXX , https://herit.ag/3sbQ9v2, https://herit.ag/385SCQP, https://herit.ag/382XzK9

StateFloridaYear2022NameJoan Marie HalsteadCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Joan Marie Halstead, a registered Republican, was charged by the state for voting twice in the 2020 general election. She voted once in-person in Florida and then voted again in her home state of New York via absentee ballot. Halstead was sentenced to a pretrial diversion program where her charges will be deferred at the end of 18 months if she successfully completes the program. Halstead was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service, to attend a civic education program, and to pay $400 in fines and court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3CC07Md, https://herit.ag/3R2l2wa

StateFloridaYear2021NamePhillip Alban PoirierCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Philip Poirier was charged by the state with one felony count of casting more than one ballot in an election after voting twice during the 2020 General Election, once in Florida and then again in another state. He entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and pay $200 in state attorney's office costs. 

Source: https://herit.ag/41Bgd27, https://herit.ag/41MCava

StateFloridaYear2021NameAnthony Steven GuevaraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Anthony Guevara, of Naples Florida, was charged by the state with one count of accessing a computer without authorization and one count of altering voter registration of another without knowledge/consent, both felony offenses. Guevara changed the voter registration address of Governor DeSantis in Florida's state voter database. Law enforcement officers were able to trace the IP address from which DeSantis' address was changed to Guevara's home. He pleaded no contest to the two charges and was sentenced to 2 years’ probation (reduced to one year upon completion of specified conditions), 100 hours of community service, fined $5,421.39, and assessed $515 in court and prosecution costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3U0mzDQ, https://herit.ag/3VmvK2f, https://herit.ag/3VnCtcx

StateFloridaYear2021NameCheryl HallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Cheryl Hall, a Republican and supporter of President Donald Trump, falsely submitted at least voter registrations in which she altered the party affiliation from Democrat to either Republican or no party affiliation in connection with the 2020 presidential primary election. The discrepancy with the voter registration forms was discovered by a county election supervisor noticed that several of the forms had identical handwriting; several of the voters also complained to the Supervisor of Elections that their party affiliation had been changed without their consent. Hall pleaded no contest to 10 felony charges of submitting false voter registration information and was sentenced to 1 year of supervised release and fined $723.

Source: bit.ly/3HfruKZ , bit.ly/3et4uvW , bit.ly/32DxrTd

StateFloridaYear2021Name2020 Eatonville Town Council ElectionCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

A judge overturned the results in the 2020 Eatonville Town Council Seat 4 election after finding that votes had been improperly cast. On election night, the initial vote tally was 262 votes for Marlin Daniels and 253 votes for Tarus Mack. After counting provisional ballots, the vote tally was 262 for Daniels and 261 for Mack, leaving a margin of one vote. Following a recount, two additional uncounted votes were discovered, both for Mack, leading him to be declared the winner. During a bench trial, evidence was presented that one of the two “discovered” ballots was not cast by the alleged voter, and that another voter was coerced by former Mayor Anthony Grant (who was convicted of voter fraud in an unrelated case) to vote for Mack, by suggesting that he would forgive overdue rental payments and not evict the voter if he voted for Mack. The judge ruled that those two votes should have been excluded from the vote tally, and declared Daniels to be the winner of the election to the Eatonville Town Council Seat 4 position.

Source: bit.ly/3FzrFR4 , bit.ly/3Hj6eEq , bit.ly/3qmnPEs

StateFloridaYear2021NameRoland BauerCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Roland Bauer, of Winter Springs, was charged by the state with one count of fraud in connection with casting a vote and one count of mail-in ballot fraud for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot during the 2020 General Election. He requested, filled out, and submitted an absentee ballot posing as his son, who lived in New Mexico. The son contacted law enforcement to report that someone had requested and submitted a ballot on his behalf in Florida, despite his not living in the state for the past seven years and his being registered to vote in New Mexico. Roland admitted his role in fraudulently casting a ballot for his son. He was sentenced to a pre-trial diversion program of 24 months; upon successful completion of the program his charges will be dropped. He was ordered to pay $50 per month during his program period and assessed $5,519.36 in fees.

