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StateAlabamaYear2023NameDavid ColeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

David Cole, a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 10th District, was charged by the state with one felony count of false registration after falsely claiming he resided in Alabama’s 10th state house district during the 2022 Primary and General Election. He also voted in 2022 in the 10th district even though he lived in District 4. Just before filing, Cole entered into a $5-per-month lease at a home in District 10, which he never occupied, although he registered that as his voting address and had mail sent there. Cole falsely claimed that he sold his District 4 house. Cole's crime came to light during his campaign to represent AL-10 in the state's House of Representatives, but did not conclude until after the election, which Cole won by 973 votes. He pleaded guilty to knowingly voting in a location for which he was not authorized, was sentenced to 60 days in Madison County jail and three years of probation, agreed to resign from his legislative seat,  and was ordered to pay $52,885.79 in restitution (all the money he made while employed as a Representative). A new election was held on December 12, 2023.

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StateArizonaYear2023NameGloria Lopez TorresCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Gloria Lopez Torres, a San Luis City Councilwoman, was charged by the state with felony counts of conspiracy and ballot abuse after trafficking absentee ballots during the August 2020 primary election as part of a larger ballot harvesting scheme. Torres picked up 7 ballots from Nadia Lizarraga-Mayorquin (who was also charged and convicted) and put them into a drop box in 2020. Arizona law only permits family members and close relatives to do this. Torres pleaded guilty to one count of ballot abuse and was sentenced to 24 months of probation and fined $2,500. She may not run or be appointed to public office again, but she was allowed to finish her current term ending in December 2024.

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StateArizonaYear2023NameNadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Nadia Lizarraga-Mayorquin (aka Nadia Buchanan) of San Luis was charged by the state with felony counts of conspiracy and ballot abuse after trafficking absentee ballots during the August 2020 Primary election as part of a larger ballot harvesting scheme. Arizona law only permits family members and close relatives to do this. Lizarraga-Mayorquin trafficked at least 7 ballots to Gloria Lopez and at least one ballot herself from a third party. She pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of ballot abuse and was sentenced to 24 months of probation and fined $2,500.

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StateConnecticutYear2023NameBridgeport Municipal Mayoral Democratic…Case TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The results of the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut Democratic mayoral primary election, which was held on September 12, 2023, were overturned due to absentee ballot fraud in an election where only 251 votes separated the winner (Joseph Ganim) and the loser (John Gomes). Superior Court Judge William Clark ordered that a new primary election between Ganim (the party-endorsed candidate) and Gomes (the challenger) should be held because an unusually large number of absentee ballots that were counted had been illegally placed in drop boxes by two unauthorized ballot distributors who were Ganim supporters: Wanda Geter-Pataky (a Democratic Town Committee member and the Leader of Voting District 136) and Eneida Martinez (a candidate for City Council). The court determined that videos of Geter-Pataky and Martinez illegally dropping off stacks of votes into various drop boxes “provided evidence of ballot harvesting, in violation of state law.” Geter-Pataky made 10 drops either directly or indirectly, and Martinez made 5 separate drops of multiple ballots. The court also found “the volume of ballots mishandled is such it calls the result of the primary election in serious doubt and unable to determine the legitimate result of the primary.”

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StateDistrict of ColumbiaYear2023NameVanessa RubioCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Vanessa Rubio (a D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner) was fined $500 by the D.C. Board of Elections after voting twice in the 2020 general election, once in Maryland and second time in D.C

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StateDistrict of ColumbiaYear2023NameRenee M. Diggs Case TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Renee Diggs was fined $100 by the D.C. Board of Elections after voting twice in the 2020 general election, once in Maryland and a second time in D.C.

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StateDistrict of ColumbiaYear2023NameJessica MiserCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jessica Miser was fined $100 by the D.C. Board of Elections after voting twice in the 2020 general election, once in Maryland and a second time in D.C.

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StateDistrict of ColumbiaYear2023NameEddie BishopCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Margaretta Sibert-Dean was fined $100 by the D.C. Board of Elections after voting twice in the 2020 general election once in Maryland and a second time in D.C.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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StateIndianaYear2023NameChristopher CoyleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Christopher Coyle, the former Clark County Clerk Democratic candidate and former chairman of the Clark County Democratic Party, was charged by the state with 3 felony counts of filing a fraudulent report, voting outside precinct, and address change violation, after falsely claiming his residency in Clark County and voting during the 2022 election. He filed a false report with the Clark County Clerk's Office claiming he lived in Memphis despite having sold his home and not updated his driver's license or voter registration to reflect the fact that he was now living in Louisville, Kentucky. He then voted in person in Sellersburg on Election Day. He admitted the conduct and entered into a diversion agreement. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

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StateMichiganYear2023NameKathy FunkCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeAltering The Vote Count

Kathy Funk, a Democrat Flint Township clerk and Flint County election supervisor, was charged by the state with one count of ballot tampering and one count of misconduct in office, both felonies, in the August 2020 primary in which she was on the ballot and won her election by 79 votes. Funk claimed someone broke into a room at the Flint Township Hall.  However, her lawyer stipulated that she broke the seal on a secure ballot canister, which invalidated the ballots so they could not be counted, and no one else was charged with breaking and entering the Hall.  Funk pleaded no contest to one count of misconduct in office in exchange for not receiving prison time and having the ballot tampering charge dismissed.  She is awaiting sentencing. Her employment with the county was terminated in December 2022.

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StateMichiganYear2023NameNancy Juanita WilliamsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Illegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Nancy Williams was charged by the state in Wayne County with 3 felony counts of forging a signature on an absentee ballot, 2 felony counts of election law forgery, 5 misdemeanor counts of false statements on applications for absentee ballots, and 7 misdemeanor counts of receiving a payment to influence vote after participating in an absentee ballot trafficking scheme involving elderly voters at a nursing care facility. She submitted voter registration and absentee ballot applications for 26 legally incapacitated residents under her care without their consent. Williams had the absentee ballots mailed directly to her. She pleaded guilty to 7 counts of receiving a payment to influence vote in exchange for dismissal of the other charges, was sentenced to one year of probation, fined $3,500, and assessed $1,096 in fees.  Similar charges against Williams in Oakland County are still pending.

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StateNebraskaYear2023NameLarry L. DivisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Larry Divis was charged by the state in Colfax County with one felony count of election falsification. Divis was a resident of Columbus, but falsely claimed that he resided in the Village of Richland when he registered and voted in the 2020 General Election. Divis falsely voted in Richland, where he owns property but does not reside, in an effort to unseat members of the Village Board who had voted to change nuisance ordinances, which upset Divis. He was found guilty by a jury and fined $10,000.

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StateNew YorkYear2023NameJason SchofieldCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jason Schofield, a Republican Elections Commissioner for Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, New York, was federally charged with 12 felony counts of unlawful possession and use of a means of identification of another person to fraudulently request, complete, and submit absentee ballots on behalf of voters during the 2021 Rensselaer County Primary and General elections. Schofield, and other Rensselaer election board employees working under his direction, used the New York State Board of Elections website to request absentee ballots on behalf of 8 voters using their names and dates of birth. These individuals had either no interest in voting absentee or otherwise, did not request absentee ballots or assistance to vote or obtain an absentee ballot, or did not know Schofield was using their personal information. Schofield personally obtained 4 absentee ballots knowing that the county board of elections records would falsely reflect the ballots were mailed to the voters via USPS. For the other 4 voters, Schofield completed the ballots and brought the ballots to the voters, instructed them to sign the ballot envelopes, which were submitted in the elections. Schofield pleaded guilty to all 12 felony charges He has resigned from his position as Commissioner of the Rensselaer County Board of Elections as part of his plea agreement and is ordered to pay an assessment of $1,200 at the time of sentencing. He faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and fines of $250,000 and cannot accept reappointment to the Board of Elections as long as he is on probation or supervised release.

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StateOhioYear2023NameAshley GelmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ashley Gelman was charged by the state with one felony count of illegal voting and one felony count of election falsification after voting twice in the 2022 General Election. She voted early in person in Florida and again by absentee ballot in Ohio. Gelman was a former resident of Geauga County, but had moved to Broward County Florida in 2020. She pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of attempted election falsification. Gelman was sentenced to 4 days of residential community control at the Geauga County Safety Center, 1 year of probation, and fined $1,000.

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StateOhioYear2023NameJames SaundersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

James Saunders was charged by the state in Cuyahoga County with two felony counts of illegal voting after voting twice in the General Elections in 2020 (for Pres. Trump) and 2022. In 2020, he voted early in-person in Ohio and again in-person on Election Day in Florida. In 2022, he cast an absentee ballot in Florida and voted in person in Ohio.  The investigation revealed he had also voted twice in the 2014 and 2016 elections, but could not be prosecuted for these offenses because the statute of limitations had run.  He was found guilty following a bench trial and sentenced to three years in jail and fined $10,000.

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StateSouth DakotaYear2023NameDaniel SchoonhovenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Daniel Schoonhoven was charged by the state in Brooking County with one count of attempting to vote twice in the 2022 general election. Schoonhoven voted early at the county government center and signed an affidavit confirming his identity because he did not have an ID. On election day, Schoonhoven went to his polling location and attempted to vote again. After being confronted with the fact he had already voted and even after election officials located his original ballot, Schoonhoven still denied voting and completed a provisional ballot. Schoonhoven was found guilty by a jury of voting more than once in an election and was sentenced to two years in prison, which was suspended for two years of probation, completion of 80 hours of community service, and payment of a fine of $750.

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StateWisconsinYear2023NameDavid E. BadonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Edward Malnar was charged by the state in Fond du Lac County with one felony count of voting more than once and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer after voting twice during the 2020 General Election. He voted by absentee ballot in Michigan and again in person in Wisconsin. He pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to 15 days in jail (subject to work release during the day, referred to in Wisconsin as Huber release) and ordered to pay $5,221 in fines and court costs. 

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StateWisconsinYear2023NameLisa CampionCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lisa Campion of Manitowoc County was charged by the state with illegal voting  in the 2020 General Election in the Town of Two Rivers despite being ineligible since she was a convicted felon who was still on probation. Campion also voted in a different town from the one named in the registration address she provided.  This was discovered during a vote felon audit by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. She pleaded no contest to one count of falsifying voter registration, a misdemeanor, and was ordered to pay $1,083 in fines, court costs, and surcharges.

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StateWisconsinYear2023NameJohn A. HarterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

John Harter was charged by the state in Waukesha County with falsifying voter registration after falsely claiming his residential address on school board candidacy forms. Harter who was running for school board for the Hartland-Lakeside school district, falsely declared his residence at his father's house in Delafield despite living in the neighboring town of Brookfield, which is not in the school district. Harter pleaded guilty to 3 counts of falsifying voter registration and was sentenced to 30 days in jail (subject to work release during the day, referred to in Wisconsin as Huber release), fined $3,026, and assessed $400 in court costs.

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StateWest VirginiaYear2023NameDarrell Sharp IICase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Darrell Sharp II was charged by the state in Fayette County with one count of unlawful registration and one count of illegal voting after voting in the 2022 General Election, despite being ineligible as a felon on probation. He voted at the DMV, but his ballot was challenged and not counted by the Fayette County Board of Canvassers. Sharp subsequently attempted to register to vote at the DMV. Sharp was found guilty by a jury of the misdemeanor illegal voter registration charge. He was sentenced to one year in jail and fined $1,000.

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StateWest VirginiaYear2023NameSamuel Robert SinkCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Samuel Robert Sink was charged by the state with one misdemeanor count of illegal voting after voting in Mercer County and in another state in the same election.  He agreed to enter a diversion program for a period of 24 months during which time prosecution for voting twice would be deferred.  Upon successful completion of the program, no criminal prosecution will be brought.

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StateWest VirginiaYear2023NameJudy TaylorCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Judy Taylor was charged by the state in Mingo County with one misdemeanor count of false swearing on an absentee ballot application after applying for an absentee ballot on behalf of a non-resident during the 2020 General Election. She completed an application for an absentee ballot for an ineligible non-resident, despite state law only permitting voters to apply for an absentee ballot. Taylor pleaded no contest to one count of false swearing and entered a pre-trial diversion program for one year.

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StateWest VirginiaYear2023NameRichard FoxCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Richard Fox was charged by the state with one count of illegal voting after voting twice in the 2020 General Election. Fox voted by absentee ballot in Florida and then again by absentee ballot in West Virginia. He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of illegal voting and was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended for one year of probation, and fined $1,000.

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StateWest VirginiaYear2023NameJack Wilson VaughanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jack Vaughan was charged by the state in Kanawha County with one misdemeanor count of illegal voting after voting twice in the 2020 General Election. He voted once by absentee ballot in West Virginia and again by absentee ballot in Florida. He pleaded guilty and was fined $100 plus court costs.

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StateWest VirginiaYear2023NameJon Cole CooperCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jon Cooper was charged in Randoph County with one misdemeanor count of illegal voting after voting twice in the 2020 General Election. He voted in West Virginia and again in New Mexico. He pleaded guilty and was fined $500.

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StateArizonaYear2022NameTracey Kay McKeeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Tracey Kay McKee, of Scottsdale, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of illegal voting and one count of perjury. McKee, a registered Republican, cast a ballot in the name of her deceased mother in the 2020 general election. She pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting, a felony, was sentenced to two years of probation, and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, and ordered to pay $2,144 in fines and fees.

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StateArizonaYear2022NameGuillermina FuentesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Guillermina Fuentes was charged with one count of ballot abuse for ballot trafficking during the 2020 primary election. Fuentes was the former mayor of San Luis, is a well-known political figure in her community, and works as a political consultant. Using that influence, Fuentes persuaded voters to allow her to collect their ballots and, in some instances, fill out ballots on behalf of the voters. Fuentes admitted that she "knowingly collect[ed] ballots from another person, and those early ballots belonged to individuals for whom I am not a family member, household member, or caregiver." She pleaded guilty to one count of ballot abuse. She will be sentenced at the end of June.

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StateArizonaYear2022NameMarcia JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Marcia Johnson, 70, of Lake Havasu City pleaded guilty to the Class D felony of Voting More Than Once in the November 2018 general election. Johnson cast her own mail-in ballot as well as one sent to her deceased father whose name remained on the voter rolls after his death in 2012. She was sentenced to one year of probation, charged a special assessment of $100, and fined $1,000.

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StateArizonaYear2022NameAlma Yadira JuarezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Alma Yadira Juarez was charged with one count of ballot abuse for ballot trafficking during the 2020 primary election. Juarez was alleged to have collected ballots filled out by Guillermina Fuentes and did not have permission to hold the ballots. She pleaded guilty to one count of ballot abuse. She will be sentenced at the end of June.

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StateArizonaYear2022NameJoseph John MarakCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Joseph John Marak, 62, pleaded guilty to one felony count of Submission of a Materially False Voter Registration Application. Marak claimed on his application that he was not a convicted felon when he had been convicted of 18 felony counts and served several years in prison. He admitted to illegally voting in six federal elections since 2016. Marak was sentenced to 30 months of supervised probation and fined $2,400.

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StateArizonaYear2022NameVictor Manuel AguirreCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Victor Aguirre, a convicted felon, was charged by the state with one felony count of falsely registering to vote and one felony count of illegally voting in the 2020 general election. Aguirre pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted illegal voting and was sentenced to a minimum term of six months in prison with credit for 36 days of time served, to be followed by a period of supervised release, and was assessed fees and fines of $469.

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StateArizonaYear2022NameKrista Michelle ConnorCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Krista Michelle Connor, 55, pleaded guilty to one felony count of Attempted Illegal Voting. Connor had signed and cast an early mail-in ballot in the name of her mother, Jeanne Sullivan, who died a month prior to the 2020 general election. She was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and fined $890.

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StateCaliforniaYear2022NameJune 2021 Compton City Council RaceCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

The results of the June 2021 Compton City Council run-off election were overturned by Judge Michelle Williams Court after it was determined that four votes cast in the election were submitted by registered voters who did not live in the district the council seat represented. A run-off election between incumbent Isaac Galvan and Andre Spicer was decided by one vote and Galvan was declared the winner. Five people including Galvan have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud. The Superior Court Judge threw out four votes that were found to be cast by voters who did not live in the proper jurisdiction, and Spicer was declared the official winner of the election. All of the individuals charged have already pleaded guilty or no contest to the charges. 
 

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StateCaliforniaYear2022NameElizabeth GaleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls

Elizabeth Gale of San Diego was charged by the state with four felony counts of fraudulently casting a vote, impersonating a voter, attempting to vote as a fictious person, and personate with a written instrument after casting an absentee ballot on behalf of her deceased mother during the 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. After absentee ballots were sent to all registered Madera County voters, Gale filled out the ballot, forged her mother's signature, and falsely swore as a witness to her mother signing the ballot. Gale pleaded nolo contendere to one felony count of fraudulently casting a vote. She was sentenced to two years’ probation. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3QKH06Z, https://herit.ag/3KdLJve

StateCaliforniaYear2022NameCarlos Antonio De Bourbon MontenegroCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Carlos Antonio De Montenegro (also known as Mark Anthony Gonsalves) was caught in an elaborate scheme to rig the mayoral election in Hawthorne, California. He was accused in a 41-count indictment of submitting (along with others) over 8,000 fraudulent voter registration applications on behalf of homeless people prior to the 2020 election, as well as falsifying names, addresses and signatures on nomination papers for him to run for mayor. Prosecutors allege that the entire operation was funded by the criminal gang MS-13 so that they could Montenegro in an elected position in order to help the gang. De Montenegro pleaded Nolo Contendere to three counts of false registration, registering non-existent voters, and perjury. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, two years of probation, and 30 days community labor.

Source: herit.ag/3PCuZSM , herit.ag/3Ph3H2X , herit.ag/44Sl3cn

StateCaliforniaYear2022NameKimberly ChaouchCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kimberly Chaouch pleaded no contest to one felony count of registering to vote at the address of former councilmember Jace Dawson despite not living there for the June 2020 Compton City Council run-off election. She was charged with illegally voting for Compton City Councilmember Isaac Galvan, who won that election by one vote. She will be sentenced in May. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3BqdRXD, https://herit.ag/3JojWqu

StateCaliforniaYear2022NameToni MorrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Toni Morris pleaded no contest to one felony count of registering to vote at the address of former councilmember Jace Dawson despite not living there for the June 2020 Compton City Council run-off election. She was charged with illegally voting for Compton City Councilmember Isaac Galvan, who won that election by one vote. She will be sentenced in May. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3rSRRl9 , https://herit.ag/3oVoKvM

StateCaliforniaYear2022NameBarry ReedCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Barry Reed pleaded no contest to one felony count of registering to vote at the address of former councilmember Jace Dawson despite not living there for the June 2020 Compton City Council run-off election. She was charged with illegally voting for Compton City Councilmember Isaac Galvan, who won that election by one vote. He will be sentenced in May. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3Bo6uzW , https://herit.ag/3JBDM1F

StateColoradoYear2022NameBarry MorphewCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls

Barry Morphew was charged with one count of forgery and one count of a mail-in ballot offense after submitting a completed absentee ballot on behalf of his missing wife during the 2020 general election in Chaffee County. Morphew told the FBI he submitted the fraudulent ballot because he "wanted Trump to win." He pleaded guilty to one felony charge of forgery and was sentenced to one year of probation.  He was also fined and assessed court costs of $600.

Source: https://herit.ag/3dwxSnD, https://herit.ag/3A0olNf

StateConnecticutYear2022NameJohn MallozziCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

John Mallozzi, former Chair of the Stamford Democratic City Committee, was convicted following a bench trial of 14 counts of second-degree forgery and 14 counts of making false statements in absentee balloting. Mallozzi signed and submitted absentee ballots for individuals he did not know in connection with 2015 elections for spots on the Board of Finance, Board of Education, and Board of Representatives. The conduct involved 31 fraudulent applications and 26 fraudulent ballots.  He is awaiting sentencing. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3rwegE4v

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StateGeorgiaYear2022NameWilliam ChaseCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting

William Chase, of Walker County, a convicted felon, was charged with forgery, illegal acts regarding election documents, unlawful acts regarding elector's vote, and duplicate voting after filling out another person's absentee ballot in the January 2021 runoff election. The ballot was mistakenly sent to a P.O. Box at the former address of the registered voter. The voter inquired with the Walker County Elections Office when she did not receive her ballot, but her husband received his ballot. Election officials discovered Chase had submitted the woman’s ballot by forging her signature; Chase’s fingerprints were on the fraudulent ballot. Chase had also already submitted his own ballot in addition to the fraudulent absentee ballot. Chase was convicted by a jury on all counts and sentenced to 25 years, with 15 years to be served in prison and the remaining 10 years to be served on probation. He was also ordered to pay a $50 public defender application fee and "pay a probation supervision fee of $32 per month to the Probation Office and shall pay all fines, costs, restitution, and surcharges at the rate of $132 per month beginning within thirty days of release from custody."

Source: https://herit.ag/3XfVtuo , https://herit.ag/3XoSXCh

StateIdahoYear2022NameRichard GuggenheimCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Richard Guggenheim was charged by the state with one felony count of illegal voting after voting twice in the 2020 primary election, once in Idaho and again in Florida. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to unsupervised probation, ordered to complete 100 hours of community service within six months, and assessed fees of $1,245,50.

Source: https://herit.ag/41AELbK, https://herit.ag/41xakDa

StateIdahoYear2022NameCharles SkilesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Charlie Skiles was charged by the state with one felony count of illegal voting and one misdemeanor count of illegal registration after voting in the 2020 General Election. Skiles was ineligible to vote since he was on probation for a prior felony conviction. On election day, Skiles filled out a voter registration form at the polls using Idaho’s same day voter registration law and falsely affirmed he was an eligible voter. Prior to the 2020 election, Skiles, on 4 separate occasions, had attempted to register despite being ineligible, but the attempts were caught and removed by Ada County Election Officials although they failed to notify law enforcement of his actions. Skiles was convicted by a jury on both counts and sentenced to 3 years in prison, which was suspended for 3 years of probation. Skiles was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and assessed court costs of $2,082.85.

Source: https://herit.ag/41zJ0nX, https://herit.ag/41yEwxR

StateIndianaYear2022NameJames BartlettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

James Bartlett was charged by the state in Dearborn County with one felony count each of perjury and fraudulent subscription of another person's name after his involvement in an absentee ballot trafficking scheme during the Lawrenceburg 2019 General Election. Bartlett, a former City of Lawrenceburg employee, worked with co-conspirator Troy Kemper to fill out fraudulent absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots. The fraud was detected by the Election Board because the signatures on the original voter registration forms did not match the signatures on the absentee ballot applications and the absentee ballots, and after contacting 20 voters, learned they did not apply for an absentee ballot or permit Kemper to turn in their ballot. Bartlett pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy of fraudulent subscription and was sentenced to 910 days in prison, which was suspended if he completes one year of probation without violation. He was also ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and fined and assessed court costs of $1,285. Upon completion of his probation, his felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor. 

Source: herit.ag/3HVQ99l , herit.ag/3HTrl1X , herit.ag/3RXuAdp

StateIndianaYear2022NameTroy KemperCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Troy Kemper was charged by the state in Dearborn County with one felony count each of perjury and fraudulent subscription of another person's name after his involvement in an absentee ballot trafficking scheme during the Lawrenceburg 2019 General Election. Kemper was charged for his role in submitting fraudulent absentee ballot applications and ballots along with his co-conspirator James Bartlett. The fraud was detected by the Election Board because the signatures on the original voter registration forms did not match the signatures on the absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots, and after contacting 20 voters, learned they did not apply for an absentee ballot or permit Kemper to turn in their ballot. In exchange for agreeing to testify truthfully against James Bartlett and the state dismissing the fraudulent subscription charge, Kemper pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of perjury and was sentenced to 365 days with 363 days suspended, and he was assessed court costs and filing fees of $210.