Source: herit.ag/40Mz8r3 , herit.ag/3RSN66x , herit.ag/3Sb2qf7

StateFloridaYear2020NameLarry WigginsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Larry Wiggins, 62, a registered Democrat from Sarasota, was charged by the state with one count of vote by mail fraud after he requested a mail-in ballot on behalf of his deceased wife during the 2020 general election. Election staff discovered the fraud during a routine check of the voter rolls, which revealed that his wife had died two years earlier. Wiggins forged his wife's signature on the ballot request form, and admitted that he intended to mail it back once he received it, but he was stopped by law enforcement. He pleaded nolo contendere to one count of vote-by-mail fraud, and was sentenced to 24 months’ probation, 100 hours of community service, and assessed $738 in court costs, fees, and fines.

Source: https://herit.ag/3Etplfa, https://herit.ag/3Vhy62G

StateFloridaYear2018NameSpiro ColaitisCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Spiro Colaitis, of Nassau County, New York, voted twice in the 2016 general election: once in New York, and once in Escambia County, Florida. Colaitis, a registered Republican, no longer resided in Florida. He was charged with felonious duplicate voting and pleaded no contest,. The court withheld adjudication, sentenced Colaitis to 24 months of probation, and ordered him to pay $518 in court costs.

Source: Case No. 2018 CF 001902 A, dailym.ai/2Msy7l1, bit.ly/2ZaPVrB

StateFloridaYear2018NameDouglas HornsbyCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Douglas Hornsby, of Miami-Dade County, was found to have illegally registered and voted, and to have improperly held public office, despite being ineligible due to a prior drug felony. In 1992, Hornsby was convicted in Tennessee of felony cocaine possession. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Florida, where state law required felons to petition to have their rights restored. Nevertheless, when Hornsby filed voting registration paperwork, he indicated that he had no prior record, and, as a result, was able to vote for a quarter-century. He even secured appointment to the North Bay Village Commission. When his prior felony record was exposed, he was remove from office. County officials similarly deemed him ineligible to vote and removed him from the voter rolls.

Source: https://herit.ag/2ZkXSv6

StateFloridaYear2018NameJennifer Lynn ScottCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Jennifer Scott, of Flagler County, is a felon who was ineligible to vote under Florida law. Nevertheless, in 2016, she fraudulently swore she was eligible to vote on her voter registration application and cast a ballot in that election. She was charged with perjury and voting by an unqualified voter, and pleaded no contest. Scott initially was placed on probation for 24 months, but shortly thereafter violated the terms of probation and was sentenced to serve 180 days in the county jail, with a credit of 147 days.

Source: Case No. 2017 CF 000936, https://herit.ag/3zMyxY5, https://herit.ag/3x2hJdK

StateFloridaYear2018NameVictoria StallingsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Victoria Stallings, of Flagler County, was convicted of felonies in 1983, 1994, and 1997. Her voting rights were restored after the first conviction, but not after her subsequent felonies. Nevertheless, she attempted to register to vote in 2008 and was rejected, but succeeded four years later, and was able to cast a ballot in 2016. She was charged with perjury and voting by an unqualified voter, pleaded no contest to the unqualified voting charge. and was sentenced to 24 months of administrative probation (to be shortened if she completed her GED) and ordered to pay $668 in fees.

Source: Case No. 2017 CF 000865 , https://herit.ag/3i4V3VZ, https://herit.ag/3iWan6j

StateFloridaYear2018NameWalter HobackCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Walter Hoback, of Flagler County, registered to vote as a Republican and voted in the 2016 election despite being a convicted felon. Hoback was charged with perjury and voting by an unqualified voter, pleaded no contest to both, and was sentenced to serve one day in jail, with credit for one day served. He was also ordered to pay $618 in fees.