Source: herit.ag/3XoQ4Rj , herit.ag/3HPWEdK , herit.ag/3HZrrov

StateLouisianaYear2022NameJerry TrabonaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Jerry Trabona, former Chief of Police in Amite City, was initially charged by federal authorities with one count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and three counts of vote buying and aiding & abetting after his involvement in a vote-buying scheme during 2016 Tangipahoa Parish primary and general elections. Trabona, who served as Chief of Police from 2005-2020, conspired with Kristian Hart, who served as an Amite City Councilmember since 2016, by soliciting individuals to buy votes for them and other candidates they supported in the Tangipahoa Parish 2016 Open Primary and General Elections. According to the indictment "Hart and Trabona provided individuals who were buying votes for them and individuals selling their votes with sample ballots and lists of candidate numbers for whom the voters should cast their votes." To conceal the purpose of these payments "Trabona had those individuals sign contracts falsely stating that they would not 'make any overture of any kind to any voter or other person of financial award or benefit in exchange for a vote.’" Hart and Trabona had the vote-buyers provide a list of the voter paid, and after receiving the list, would pay the vote-buyer up to $20 for each individual they had paid to vote. Trabona pleaded guilty to a one-count federal superseding indictment of conspiracy to commit vote buying. He is awaiting sentencing. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3KgR8lx, https://herit.ag/3AFbDF4, https://herit.ag/3R3msX4

StateLouisianaYear2022NameKristian "Kris" HartCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

Kristian "Kris" Hart, an Amite City Councilmember, was initially charged by federal authorities with one count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and 2 counts of vote buying and aiding & abetting. Hart conspired with Jerry Trabona, who served as Chief of Police for Amite City from 2005-2020 and sought re-election in 2016, by soliciting individuals to buy votes for them and other candidates they supported in the Tangipahoa Parish 2016 and 2020 Open Primary and General Elections. According to the indictment "Hart and Trabona provided individuals who were buying votes for them and individuals selling their votes with sample ballots and lists of candidate numbers for whom the voters should cast their votes." Hart employed vote buyers to identify individuals who had not yet voted and then take them to the polls to vote and pay them for their vote. In some cases, he transported individuals he paid to vote to and from polling places. Hart and Trabona made the vote-buyers provide a list of the voters they paid, and after receiving the list, would pay the vote-buyer up to $20 for each individual they had paid to vote. Hart pleaded guilty to a one count federal superseding indictment of conspiracy to commit vote buying and three counts of vote buying and aiding & abetting. He is awaiting sentencing.

Source: https://herit.ag/3CszrgO, https://herit.ag/3POPF6W

StateMichiganYear2022NameTrenae Ryesha RaineyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Trenae Myesha Rainey, 28, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of making a false statement on an absentee ballot application. During the 2020 general election, Rainey, an employee at an assisted living facility, completed roughly two dozen absentee voter applications, forging individual signatures of residents. She then handed over the ballots to another employee, whom she instructed to send the absentee ballot requests to the county election clerk. Rainey was sentenced to two years' probation, in which the first 45 days would be spent in the county jail.

Source: https://herit.ag/3K0oJzc, https://herit.ag/3DptHCW

StateMichiganYear2022NameCarless ClarkCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Carless Clark, 59, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of forging a signature on another individual's absentee ballot. In the 2020 general election, Clark signed and returned her grandson's absentee ballot, citing her concern that he would not have enough time to vote in-person on Election Day, which the grandson did. Clark was sentenced to twelve months' probation and nineteen days of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3uFWbEt, https://herit.ag/3iRCVi4

StateMinnesotaYear2022NameMuse MohamedCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Muse Mohamed was charged with lying to a federal grand jury about his absentee ballot harvesting during the 2020 primary election in Minneapolis. Mohamed knowingly gave false information to a grand jury about his involvement in collecting and filling out absentee ballots on behalf of three individuals. While he claimed to have simply dropped off already filled-out ballots for those three people, the individuals did not know Mohamed and did not ask him to deliver their absentee ballots (one person had voted in-person on election day).  He was convicted following a jury trial of two counts of making false statements to a grand jury. He is awaiting sentencing. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3AtYuyP, https://herit.ag/3pqywpm, https://herit.ag/3bWQoFr

StateMinnesotaYear2022NameBradley HaugenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Bradley Haugen was charged by the state with one felony count of intentionally making a false or untrue statement on an absentee ballot application. He requested an absentee ballot during the 2020 primary election indicating that he was eligible to vote despite being a convicted felon. Haugen pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $214 in fines and fees.  If Haugen successfully completes probation, the conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Source: https://herit.ag/3rsmFbw, https://herit.ag/3SZ61vB, https://herit.ag/3SYX2Ld

StateMinnesotaYear2022NameZameahia IsmailCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Zameahia J. Ismail was charged by the state with one felony count of registering to vote in more than one precinct and with one felony count of voting twice in the 2017 Hennepin County election. She registered and voted in-person in two different precincts in Hennepin County. She voted in St. Louis Park where she actually lives and voted a second time in Minneapolis after being encouraged by an acquaintance to vote for Abi Warsame, a Democrat candidate for Minneapolis City Council. Ismail voted in Minneapolis without having to provide any identification because her acquaintance vouched for her identity. In exchange for the state dismissing the double-voting charge, she agreed to plead guilty to the charge of registering in more than one precinct.  Ismail was sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to serve 20 days with the remainder stayed pending successful completion of two years of supervised probation.  She also assessed fined and fees totaling $78.

Source: herit.ag/3G3qgEO, herit.ag/3v6Q0K8, herit.ag/3WcRLS8 , herit.ag/3I4JATV

StateMinnesotaYear2022NameAbdihakim Amin EssaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Abdihakim A. Essa, of Minneapolis, was accused of intentionally making or signing false certificates when submitting absentee ballots in Hennepin County. Essa, a non-citizen, forged his father's signature as a witness on the ballots. He pleaded guilty to four of the thirteen counts, all state felony offenses. He was sentenced to 180 days in an adult correctional facility; all but 90 days of this sentence was stayed pending successful completion of 2 years of supervised probation. He was also assessed $78 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3U025ev, https://herit.ag/3TYJwXY

StateMinnesotaYear2022NameJill D. KelleyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jill D. Kelley was charged by the state for voting more than once during the same election, felony offense. During the 2020 presidential primary, Jill Kelley voted once in person and once via absentee ballot, both votes cast in Minnesota. She was convicted of the felony charge, and sentenced to 1 year in jail, which was suspended to two years subject to good behavior.  She was placed on probation for two years and assessed $289 in fines and fees.  

Source: https://herit.ag/3CxWuq3 , https://herit.ag/3fwcFLt, https://herit.ag/3T0Ah9L

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameGinger Shae EasonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Ginger S. Eason, of Wake County, was charged by the state for her role in connection with an absentee ballot trafficking scheme to benefit Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris during the 2016 general and 2018 primary elections. Eason and others were affiliated with Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in Bladen County and a consultant for Harris. Eason and others would unlawfully collect ballots from voters, falsely claim to have witnessed the voter casting his or her vote, and then mail the ballots in a manner to conceal that the voter had not mailed the ballot.  Eason pleaded guilty to three felony charges: conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice, possession of absentee ballot, and conspiracy to commit possession of absentee ballot.  Eason was sentenced to 45 days in a misdemeanor confinement program which was suspended to a sentence of 12 months of probation, ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, and assessed fees and costs of $696.

Source: https://herit.ag/3guUl6q

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameOdalinda Mondragon-ArroyoCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Odalinda Mondragon-Arroyo was charged by the federal government with naturalization fraud, making a false statement in an immigration proceeding, misuse of legal documents, and making a false claim of U.S. citizenship to register to vote. Mondragon-Arroyo, a citizen from Mexico and thus ineligible to vote, admitted the conduct and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. Her charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/41v0xOX , herit.ag/3RwluV1 , herit.ag/48q6gYl

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameGessyca Evene Jeaspautine MissieCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gessyca Eyene Jeaspautine Missie was charged by the federal government with naturalization fraud; fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents; and making a false statement in an immigration proceeding, all in connection with submitting a false voter registration application in which he claimed to be a US citizen. Missie, an alien from the Congo, admitted the conduct and entered into a diversion agreement for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3TN1cct , herit.ag/3RNsyfY

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameTonia Marie GordonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Tonia M. Gordon, of Wake County, was changed by the state for her role in connection with an absentee ballot trafficking scheme to benefit Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris during the 2016 general and 2018 primary elections. Gordon and others were affiliated with Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in Bladen County and a consultant for Harris. Eason and others would unlawfully collect ballots from voters, falsely claim to have witnessed the voter casting his or her vote, and then mail the ballots in a manner to conceal that the voter had not mailed the ballot.  Gordon pleaded guilty to three felony charges: conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice, possession of absentee ballot, and conspiracy to commit possession of absentee ballot.  Gordon was sentenced to 120 days in a misdemeanor confinement program which was suspended to a sentence of 12 months of probation, ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, and assessed fees and costs of $956.

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

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameRebecca D. ThompsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Rebecca D. Thompson, of Wake County, was charged by the state for her role in connection with an absentee ballot trafficking scheme to benefit Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris during the 2016 general and 2018 primary elections. Gordon and others were affiliated with Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in Bladen County and a consultant for Harris. Thompson and others would unlawfully collect ballots from voters, falsely claim to have witnessed the voter casting his or her vote, and then mail the ballots in a manner to conceal that the voter had not mailed the ballot.  Gordon pleaded guilty to three felony charges: conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice, possession of absentee ballot, and conspiracy to commit possession of absentee ballot.  Thompson was sentenced to 45 days in a misdemeanor confinement program which was suspended to a sentence of 12 months of probation, ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, and assessed fees and costs of $643.50.

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

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameKelly HendrixCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Kelly Hendrix, of Wake County, was charged by the state for her role in connection with an absentee ballot trafficking scheme to benefit Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris during the 2016 general and 2018 primary elections. Hendrix and others were affiliated with Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in Bladen County and a consultant for Harris. Hendrix and others would unlawfully collect ballots from voters, falsely claim to have witnessed the voter casting his or her vote, and then mail the ballots in a manner to conceal that the voter had not mailed the ballot.  Hendrix pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of absentee ballot.  Hendrix was sentenced to 45 days in a misdemeanor confinement program which was suspended to a sentence of 12 months of probation, ordered to complete 100 hours of community service, and assessed fees and costs of $793.50.

Source: https://herit.ag/3TZLIhX, https://herit.ag/3VnCsW1

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameJames SingletaryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

James Singletary, of Wake County, was charged by the state for his role in connection with an absentee ballot trafficking scheme to benefit Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris during the 2018 general election. Singletary was charged with conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice, possession of absentee ballot, and conspiracy to commit possession of absentee ballot. Singletary and others were affiliated with Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in Bladen County and a consultant for Harris. Singletary and others unlawfully collected ballots from voters, falsely claimed to have witnessed the voter casting his or her vote, and mailed the ballots in a manner intended to conceal that the voter had not mailed the ballot. Singletary pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to possess an absentee ballot and was sentenced to 120 days in the misdemeanor confinement program, which was suspended to 12 months of supervised probation, and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and pay $393.50 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3iu2mta

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameJessica H. DowlessCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jessica Dowless, of Wake County, was charged by the state for her role in connection with an absentee ballot trafficking scheme to benefit Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris during the 2018 general election. Dowless was charged with conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice, swearing falsely, and conspiracy to swear falsely. Dowless and others were affiliated with Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in Bladen County and a consultant for Harris. Dowless and others unlawfully collected ballots from voters, falsely claimed to have witnessed the voter casting his or her vote, and then mailed the ballots in a manner intended to conceal that the voter had not mailed the ballot. Dowless pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to swear falsely in exchange for dismissal of the other charges and was sentenced to 120 days in the misdemeanor confinement program, which was suspended to 12 months of supervised probation, and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and pay court costs and fees of $858.50.

Source: https://herit.ag/3jYSbx7

StateNorth CarolinaYear2022NameCaitlyn CroomCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Caitlyn Croom, of Wake County, was changed by the state for her role in connection with an absentee ballot trafficking during the 2016 general election. Croom conspired with Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in Bladen County, to unlawfully collect ballots from voters, falsely claim to have witnessed the voter casting his or her vote, and then mail the ballots in a manner intended to conceal that the voter had not mailed the ballot. Croom was charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice, possession of absentee ballot, and conspiracy to possess absentee ballot. Croom pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to possess absentee ballot in exchange for the dismissal of the other charges. Croom was sentenced to 45 days in the misdemeanor confinement program, which was suspended for 12 months of supervised probation and ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.

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

StateNew HampshireYear2022NameTodd KrysiakCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Todd Krysiak was charged by the state in Belknap County, with voting in more than one state, a felony, during the 2016 general election. Krysiak voted in person in Alton, NH, where he resides, and again in person in Leominster, MA, where he formerly lived and where he was still registered to vote. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, suspended for two years on the condition of good behavior, and his right to vote in New Hampshire was terminated. He was fined $4,000 and ordered to pay a penalty of $960.

Source: herit.ag/3LoAKS2, herit.ag/3Nasp5D

StateNew HampshireYear2022NameEdward AmiraultCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Edward Amirault, 79, pleaded guilty to the Class B felony of "Voting in More than One State Prohibited." Amirault had voted in the 2018 general election in New Hampshire by absentee ballot and then cast another ballot in the same election in-person in Massachusetts. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, all of which were suspended on the condition of two years of good behavior. Amirault was also ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 and a penalty assessment of $960 and was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3scKvZw , https://herit.ag/3s7Pnz9

StateNew HampshireYear2022NameSigmund BoganskiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Sigmund Boganski was charged by the state after voting twice in the 2016 General Election. He voted by absentee ballot in Arizona and again in-person in New Hampshire. Boganski pleaded guilty to one count of voting in more than one state. He was sentenced to 90 days in the House of Corrections, which was suspended for two years on the condition of good behavior.  He was also fined $1,000 and assessed a $240 penalty. Boganski’s right to vote in New Hampshire was terminated. 

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

StateNew JerseyYear2022NameFrederick GattusoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls

Frederick Gattuso, former Carteret Republican mayoral candidate, was charged with one count of fraudulent voting for voting twice during the November 2020 presidential election as different people with similar names. Gattuso pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with public records and was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3CgCA39

StateNew YorkYear2022NameKimberly McPhersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Kimberly McPherson, a city of Troy council member and Republican, pleaded guilty to one count of identity theft for casting absentee ballots in the names of two other people in the 2021 city council election. In seeking re-election, McPherson cast at least one absentee ballot on behalf of another during the primary election, and during the general election cast absentee ballots for at least two people other than herself. As part of her plea agreement, McPherson has agreed to resign her position on the city council. She faces up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced.

Source: https://herit.ag/3OObF1U , https://herit.ag/3QRV7HP

StateOhioYear2022NameJacob WohlCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Jacob Wohl, along with his accomplice John “Jack” Burkman, was charged by the state with 15 felony counts for a robocall phone scheme in which calls were made in the name of a non-existent group called the 1599 project to tens of thousands of voters in Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois urging voters not to vote by mail during the summer of 2020. The robocalls falsely stated that voting by mail could lead to voter information being harvested by law enforcement, debt collectors, and other government agencies. Wohl was charged with eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of “bribery” by attempting to induce individuals through unlawful means not to register or vote. He pleaded guilty to one count of telecommunications fraud in exchange for the dismissal of all other charges.  He was sentenced to 180 days of house arrest with GPS monitoring, 24 months of probation, fined $2,500, plus $20 per month in supervision fees, and ordered to complete 500 hours of community service in a voter registration drive aimed at low and middle income individuals in the Washington D.C. area.

Source: herit.ag/3G510OC , herit.ag/3hAr62F, herit.ag/3V9PYfa , herit.ag/3jdN5wS

StateOhioYear2022NameJohn BurkmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

John “Jack” Burkman, along with his accomplice Jacob Wahl, was charged by the state with 15 felony counts for a robocall phone scheme in which calls were made in the name of a non-existent group called the 1599 project to tens of thousands of voters in Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois urging voters not to vote by mail during the summer of 2020. The robocalls falsely stated that voting by mail could lead to voter information being harvested by law enforcement, debt collectors, and other government agencies. Burkman was charged with eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of “bribery” by attempting to induce individuals through unlawful means not to register or vote. He pleaded guilty to one count of telecommunications fraud in exchange for the dismissal of all other charges.  He was sentenced to 180 days of house arrest with GPS monitoring, 24 months of probation, fined $2,500, plus $20 per month in supervision fees, and ordered to complete 500 hours of community service in a voter registration drive aimed at low and middle income individuals in the Washington D.C. area.

Source: herit.ag/3G510OC , herit.ag/3hAr62F, herit.ag/3V9PYfa, herit.ag/3WqjAWO, herit.ag/3YxkX82

StatePennsylvaniaYear2022NameMichael "Ozzie" MyersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeAltering The Vote Count

Former U.S. Congressman Michael "Ozzie" Myers was charged with over 13 felonies for his role in orchestrating a scheme to stuff ballot boxes in favor of Democrat candidates he either favored or represented as a consultant. Myers, a former Democrat congressman who was ousted from office and served time in prison on charges of bribery and corruption due to his involvement in the Abscam sting, orchestrated schemes in Philadelphia's 39th Ward, the 36th and 2nd Divisions, to commit ballot fraud. He conspired with Domenick Demuro and Marie Beren, Judges of Elections for each ward by bribing them to add additional fraudulent votes to voting machines for candidates Myers represented or supported as a political consultant. This scheme occurred during elections between 2014-2018. He pleaded guilty to charges of depriving persons of civil rights, bribery, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election. If his plea deal is accepted by the judge he faces up to 60 years in prison and over $1 million in fines. He will be sentenced in September.

Source: https://herit.ag/3QUaOys, https://herit.ag/3OPOmEV, https://herit.ag/3OHSA18

StatePennsylvaniaYear2022NameRasheen Edgar CrewsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Rasheen Crews was charged by the state in Philadelphia County with two felony counts of criminal solicitation to commit forgery and theft by failure to make a required disposition of funds received after engaging in a ballot petition signature scheme. Crews, a political consultant in Philadelphia, perpetrated a ballot petition fraud scheme to get his clients listed on the ballot for the May 2019 Democratic primary races. Crews and his employees, acting at his direction, forged thousands of signatures in an effort to obtain the required number of legal signatures needed for his clients to be listed on the ballot. In addition to forging signatures by hand, over 1,000 signatures were photocopied rather than hand-written. Crews pleaded guilty to the two felony counts, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, assessed fines and fees of $761.25, and barred from participating in political campaigns during his probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/49L7bUU , https://herit.ag/46pxHjM , https://herit.ag/49Q0e4P , https://herit.ag/415bsPf

StatePennsylvaniaYear2022NameFrancis PrestoCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls

Francis Presto of South Park, a registered Republican, requested and cast an absentee ballot on behalf of his deceased wife. He was charged with felonies for interfering with an election and unlawful use of a computer and a misdemeanor charge for forging a ballot. He was sentenced to a diversion program of 2 years and ordered to complete 250 hours of community service. His charges will be dropped upon completion of the terms of his diversion program.

Source: https://herit.ag/3ONL8BN, https://herit.ag/3P2FQT9, https://herit.ag/3OM1RoO

StatePennsylvaniaYear2022NameCheryl MihaliakCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Cheryl Mihaliak was charged by the state in Lancaster County with two counts of forging and destroying ballots after filling out and submitting an absentee ballot on behalf of her deceased mother during the May 2022 primary election. Mihaliak had requested an absentee ballot for her and her mother (Teresa Mihaliak), as her caregiver, but her mother died on April 14 before she could fill out the ballot. However, the county board of elections received a ballot for the mother completed by her daughter on April 28. Mihaliak pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of forging and destroying ballots and was sentenced to 2 years of probation, assessed $1,610.75 in fines and fees, and is barred from voting for 4 years. 

Source: https://herit.ag/46vmWwi , https://herit.ag/3MWw8mt , https://herit.ag/3GhgU7H

StatePennsylvaniaYear2022NameMelissa FisherCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls

Melissa Fisher was charged with a misdemeanor count of violating absentee and mail-in ballot provisions after signing and submitting an absentee ballot on behalf of her deceased mother during the 2020 general election in Quakertown. She pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge and two unrelated theft charges and was sentenced to 3 to 23 months in prison and 3 years’ probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3A4ZlUV

StateRhode IslandYear2022NameRobert NickersonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Robert Nickerson was charged by the state in Newport County with two felony counts of mail-ballot fraud for voting twice in the 2020 General Election after receiving a tip from a Florida election official. Nickerson voted by absentee ballot in Rhode Island, where he registered to vote in 1996, and again by absentee ballot in Florida, where he registered to vote in 2020. He pleaded no contest to the charges in exchange for no jail time. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine and was assessed $1,103.25 in fees and court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/41BIuFQ, https://herit.ag/41D4HUe

StateTennesseeYear2022NameRichard GarrettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Richard Garrett, a former Clarksville City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem, pled guilty to a state felony charge of voter registration fraud for providing a false address as his primary residence, when, in fact, he lived and voted outside the district that he represented.  He was sentenced to probation for two years and assessed $1,719 in fines and fees. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3CwYjn5

StateTexasYear2022NameMarlena JacksonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Marlena Jackson, wife of Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, pleaded guilty to charges of misdemeanor election fraud. During the 2018 Democratic primary Longview City council election, Jackson's husband Shannon Brown organized a scheme to harvest absentee ballots with help from two paid campaign workers and Jackson to increase the ballots in Brown's favor. Jackson working with Brown and his crew, solicited over a hundred mail-in ballots by assisting with absentee ballot applications, misleading voters about the requirements for voting by mail, and in some cases filling out the applications and falsely claiming that such voters were disabled, often without their knowledge or consent. Marlena was originally charged with close to 100 different felony charges including providing false information on a voting application, election fraud, and tampering with a government record with the intent to defraud or harm. Jackson was sentenced to a year's probation and a $2,445 fine.

Source: https://herit.ag/33qzzOJ, https://herit.ag/3oSoH3O , https://herit.ag/3rRxrc7, https://herit.ag/3GVHG3E

StateTexasYear2022NameMonica Mendez Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Monica Mendez was charged with 26 felonies after her involvement in an absentee ballot trafficking scheme to alter the results of the May 2018 Bloomington water board election. Mendez served as a volunteer deputy registrar and was responsible for registering new voters in her official role. During this election, 275 people in Bloomington registered to vote all using the same post office box as a mailing address. However, the address was associated with a subsidized housing company who was attempting the sway the outcome of the election. According to the press release by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton "Mendez ran a vote-harvesting operation on behalf of a subsidized housing corporation in order to influence the outcome of a utility board election." Mendez Mendez pleaded guilty to 26 felony counts including three counts of illegal voting, eight counts of election fraud, seven counts of unlawful assistance to a voter to submit a ballot by mail, and eight counts of unlawful possession of a mail ballot. She was sentenced to five years of deferred adjudication probation, 80 hours of community service, and fined $1,415.

Source: https://herit.ag/3OMoYQ8 , https://herit.ag/3bxUROc, https://herit.ag/3OHfLsv

StateTexasYear2022NameCharlie Burns Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Charlie Burns Jr., campaign worker for Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of knowingly possessing an absentee ballot with intent to defraud for his involvement in a ballot harvesting scheme. During the 2018 Democratic primary Longview City council election, Shannon Brown participated in a scheme to harvest absentee ballots with help from his wife Marlena Jackson, Burns, and DeWayne Ward, another paid campaign worker, to increase the vote total for Brown. Burns working with Brown, Jackson, and another campaign worker, solicited over a hundred mail-in ballots by assisting with absentee ballot applications, providing incorrect information to voters about the requirements for voting by mail, and in some cases filing out the ballots and falsely claiming that such voters were disabled, often without their knowledge or consent. Burns was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended to a year's probation, and fined $445.

Source: https://herit.ag/3gSxiyS , https://herit.ag/3oSxz9F, https://herit.ag/3rUront, https://herit.ag/3GNZihK

StateTexasYear2022NameFrancisco TamezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Francisco Tamez Jr., a convicted felon who was ineligible to vote, was charged by the state with illegally voting in the 2017 City of Edinburg municipal election, a felony offense. Tamez pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment, with credit given for 226 days already spent in jail.