Source: Case No. 2017 CF 000883 , bit.ly/2NiI6Jf, bit.ly/2L4Z2Ai

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: https://herit.ag/3BieQaT, https://herit.ag/3yakStd , (Case No. 2018CF001075A)

StateFloridaYear2017NameAlba Esperanza FernandezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Alba Fernandez successfully registered to vote using the name Bunny Kohn, a false name. Fernandez voted under the false alias three times by absentee ballot in 2016. She also voted three times under her legal name, once in-person and twice by absentee ballot. She pleaded no contest to three counts of casting more than one ballot in an election and one count of submitting false voter registration information, which are all felony charges. Fernandez was sentenced to 4 years of probation and fined $518.

Source: bit.ly/32HyUI9 , bit.ly/3etHUTM , bit.ly/3ExHpm7

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: https://herit.ag/3zBqY6e, https://herit.ag/3x7DMQ8

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: https://herit.ag/3nub8px, https://herit.ag/3mfSQJt

StateFloridaYear2017NameDeszi Marquis HayesCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Deszi Marquis Hayes, an inmate at the Indian River County Jail, voted by mail from jail during the 2016 election. Hayes was serving a nine-month sentence following a felony traffic conviction, and Florida state law does not permit convicted felons to vote. Nevertheless, Hayes was able to request and cast a ballot because the process to remove him from the voter rolls had not yet been completed.

Source: https://herit.ag/2UWDyOT, https://herit.ag/374fYlS

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: https://herit.ag/3f2Sx0u, https://herit.ag/3rDnnSu, 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

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

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: https://herit.ag/3CjcQAj, https://herit.ag/3GoeuTD

StateFloridaYear2015NameEric HaynesCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFalse Registrations

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3iQE3Sx

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: https://herit.ag/3i71VSN

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: https://herit.ag/3BWXSAq, https://herit.ag/3fl9sM7

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: https://herit.ag/3l3237u

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: https://herit.ag/3iSZuSV, https://herit.ag/3i7eopp, https://herit.ag/3iSZuSV

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: https://herit.ag/3yarQhN

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: https://herit.ag/370Kv3X

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: https://herit.ag/3zMyfAt

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: https://herit.ag/2TBqqxS

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: https://herit.ag/3y9ywgk

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: https://herit.ag/3ymcuXX

StateFloridaYear2006NameMohsin AliCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: https://herit.ag/2WtdStB, States v. Mohsin Ali, 4:05-CR-47 (2006)

StateFloridaYear2005NameUsman Ali ChaudharyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: https://herit.ag/2UUr767

StateFloridaYear2005NameRicardo KnightCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3rAyxYe

StateFloridaYear2005NameEgbert RickmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2005NameAstrid Natalia Torres-PerezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2004NameTroy ShivdayalCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2004NameKenneth BennettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2004NameElizabeth Bain KnightCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: U.S. v. Bain Knight, Case #04-CR- 14047 in Florida., https://herit.ag/3rAyxYe

StateFloridaYear2004NameJobero LubinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2004NameSyble McKenzieCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2004NameJerry St. Clair O'NeilCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2004NameChristiana PhillipCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

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

StateFloridaYear2003NameRafael Antonio VelasquezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3zH4Yad, https://herit.ag/2VispaI

StateFloridaYear2000NameGilda OliverosCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3l3JC2O, https://herit.ag/2TEI6J9

StateFloridaYear1999NameJose De Goti Sr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3x8BBf9

StateFloridaYear1998NameHumberto HernandezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

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

Source: https://herit.ag/2UXZNno, https://herit.ag/3BLKu1R

StateFloridaYear1996NameHialeah, FLCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3eYoNSo, https://herit.ag/371Bx6v

StateFloridaYear1992NameHardee CountyCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3rDZASz