Source: https://herit.ag/3TXhaxm, https://herit.ag/3ACajSY, https://herit.ag/3TUh7SJ

StateTexasYear2022NameDeWayne WardCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

DeWayne Ward, campaign worker for Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of knowingly possessing an absentee ballot with intent to defraud for his involvement in a ballot harvesting scheme during the 2018 Longview City Council Democratic primary election. During that election, Shannon Brown organized a scheme to harvest absentee ballots with help from his wife, Marlena Jackson, Ward, and Charlie Burns Jr. another paid campaign worker, to increase the vote tally in Brown's favor. Ward, working with Brown, Jackson, and another campaign worker, solicited over a hundred mail-in ballots by assisting with absentee ballot applications, misleading voters about the requirements for voting by mail, and in some cases filling out the applications and falsely claiming that such voters were disabled, often without their knowledge or consent. Ward was sentenced to one year in jail, which was suspended to a year's probation, and fined $445.

Source: https://herit.ag/3HXp7gz, https://herit.ag/3LBeQZV , https://herit.ag/3sMrGf3, https://herit.ag/3uSSbSK

StateWisconsinYear2022NameMarkeis CarterCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Carter was charged by the state in Fond du Lac County with one felony count of election fraud registration and one misdemeanor count of falsifying voter registration after registering a UPS store as his residential address during the 2020 General Election. Carter entered into a pretrial diversion program for two months and his charges will be dismissed if he successfully completes the program.

Source: https://herit.ag/3LMgFVA, https://herit.ag/3QkURmo

StateWisconsinYear2022NameDonald HolzCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Donald Holz of Fond du Lac was charged with one felony count of illegal voting after he voted in the 2020 general election despite having a prior felony conviction, which prohibited him from participating in elections. He pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined $500, and ordered to pay court costs.  

Source: https://herit.ag/3c7CZu1

StateWisconsinYear2022NameJed DietenbergerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jed Dietenberger was charged by the state with one felony count of illegal voting during a mayoral election and the 2020 presidential primary election. He was accused of registering and voting despite being a convicted felon, and therefore ineligible. Dietenberger pleaded no contest, and was adjudicated guilty, to the charge, and was ordered to pay $815 in fines and court costs. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3rxM1Ve, https://herit.ag/3e4QprI

StateWisconsinYear2022NameChristine DaikawaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Christine Daikawa was charged with absentee ballot fraud (a misdemeanor) and attempting to impersonate an elector (a felony) after submitting her dead partner's ballot during the 2020 general election. Daikawa pleaded no contest, and was adjudicated guilty, to both charges and was sentenced to 30 days for the misdemeanor charge and 60 days for the felony which will be served consecutively and ordered to pay $961 in court costs. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3RCOetk, https://herit.ag/3Cy05EF

StateWisconsinYear2022NameSam WellsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Sam Wells was charged by the state with one felony count of election fraud registration after registering a P.O. Box in Fond du Lac County as his residential address, despite not living in that county during the 2020 General Election. He pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of falsifying voter registration after the district attorney reduced the charge. Wells was assessed fines and court costs of $831.

Source: https://herit.ag/3X3tq1y , https://herit.ag/3XcJqhC

StateWisconsinYear2022NameJamie WellsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jamie Wells was charged by the state with one felony count of election fraud registration after registering a P.O. Box in Fond du Lac County as her residential address, despite not living in that county during the 2020 General Election. She pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of falsifying voter registration after the district attorney reduced the charge. Wells was assessed a fine of $300 plus court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3GPD5SH, https://herit.ag/3XnvcdN

StateWisconsinYear2022NameMary GebertCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Mary Gebert, clerk for the town of Bergen in Marathon County, Wisconsin, was charged with one felony count of misconduct in public office, one felony count of election official destroying poll list, and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer during the 2020 General Election. Following the election, poll workers were unable to find one of the voter numbers, which they needed to match for accuracy. Gebert signed a random person's name without their knowledge to allegedly resolve the discrepancy. However, the person had moved out of Bergen and had voted in his or her new jurisdiction. Gebert pleaded guilty to one felony count of election official destroying poll list in exchange for dismissal of the other charges and was sentenced to two years of probation, fined $1,000, assessed $788 in court costs, and ordered not to participate in the administration or polling of any election.

Source: https://herit.ag/3tcPPPX, https://herit.ag/46qeQFS

StateWisconsinYear2022NameMichael Ray OverallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Michael Ray Overall was charged by the state in St. Croix County with illegal voting, election registration fraud, registering to vote in more than one place, and voting more than once, all felonies, after voting twice in the 2020 General Election. He voted once in person in Beloit, a town in Rock County, and again by absentee ballot in St. Croix County. He was found guilty by a jury of all the charges and ordered to pay a penalty of $4,711.90 plus post-judgment interest and engage in 80 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3EYuqfY, https://herit.ag/3RIR6IF

StateWisconsinYear2022NameLawrence KlugCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Ineligible Voting

Lawrence Klug, was charged with one felony count of providing false information to an election official for casting a vote while not residing in Fond du Lac County during the 2020 general election. He used the address of a UPS Store for his voter registration. He was convicted of one misdemeanor charge of falsifying voter registration and fined $500 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3SV6oIC

StateWisconsinYear2022NameJeffrey TestroeteCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jeffrey Testroete was charged by the state in Fond du Lac County with one misdemeanor count of election fraud-falsifying voter registration after registering a UPS store as his residential address during the 2020 General Election. Testroete entered into a pretrial diversion program for three months and his charges will be dismissed if he successfully completes the program.

Source: https://herit.ag/3F2daq6, https://herit.ag/3ZUuKWR

StateWest VirginiaYear2022NameKathryn NestorCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Kathryn Nestor, of Vienna, was charged with one count of false swearing after signing the names of other registered voters on a mayoral nomination petition during the 2020 Vienna municipal election. Nestor pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to ten days in jail which was suspended, 6 months of probation, and fined $50.

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

StateCaliforniaYear2021NameCaesar Peter AbutinCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Caesar Abutin, of Norwalk, voted under the name of his deceased mother three times between 2012 and 2014. He was charged with one count of impersonating another voter, one count of fraudulently requesting an absentee ballot, and one count of fraudulent voting, all felony charges. He entered a diversion program with supervised probation for 12 months and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. If he successfully completes the program, the charges against him will be dismissed.

Source: https://herit.ag/2TCrAcu, https://herit.ag/3vLXjqd, https://herit.ag/3beDMoU

StateCaliforniaYear2021NameNeil KitchensCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Neil Kitchens, a former Republican state assembly candidate, was charged with claiming a false residency for candidacy in the 2018 general election. Kitchens claimed residency in the 30th district, when he actually lived in the neighboring 29th district. Kitchens pleaded no contest to one felony charge of filing a false declaration of candidacy and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Source: bit.ly/3qDBZ21, bit.ly/3cnYvH3

StateCaliforniaYear2021NameAlex CampbellCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Alex Campbell, Republican city councilman and mayor pro tem of Crescent City, California, falsely claimed his residence was within city limits when submitting his candidacy for councilman. Campbell was charged with two felony counts of perjury and one count of false declaration of his candidacy and pleaded guilty to one count of making a false declaration of candidacy. He faces up to two years of probation and $20,000 in fines for his charge.

Source: https://herit.ag/3vJP26e, https://herit.ag/3ba1J0G

StateColoradoYear2021NameJan (Wilson) CummerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Following a bench trial, Jan Wilson was convicted of voting twice by absentee ballot in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, a misdemeanor offense. Wilson was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3f22rzg

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

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

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

StateIndianaYear2021NameJanet ReedCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Janet Reed, an Evansville Democratic Party activist, was charged by the state with one count of unauthorized absentee ballot, a felony offense. Reed sent illegally pre-marked absentee ballots applications to voters ahead of the 2020 primary election. Reed filled out the applications by pre-selecting the Democrat Party where voters were supposed to choose a Republican or Democratic primary ballot. Reed included instructions that the section in question "needs no input." Reed kept sending the pre-marked applications even after receiving warnings from election officials and the Democrat Party. Reed pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months’ probation and ordered to pay restitution of $2,740 and court costs of $925. She was also barred from working on any elections during her probation. The court indicated that it would consider reducing the charge to a misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3VkpWGF, https://herit.ag/3TZLNlu, https://herit.ag/3Vmv4dc

StateKansasYear2021NameSteve WatkinsCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Steve Watkins, a former Republican congressman from Kansas, listed a postal box at a UPS store as his residence on a state voter registration form while living temporarily at his parents’ home during a 2019 municipal election. Watkins was charged with three felonies - voting without being qualified, knowingly voting with more than one advance ballot, and interfering with the investigation intending to obstruct. He entered into a diversion agreement where his prosecution will be deferred for six months. If he complies with the terms of the agreement and pays a $250 fee, the charges will be dropped.

Source: https://herit.ag/2UWDzlV, https://herit.ag/3BJy7mV

StateMichiganYear2021NamePaul ParanaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Paul Parana of Canton was charged with impersonating a voter after he forged his daughter's signature on an absentee ballot in 2020 General Election. He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor election law violation, was sentenced to 90 days’ probation, and ordered to pay $1,100 in fines and court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/3eXnao7, https://herit.ag/3rGpyF0, https://herit.ag/378DNIU

StateMinnesotaYear2021NameLinda Marie StatelyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Linda Maria Stately, of Little Falls, was charged by the state with ineligible voting, a felony, after registering on Election Day and voting in the 2020 general election despite being a convicted felon on probation. Stately pleaded guilty to the charge of ineligible voting and was sentenced to five years of probation and assessed $135 in fines and fees. If she successfully completes the terms of her probation, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

Source: https://herit.ag/3EwR92c, https://herit.ag/3ADQtH8

StateMississippiYear2021NameJune 2020 Aberdeen First Ward Alderman…Case TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Judge Jeff Weill overturned the results of the June 2020 First Ward Alderman Democratic primary election in Aberdeen, Mississippi, due to absentee ballot fraud, and has ordered a new election. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner of the June primary by a margin of 37 votes over Robert Devaull. After Devaull filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the race, the Monroe County District court found that 66 of the 84 absentee ballots cast should not have been counted because they were not valid. A notary, Dallas Jones, was arrested for election fraud for notarizing ballots without watching voters sign ballots or checking their identification. In addition to the absentee ballot fraud, the court found evidence of intimidation at the polls by various public officials, including Mayor Maurice Howard, candidate Holliday, and Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle, which constituted violations of anti-electioneering rules at polling places.

Source: https://herit.ag/3idftfH , https://herit.ag/3BPBXeb, https://herit.ag/3iM4ubO

StateMontanaYear2021NameMichael WintersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Michael Winters was charged in Gallatin County with one count of deceptive election practices for filling out a voter registration form under the false name "Miguel Raton" - Spanish for Mickey Mouse. Winters combined his driver's license number and Mickey Mouse's birthday to fill out the registration form. But the ID number belonged to a Missoula resident, which Winters said was unintentional, and he didn't know the person. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 6 months in prison, which was suspended in lieu of his completing 100 hours of community service.  He was also assessed fees and costs of $375.

Source: https://herit.ag/40IAtxS, https://herit.ag/40Q6Pa1, https://herit.ag/41FzbVt , https://herit.ag/3ozrQrT

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameMiguel Angel Dominguez-MartinezCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Miguel Angel Dominguez-Martinez was charged by the federal government with attempted naturalization fraud; visa fraud; and making a false statement in an immigration proceeding, all in connection with submitting a false voter registration application in which he claimed to be a US citizen. Dominguez-Martinez, an alien from Guatemala, admitted the conduct and entered a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3NRIKMi , herit.ag/4aADWEC

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameByron Rene Benavides-CamposCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Byron Rene Benavides-Campos was charged by the federal government with naturalization fraud, making a false statement in an immigration proceeding, misuse of legal documents, and making a false claim of U.S. citizenship to register to vote. Byron Rene Benavides-Campos, a citizen from El Salvador and thus ineligible to vote, admitted the conduct and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. His charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/478ZYeI , herit.ag/3v2JfMM , herit.ag/3tpe2TH

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameIkechukwu Agustine OkekeCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ikechukwu Agustine Okeke was charged by the federal government with making a false claim of U.S. Citizenship in order to register to vote. Okeke, a citizen from Nigeria and thus ineligible to vote, admitted the conduct and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. Her charges were dropped upon completion of the program. 

Source: herit.ag/3ty1Xvi , herit.ag/3ty29L2 , herit.ag/41AwA00

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameGeorge Ian RichardsonCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

George Ian Richardson was charged by the federal government with one count of falsely claiming to be a US citizen in order to register to vote. Richardson, an alien from Bermuda, admitted the conduct and entered a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3viZvtf , herit.ag/41MtGoN

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameJose Abraham NavarroCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jose Abraham Navarro was charged by the federal government with making a false claim of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote and voting in the 2016 General Election. Navarro, a citizen from Mexico and thus ineligible to vote, admitted the conduct and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. His charges were dropped upon completion of the program. 

Source: herit.ag/3RB0Z9E , herit.ag/41BvFMO , herit.ag/41vPchm

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameSoraya PaktiawalCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Soraya Paktiawal was charged by the federal government with one count of falsely claiming to be a US citizen in order to register to vote. Paktiawal, an alien from Afghanistan, admitted the conduct and entered a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3ROlpfk , herit.ag/3S2pQVp

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameGabriela Guzman-MiguelCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Gabriela Guzman-Miguel was charged by the federal government with making a false claim of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote and voting in the 2016 Primary Election and General Election. Gabriela Guzman-Miguel, a citizen from Mexico and thus ineligible to vote, admitted the conduct and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. Her charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3v5UZ0Z , herit.ag/4asGSDh , herit.ag/4atjSnD

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameLurbyn Soraya Chirinos-CastroCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Lurbyn Chirinos-Castro was charged by the federal government with one count of falsely claiming to be a US citizen in order to register to vote. Chirinos-Castro, an alien from Honduras, admitted the conduct and entered a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3H6ix8Y , herit.ag/48zYBXA

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameMiriam Perez-RobledoCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Miriam Perez-Robledo was charged by the federal government with one count of falsely claiming to be a US citizen in order to register to vote. Perez-Robledo, an alien from Mexico, admitted the conduct and entered a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3NLJgLJ , herit.ag/4aFTyH4

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameFaustin NgaruyinkaCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Faustin Ngaruyinka was charged by the federal government with falsely claiming to be a US citizen in order to register to vote; fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents; and making a false statement in an immigration proceeding. Ngaruyinka, an alien from the Congo, admitted the conduct and entered a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/48kqy6a , herit.ag/48hzN75

StateNorth CarolinaYear2021NameJeffrey Kenneth HamiltonCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Jeffrey Hamilton was charged by the federal government with naturalization fraud; fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents; and making a false statement in an immigration proceeding, all in connection with submitting a false voter registration application in which he claimed to be a US citizen. Hamilton, an alien from Canada, admitted the conduct and entered a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. The charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3vj0hGF , herit.ag/3RNZ0iw

StateNew HampshireYear2021NameVincent MarzelloCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Vincent Marzello, 65, was indicted on one count of wrongful voting for voting twice during the November 8, 2016 general election. The indictment alleges he knowingly voted twice by voting once as Vincent Marzello and once by impersonating a woman Helen Elisabeth Ashley under the false name he registered. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in prison, which was then suspended for a period of two years. Marzello was also fined $300 of a civil penalty of $3,000 with the remaining funds suspended for five years.

Source: https://herit.ag/3zpVAHv, https://herit.ag/3l01tYn, https://herit.ag/2XAi7EL

StateNew HampshireYear2021NameLaurence KahnCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Laurence Kahn, of Londonderry, was charged with voting twice in the 2016 election. Kahn voted in Elm River Township, Michigan then again in-person in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He pleaded guilty to the Class B felony charge for knowingly checking in to vote in Londonderry and casting a New Hampshire ballot after having cast a Michigan ballot. He was sentenced to 90 days in the House of Corrections, but his jail sentence was stayed for one year conditioned on his maintaining good behavior. Kahn was also fined $4,000, ordered to pay an additional penalty of $960, and is barred from voting in New Hampshire.

Source: https://herit.ag/3zrLgyL, https://herit.ag/3nMT77O

StateNew HampshireYear2021NameOle OisinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Ole Oisin pleaded guilty to two counts of wrongful voting in connection with the February 2020 presidential primary, both Class A misdemeanors under state law. Oisin, a naturalized citizen, submitted false information stating his place of birth as "Senegal, Nation of Islam" when Oisin was born in Ireland. He also submitted an incorrect date of birth and address on his voter registration information. He was sentenced to concurrent terms of 90 days in jail, which were suspended for two years subject to good behavior.  He was also fined $2,000, with $1,000 suspended for two years subject to good behavior. Pursuant to state law, Oisin also lost his right to vote.

Source: https://herit.ag/3fHOx8W , https://herit.ag/3rOmk3b

StateNevadaYear2021NameDonald "Kirk" HartleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Donald Hartle, a Republican, was charged with two state felonies for voting twice in the 2020 general election, once under his own name and a second time via absentee ballot using his deceased wife's name. Hartle pleaded guilty to one count of “voting more than once at same election,” a Class D felony. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Hartle was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $2,000, and after he successfully completed his probation sentence, he was allowed to plead down to a lower charge of “conspiracy to commit voting more than once at same election,” a gross misdemeanor.

Source: bit.ly/3sDDaDq , bit.ly/32up0tA , bit.ly/3116CaS, https://herit.ag/3i62yya

StateNevadaYear2021NameCraig FrankCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Craig Frank was charged by the state with voting twice in the same election after voting in Arkansas and then again in Nevada during the 2016 general election. He pleaded guilty to voting more than once in the same election, a category "D" felony. Frank was sentenced to a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 30 months in prison; the sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years.

Source: https://herit.ag/3M5AGVU, https://herit.ag/3yi059b, https://herit.ag/3edDyU6

StateOhioYear2021NameEdward SnodgrassCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls

Edward Snodgrass, a registered Republican and a Porter Township Trustee, was charged with one felony count of illegal voting after submitting an absentee ballot on behalf of his deceased father in the 2020 General Election. As part of his plea deal, Snodgrass pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of falsification, was sentenced to three days in jail, and fined $500.

Source: https://herit.ag/3BsROzS , https://herit.ag/3uVbsmM, https://herit.ag/3uRpXYz

StateOhioYear2021NameIrnatine W. BoayueCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Irnatine Boayue was charged by the state with one count of illegal voting during the 2016 general election. Boayue registered to vote despite being ineligible as a non-citizen. She pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of attempted false voter registration and was sentenced to one day in the Franklin County Correction Center. The court waived fines and court costs on account of the defendant's indigency.

Source: https://herit.ag/3i69USh, https://herit.ag/3TTpT3D, https://herit.ag/3EyoYQg

StatePennsylvaniaYear2021NameBruce BartmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Bruce Bartman was charged with falsely registering for an absentee ballot on behalf of his deceased mother and his deceased mother-in-law in the 2020 general election. A registered Republican, he used his mother’s driver license number and the last four digits of his mother-in-law’s social security number to register them as Republicans in effort to cast fraudulent ballots for Donald Trump. Bartman cast an absentee ballot in his mother’s name, but did not obtain an absentee ballot for his mother-in-law. Bartman pleaded guilty to two felony counts of perjury and one misdemeanor count of illegal voting. He was sentenced to five years’ probation, is barred from voting in any election for 4 years, and is no longer eligible to serve on a jury.

Source: bit.ly/3yojLqr, bit.ly/3fuAtM3 , bit.ly/340i2cN

StatePennsylvaniaYear2021NameDomenick DemuroCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeAltering The Vote Count

Domenick Demuro, a Judge of Elections in Philadelphia and a Democratic ward leader, accepted bribes to add fraudulent ballots to voting machines and falsely certify election results for certain Democrat candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections. According to the DOJ press release, Demuro “admitted that a local political consultant gave him directions and paid him money to add votes for candidates supported by the consultant, including candidates for judicial office whose campaigns actually hired the consultant, and other candidates for various federal, state and local elective offices preferred by that consultant for a variety of reasons.” Demuro pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights and one violation of the Hatch act. He will be sentenced on July 20, 2021.

Source: Case No 2:20-cr-00112-PD , bit.ly/2QjjcNh, bit.ly/3vituMP , bit.ly/3tMuXKZ

StatePennsylvaniaYear2021NameRalph Holloway ThurmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Registered Republican Ralph Holloway Thurman voted twice in the 2020 presidential election. After casting his vote, Thurman asked a poll worker if he could vote on behalf of his son, and when workers informed him that it was not allowed, he left the building. Later that day Thurman returned, disguised in a hat and sunglasses, and signed the poll book as his son, a registered Democrat. After casting the second ballot, pollsters recognized him, notified the judge of elections, but Thurman left before election officials could confront him. He pleaded guilty to one count of repeat voting, a felony. Thurman was sentenced to three years' probation and is barred from voting for four years as part of a negotiated plea deal.

Source: https://herit.ag/3vQ5CRV, https://herit.ag/3vQ5CRV, https://herit.ag/2XLR6y2

StatePennsylvaniaYear2021NameRobert Richard Lynn Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Registered Republican Robert Richard Lynn was charged with a third-class misdemeanor for using his deceased mother’s credentials to cast an absentee ballot for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. He was sentenced to six months probation and 40 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3Cmw4VO, https://herit.ag/3bauXN9

StateRhode IslandYear2021NamePaul KrikorianCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Paul Krikorian was charged by the state in Newport County with two felony counts of mail-ballot fraud for voting twice in the 2020 General Election. He voted by absentee ballot in Rhode Island and again by absentee ballot in Florida. He pleaded no contest to the charges in exchange for no jail time. He was assessed $1403.25 in total fines and court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/41MC4ni , https://herit.ag/3oHIju0

StateTexasYear2021NameShannon BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Shannon Brown, Commissioner of Gregg County, Texas pleaded guilty to charges of misdemeanor election fraud and record tampering. During the 2018 Democratic primary Longview City Council election, Brown organized a scheme to harvest absentee ballots with help from two paid campaign workers and his wife to increase the votes in his favor. Brown, along with his crew, solicited over a hundred mail-in ballots by assisting with absentee ballot applications, misleading voters about the requirements for voting by mail, and in some cases filling out the applications and falsely claiming that such voters were disabled, often without their knowledge or consent. Brown was originally charged with over 20 felony charges related to providing false information on voting applications. As part of his plea deal, Brown was sentenced to one year in jail which was suspended to a year's probation and fined $2,445. Brown was allowed to stay in office.

Source: https://herit.ag/3uVtk0S, https://herit.ag/3JBDN5J, https://herit.ag/3Bo6xf6 , https://herit.ag/3gMJvFv

StateVirginiaYear2021NameJonathan Meade West Sr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jonathan Meade West, Sr., of Hayes, was charged with a felony for attempting to cast two ballots in the 2020 general election. West first voted absentee at the Gloucester County Voter Register's office. He then returned four days later and tried to cast a second ballot. He was stopped from casting a second ballot when the election worker checked his information using a back-up to the VERIS (Virginia Election Registration Information System) system since it was not working that day. He was convicted of an amended misdemeanor charge of obtaining services under false pretense after attempting to vote twice. West, a self-described "unabashed conservative," was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 12 months, fined $500, and ordered to pay $96 in court costs.

Source: https://herit.ag/375VNDP, https://herit.ag/3f2SNN0

StateWest VirginiaYear2021NameElizabeth DurhamCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Elizabeth Durham was charged with 5 felonies after attempting to change the voter registration of a deceased West Virginia voter. Durham pleaded no contest to one charge of petit larceny and one charge of unlawful voter registration and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended to 6 months of probation.

Source: bit.ly/3qwJ5Yf

StateWest VirginiaYear2021NameTimothy Aaron MetzCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Timothy Metz, a candidate for the Morgantown City Council, falsified 21 signatures of voters for his nomination petition, including one deceased person. He pleaded guilty to one count of falsely filing a certification of nomination and was sentenced as part of his plea agreement to a pre-trial diversion program with a 24 month period of supervised probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3l6slpx

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: https://herit.ag/3rBsT89, https://herit.ag/3yajZ43

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

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: https://herit.ag/2TDtauF

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

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: https://herit.ag/3yf300A, https://herit.ag/3zEg53G

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: https://herit.ag/2WsDEhC, https://herit.ag/3Go5VZb

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: https://herit.ag/3l2W3vQ, https://herit.ag/3i5ACYN

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: https://herit.ag/3yakSJJ, https://herit.ag/3zDnYX9,

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: https://herit.ag/3f0bT6m, https://herit.ag/3761kKS, Case no. 18-NF-002566-B

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

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 elderly voter, a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 11 months in jail which was suspended, two years of probation, and fined $800.

Source: https://herit.ag/3i9o8PS, https://herit.ag/3zFrFLL

StateNew JerseyYear2020NameWilliam RojasCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

William Rojas, of Hoboken, acted illegally by attempting to bribe voters with $50 to send in mail-in ballots to support a candidate for a seat on the Hoboken City Council during the 2015 Hoboken municipal election. Rojas was charged with and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with others to use the mail to promote a voter bribery scheme. He was sentenced to one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/3dz9yPG , bit.ly/2QfW2Y8 , bit.ly/2PaCzI4 , bit.ly/32sVwIW

StateNew JerseyYear2020NameMay 2020 Third Ward Paterson City…Case TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

The May 2020 election for the Third Ward Paterson City Council was overturned by Superior Court Judge Ernest M. Caposela because of what he called “mail in vote procedural violations”. The Passaic County Board of Elections became aware of potential absentee ballots that were improperly cast and handled. Of all ballots cast in the election, 24.29% were rejected. Ballots were rejected because signatures did not match and sections on the ballot designating that someone other than the voter was handling the ballot were left unfilled. A substantial number of ballots were left on the floor of an apartment building, while approximately two hundred uncounted mail-in ballots were found in a postal box located in the adjacent township. Shortly after the election results were tabulated, evidence emerged about an absentee ballot trafficking scheme involving at least four individuals, including two members running for City Council. Candidate Alex Mendez, current councilman Michael Jackson, Shelim Khalique, and Abu Razyen have now been charged with various felonies related to the alleged scheme. The judge ordered a new special election which was held in November 2020. Alex Mendez won by a nine-vote margin, despite the criminal voter fraud charges that are pending against him.

Source: https://herit.ag/3iXAPN9 , https://herit.ag/3f2iVaF, https://herit.ag/3BNsOmj

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: https://herit.ag/3l1iAJf , https://herit.ag/3i9ub7o, 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: https://herit.ag/3f4YnhM, 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: https://herit.ag/3BMDxh2

StateWisconsinYear2020NameChad ArmstrongCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Chad Armstrong, a convicted felon on probation, voted in the 2018 election despite being ineligible. He was charged with felony election fraud but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to five days in jail.

Source: bit.ly/37HfjaT

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: https://herit.ag/2TBAc30, https://herit.ag/3f296cQ

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://herit.ag/3y8oU5f, https://herit.ag/3xcAQBQ, https://herit.ag/3zImZEW

StateArizonaYear2019NameRichard John GreenfieldCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Richard John Greenfield was charged by the state after he voted twice in the 2016 election, once in Pima County, Arizona, and again in Washoe County, Nevada. Greenfield, a registered Republican, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempted illegal voting. He was sentenced to two years of probation, ordered to complete at least 100 hours of community restitution, and fined $2,500. He is also prohibited from voting while on probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3f2mGNt, https://herit.ag/2TBqNsg

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 was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. 

 

 

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

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: https://herit.ag/3l01oUz , https://herit.ag/3i4URpJ

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: https://herit.ag/3jGoRbN

StateMississippiYear2019NameCary JohnsonCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeBuying Votes

Cary Johnson, the former Canton Fire Chief, bought votes using money and beer in his 2017 race for fire chief. Johnson was indicted on three counts of voter fraud, but as part of a plea deal, he plead guilty to one count and was admitted to a pre-trial diversion program. Johnson was given one year to complete the program in order to avoid a felony conviction.

Source: https://herit.ag/2WrcPKJ , https://herit.ag/3f42Z7T

StateMississippiYear2019NameJennifer RobinsonCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations, Ineligible Voting

Jennifer Robinson, of Canton, falsely registered for an absentee ballot and then voted in 2017 municipal elections.  She was charged with multiple counts of voter fraud and voting by an unqualified person for voting in a precinct in which she no longer resided.  As part of a plea deal, she was admitted to a pre-trial diversion program. 

Source: https://herit.ag/3rEwFh5 , https://herit.ag/3y4jzfo

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: https://herit.ag/3vKm2v4, https://herit.ag/3xiBI8h

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: https://herit.ag/3BPBXuH

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameNinth Congressional District of North…Case TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

A general election for the seat in the Ninth Congressional district was decertified by North Carolina State Board of Elections after credible allegations of absentee ballot abuse arose. Officials became suspicious when 61% of the vote-by-mail ballots were cast for the Republican candidate, despite the fact that only 16% of the mail-by-ballot were registered Republicans. Multiple people, including the Republican candidate's son, expressed their suspicions that a political contractor illegally organized the collection of absentee ballots and completed empty mail-in ballots. The Board of Elections ordered a new election to fill the seat and the contractor was subsequently indicted.

Source: https://herit.ag/3f1kupv

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameSteve Curtis Thompson IICase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Steve Curtis Thompson II was charged by the state in Moore County with one felony count of voter registration fraud after voting twice in the 2012 General Election. He voted in person in North Carolina and again by absentee ballot in Florida. He pleaded guilty pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, a 1970 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows a defendant to plead guilty while still asserting his innocence, and was ordered to pay $225 in court costs. 

Source: herit.ag/3IhsiSZ , herit.ag/3IlcwXh

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameDenis Javier MirandaCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Denis Javier Miranda was charged by the federal government with making a false claim of U.S. Citizenship in order to register to vote. Miranda, a citizen from Nicaragua and thus ineligible to vote, admitted the conduct and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. His charges were dropped upon completion of the program.

Source: herit.ag/3ty1R6U , herit.ag/48L6QAr , herit.ag/3Nzff1u

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameElvis David FullertonCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Elvis David Fullerton was charged by the federal government with one count of false claim of U.S. Citizen to register to vote and one count of voting by an alien. Fullerton voted in the 2016 election despite being ineligible. He also certified on a document that he was a US citizen despite his status as a foreign national from Grenada. He entered a pretrial diversion program for 6 months, and his charges were dropped upon its completion.

Source: https://herit.ag/47Gye1K , https://herit.ag/47IH9zP , https://herit.ag/47K2bhr

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameFathy Ahmed Nasser Almalikie aka…Case TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Fathy Ahmed Nasser Almalikie was charged by the federal government with making a false claim of U.S. Citizenship in order to register to vote. Almalikie, a citizen from Yemen and thus ineligible to vote, admitted the conduct and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months. His charges were dropped upon completion of the program. 

Source: herit.ag/48rCS3Z , herit.ag/486PfTv , herit.ag/48u2xsQ

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameOlive Agatha MartinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Olive Agatha Martin was charged by the federal government with one count of false claim of U.S. Citizen to register to vote and one count of voting by an alien. Martin, a foreign national from Guyana, voted in the 2016 election despite being ineligible. She pleaded guilty to one count of voting by an alien, was sentenced to 12 months of probation, and assessed fines and fees of $325.

Source: https://herit.ag/3R7T3Oe , https://herit.ag/46snH9x

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameKaoru SaulsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Kaoru Sauls was charged by the federal government with one count of false claim of U.S. Citizen to register to vote and one count of voting by alien. Sauls voted in the 2016 election despite not being eligible as a foreign national from Japan. She pleaded guilty to one count of voting by an alien and was assessed fines and fees of $110.

Source: https://herit.ag/3MVhXhH , https://herit.ag/47oCQdg

StateNorth CarolinaYear2019NameRosemarie Angelika HarrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Rosemarie Angelika Harris was charged by the federal government with one count of voting by an alien. Harris voted in the 2016 election despite not being eligible to vote as a permanent resident and a citizen of Germany. She pleaded guilty to one count of voting by an alien and was assessed fines and fees of $75.

Source: https://herit.ag/3QSTj2a , https://herit.ag/3QMnB6N

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: https://herit.ag/3rCK35b

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: https://herit.ag/2TEI8Rh

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: https://herit.ag/3lGemW8 , https://herit.ag/2VTHzE6

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 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: https://herit.ag/3y86rWN, https://herit.ag/3xcAICm, https://herit.ag/3zKbvkf

StateNew JerseyYear2019NameMatthew CalicchioCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Matthew Calicchio bribed voters with $50 to cast mail-in ballots in a 2013 municipal election in Hoboken to support  a rent-control referendum and city council candidate (and longtime Hoboken political player) Frank “Pupie” Raia.  Calicchio did the same thing in a 2015 municipal election to support another candidate for City Council. Calicchio pleaded guilty to using the mails to promote voter bribery. He was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $100.

Source: bit.ly/3gr0Nsv , bit.ly/3amKFo3 , bit.ly/3sqVPhW

StateNew JerseyYear2019NameDio BraxtonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Dio Braxton, of Hoboken, participated in a scheme to pay certain Hoboken voters $50 each if those voters applied for and cast mail-in ballots for candidate (and longtime Hoboken political player) Frank “Pupie” Raia for a seat on the Hoboken City Council and for a rent-control referendum during the 2013 Hoboken municipal election. Dio was charged with and pleaded guilty to one count of use of the mails to promote a voter bribery scheme. He is awaiting sentencing.

Source: bit.ly/3xb6Ass , bit.ly/3gmdhSp , bit.ly/3arOk43 , bit.ly/2QHLP6U

StateNew JerseyYear2019NameFrank RaiaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Longtime Hoboken politico Frank “Pupie” Raia was convicted following a jury trial of “conspiracy to violate the federal Travel Act for causing the mails to be used in aid of voter bribery” in connection to a 2013 municipal election. Raia was at the center of a vote-by-mail bribery scheme in which he directed campaign workers to pay residents $50 for voting for his council slate (including himself) and for a rent-control referendum that he favored. Raia’s initial sentence was vacated by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and he is awaiting resentencing.  

Source: https://herit.ag/3i7aYmL , https://herit.ag/3iRgh8R

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: https://herit.ag/2UV47DV

StateOhioYear2019NameYaakov M. SchulmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Yaakov M. Schulman, of Columbus, was found guilty of illegal voting for voting as an alien. 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: https://herit.ag/3kYebqx, Case no. 17 CR 005021

StateOklahomaYear2019NameMax BurchettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Max Burchett 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 $554 in restitution.

Source: https://herit.ag/3x2hL5m

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: https://herit.ag/3iXAPwD

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: https://herit.ag/3BOnW0k

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: https://herit.ag/3x2hDCU

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: https://herit.ag/3rANXf3

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: https://herit.ag/3x92S0U

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: https://herit.ag/3BPtB6g

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: https://herit.ag/2ULPnrf

StateOregonYear2019NameSimone Marie ThrasherCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Simone Marie Thrasher, of Salem, made a series of false statements while acting as a petition circulator in the run-up to the 2016 election. Thrasher, who was gathering signatures on petitions for two proposed state laws, stole multiple peoples' identities and committed other fraudulent acts. She was charged with 35 separate offenses: 14 counts of making a false statement, oath, or affidavit, 11 counts of aggravated identity theft, and 10 counts of identity theft. She pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement, oath, or affidavit, and 4 counts of aggravated identity theft. She was sentenced to serve 80 days in jail with credit for time served, placed on two years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay $1000 in fines.

Source: Case No. 18CR84380 , https://herit.ag/2Wg8oCf, https://herit.ag/3zuv7Zg

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: https://herit.ag/3zHOOgU, bit.ly/3hh6BCf

StateTennesseeYear2019NameJudy Guinn Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Judy Guinn was charged in Sullivan County with one count of felony illegal voting in the November 2018 election despite being ineligible as a felon for a prior burglary. Guinn pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of voter registration fraud in exchange for reduced penalties. She was assessed $1,130 in fees, court costs, and surcharges.

Source: https://herit.ag/41yMk2I, https://herit.ag/41DeTvO, https://herit.ag/40B8Nuo

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: https://herit.ag/3l1pb6p, https://herit.ag/3nPboRT

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: https://herit.ag/3f1kAxn

StateWest VirginiaYear2019NameIsac DakuyoCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Isac Dakuyo registered to vote online despite being ineligible since he was not a citizen. He then voted in the 2016 general election. He was charged with false swearing, a misdemeanor, for checking off on his voter registration that he was a citizen. He pleaded no contest to the charge and entered a diversion program of supervised probation for one year. After successful completion of the probation, according to the terms of the diversion program, the charges against him will be dismissed.

Source: https://herit.ag/3i7JkGg, https://herit.ag/3l0pZsa, https://herit.ag/3x7S1Vd

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: https://herit.ag/3BMwvsM, https://herit.ag/3iTTB83

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: https://herit.ag/3tVrnid, https://herit.ag/39jnZEs

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: https://herit.ag/3lHsMFx, https://herit.ag/39oGPtM

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)

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

StateGeorgiaYear2018NameGeorgia's 28th House DistrictCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

The 2018 election for Georgia's 28th House district was overturned twice by Senior Superior Court Judge David Sweat because some out-of-district voters submitted ballots, some voters moved out of the district between the first and second runoff elections, and there was at least one instance of duplicate voting. Though individuals were not prosecuted, this northeastern Georgia district faced three elections in the same year between the same Republican candidates (no Democrats ran). In the end, the incumbent lost to challenger Chris Erwin.

Source: https://herit.ag/3vOk50B, https://herit.ag/3bdrgWS

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: https://herit.ag/3CjaWjl, https://herit.ag/3GmY4ek

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: https://herit.ag/3l35VFS, bit.ly/2vLytJc

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: https://herit.ag/3nozWza, https://herit.ag/3mhjmlA

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: https://herit.ag/3mggMfO, https://herit.ag/2ZqWfN0

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: https://herit.ag/3jCSf2J, https://herit.ag/30XIy8t

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: https://herit.ag/3pEpl6f, https://herit.ag/2Zo3oNo

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: https://herit.ag/2XMpvgh, https://herit.ag/2ZoOHuc

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: https://herit.ag/3jFZI14

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: https://herit.ag/3i7JpK4, https://herit.ag/3BWY2Yy, https://herit.ag/3iXLDeh

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: https://herit.ag/3rAO2za, 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: https://herit.ag/3Ccqm8V, https://herit.ag/30Xa1Hj

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

StateMarylandYear2018NameMichael Nana BaakoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Michael Nana Baako, of Ghana, 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: https://herit.ag/3x5RqTN, Case Number: GC15007564-00

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: https://herit.ag/3yc33de, https://herit.ag/2Wi1j48

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: https://herit.ag/3jG7ZC1

StateMinnesotaYear2018NameLarry RekerCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Larry Reker, of Worthington, voted twice in a contentious Independent School District 518 bond referendum special election, once in person and once by absentee ballot. Reker pleaded guilty to a felony unlawful voting charge but final adjudication was withheld. He was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and a $500 fine. If he completes the supervised probation, his record will be cleared.

Source: bit.ly/2nLCd9b, bit.ly/2OFH1IC

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: https://herit.ag/3pFEzb8

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: https://herit.ag/3y86sdj

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 was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $600. 

Source: Case No. 7:18-cr-00135-D, https://herit.ag/3y85HAJ, https://herit.ag/3zFegn5, herit.ag/44PYKUr

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameAnthony HaithCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Anthony Haith was charged by the state in Alamance County with one felony count of ineligible voting after voting in the 2016 election. Haith was ineligible to vote since he was on probation for a felony. He entered an Alford plea (which is treated as a guilty plea) to one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice in exchange for dismissal of the voting charge. He was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3F0V0oB , https://herit.ag/46sm5Nq

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, https://herit.ag/3x2G7fn, https://herit.ag/3lg7cJR

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, https://herit.ag/3iQEfBf, https://herit.ag/3BPBPeH

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameNeko RogersCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Neko Rogers was charged by the state in Alamance County with one felony count of ineligible voting after voting in the 2016 election. Rogers was ineligible to vote since she was on probation for a felony. She entered an Alford plea (which is treated as a guilty plea) to one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice in exchange for dismissal of the voting charge. Rogers was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3F0V0oB , https://herit.ag/46sm5Nq

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 was sentenced to 2 years probation and received a $1,200 fine.

Source: Case No. 5:18-cr-00325-D, https://herit.ag/3iSpQoa, https://herit.ag/2WqEITc, herit.ag/3ZiU1cI

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameWhitney BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Whitney Brown was charged by the state in Alamance County with one felony count of ineligible voting after voting in the 2016 election. Brown was ineligible to vote since she was on probation for a felony. She entered an Alford plea (which is treated as a guilty plea) to one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice in exchange for dismissal of the voting charge. She was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3F0V0oB , https://herit.ag/46sm5Nq

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, https://herit.ag/3i71SGB, https://herit.ag/3iTTDwH

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameKeith SellarsCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Keith Sellars was charged by the state in Alamance County with one felony count of ineligible voting after voting in the 2016 election. Sellars was ineligible to vote since he was on probation for a felony. He entered an Alford plea (which is treated as a guilty plea) to one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice in exchange for dismissal of the voting charge. He was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3F0V0oB, https://herit.ag/46sm5Nq

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, https://herit.ag/2TCcHa3, https://herit.ag/3rCeSac

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameWillie Vinson JrCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Willie Vinson Jr. was charged by the state in Alamance County with one felony count of ineligible voting after voting in the 2016 election. He was ineligible to vote since he was on probation for a felony. He entered an Alford plea (which is treated as a guilty plea) to one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice in exchange for dismissal of the voting charge. He was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3F0V0oB, https://herit.ag/46sm5Nq

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 was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $1,200. 

Source: Case No. 5:18-cr-00326-D, https://herit.ag/3rKEmCw, https://herit.ag/3y83Coz, herit.ag/3sRPlyv

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, https://herit.ag/3zLTNNz, https://herit.ag/2ULKPB9, https://herit.ag/3x7rxTU

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: https://herit.ag/3x7xVdL, https://herit.ag/3l3BY8j

StateNorth CarolinaYear2018NameSarah Emilia Silverio-PolancoCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Sarah Silverio-Polanco was charged by the federal government with one felony count of making a false claim she was a U.S. citizen and one misdemeanor count of voting as an alien. Silverio-Polanco, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, voted in the 2016 general election despite being ineligible as an alien. She agreed to a one-year pretrial diversion program and her charges will be dropped if she successfully completes the program.

Source: https://herit.ag/3LMd61v, https://herit.ag/3ZCY1oE

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, https://herit.ag/3f3VwWt, https://herit.ag/3rETRvO, https://herit.ag/3710BdK

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, https://herit.ag/2Vdcef8, https://herit.ag/2V8DISZ

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, https://herit.ag/3idfss9, https://herit.ag/2UXZPvw

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: https://herit.ag/3hSB1gP, https://herit.ag/3i3o58q

StateNew HampshireYear2018NameAnonymousCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

A man who owned property in both Hampton and Salem voted once in each town. He admitted to investigators that he had done this previously. He was given a $2,500 civil fine and officially warned he faced criminal prosecution if he did it again. His case was included in an official report compiled by New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner and other state election officials, but his name was redacted.

Source: https://herit.ag/2TE4X7D, https://herit.ag/2UXQbZT

StateNew HampshireYear2018NameAnonymousCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Two individuals voted in 2016 in Dixville Notch's primary, despite not residing or having established a domicile there. They were warned they would face criminal prosecution if they did it again. Their cases were included in an official report compiled by New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner and other state election officials, but their names were redacted.

Source: https://herit.ag/2TE4X7D, https://herit.ag/2UXQbZT

StateNew HampshireYear2018NameAnonymousCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

A woman filled out her late husband's absentee ballot for the 2016 general election, claiming he had done so prior to his death. She was given a $500 civil penalty. Her case was included in an official report compiled by New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner and other state election officials, but her name was redacted.

Source: https://herit.ag/2TE4X7D, https://herit.ag/2UXQbZT

StateNew JerseyYear2018NameLizaida CamisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes, Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Lizaida Camis, of Hoboken, acted illegally by attempting to bribe voters with $50 to send in mail-in ballots to support candidate (and longtime Hoboken political player) Frank “Pupie” Raia for a seat on the Hoboken City Council and a rent-control referendum during the 2013 Hoboken municipal election. Camis was charged with and pleaded guilty to one count of use of the mails to promote a voter bribery scheme. She was sentenced to six months’ probation and fined $100.

Source: bit.ly/3gusDEn , bit.ly/3v4OdDr

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: https://herit.ag/3i9ua3k

StateNew YorkYear2018NameVolvy "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 2014 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: https://herit.ag/3rDeJmP

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: https://herit.ag/3l9XMPE, 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: https://herit.ag/3l2KfJW , Case no. 17 CR 005019

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: https://herit.ag/3l1pnTb, 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: https://herit.ag/3l1N4ej , 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: https://herit.ag/3y9XxIi, Case no.17 CR 005023

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: https://herit.ag/2UV40rZ, https://herit.ag/2WqERpI

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: https://herit.ag/3x2G7vT, https://herit.ag/3l2zQOc

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: https://herit.ag/3710Bug, https://herit.ag/39lKMiV

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: https://herit.ag/3zDnIYb, https://herit.ag/3xaW6Id

StatePennsylvaniaYear2018NameDolores ShawCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Dolores Shaw, the Judge of Election at Philadelphia Poll 43-7, and three other election-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. Shaw received an accelerated rehabilitative disposition for compromising the local election board.

Source: https://herit.ag/3f2YPxc, https://herit.ag/39opeCc, https://herit.ag/378DBcE

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: https://herit.ag/2Ww4gOV, https://herit.ag/3tTpFy1

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: https://herit.ag/3i8MWYq, https://herit.ag/3l328rO

StateTexasYear2018NameCynthia GonzalezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Cynthia Gonzalez, of Nueces County, marked and mailed ballots that were not her own in the 2016 Nueces County Democratic Primary. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to three charges of election code violations and was sentenced to serve five days in the San Patricio County Jail.

Source: https://herit.ag/3rCeZ5C, https://herit.ag/3y4jpVk, https://herit.ag/3zKbEUP

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: https://herit.ag/2TEI8AL, https://herit.ag/3BWg0KP, https://herit.ag/3iV3n9P

StateTexasYear2018NameCity of Mission, TXCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Armando O'Cana won a run-off mayoral election in Mission, Texas, unseating longtime holder Norberto 'Beto' Salinas. Salinas contested the results of the election, after strong evidence emerged that O'Cana's campaign was bribing voters, tampering with mail-in ballots, and improperly assisting voters at the polls. After a two week trial during which numerous witnesses testified, Judge J. Bonner Dorsey voided the election stating, 'I hold or find, by clear and convincing evidence, that the number of illegal votes was in excess of 158.' Attorneys for O'Cana are currently appealing the ruling in the 13th Texas Court of Appeals.

Source: https://herit.ag/3BEYlH8, https://herit.ag/3i88t3v, https://herit.ag/3iWOsfg

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: https://herit.ag/370axUW, https://herit.ag/3f1ZChS

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: https://herit.ag/371lVjt

StateTexasYear2018NameKleberg County, TXCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

A closely contested run-off election for a Justice of Peace seat was overturned by Visiting District Court Judge Joel Johnson, following a two-day hearing. A challenge to the election was filed by Ofelia "Ofie" Gutierrez, the candidate running against long time seatholder, Esequiel "Cheque" De La Paz, for the Justice of the Peace seat in Kleberg County. After a recount narrowed the vote differential to just six votes (312 to 318), seven of the sixteen votes contested by Guiterrez were thrown out by Judge Johnson, because they were cast by relatives of De La Paz who lived outside the Precinct 4 boundaries. A new election was ordered to be held before the end of August.

Source: https://herit.ag/3iTTEkf, https://herit.ag/3BQhSVo

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: https://herit.ag/3y3ByTf

StateTexasYear2018NameKaufman County, TXCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

In a Republican primary for a seat on the Kaufman County Court, Dennis Jones appeared to beat his challenger Tracy Gray by one vote. Gray challenged the results, claiming that a "vote harvester" had submitted a number of illegal mail-in ballots and that numerous eligible provisional ballots were uncounted. A district judge agreed, invalidating the election results and ordering a new election. The special election was held on July 21 and Tracy Gray prevailed, winning by 404 votes.

Source: https://herit.ag/378DJJa, https://herit.ag/3f3wjeH

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: https://herit.ag/3i71YxX

StateVirginiaYear2018NameShaun BrownCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

Shaun Brown, a candidate for the Virginia 2nd Congressional District, was removed from the ballot in the lead-up to the 2018 election after a judge ruled that signatures on the petition to get her on the ballot had been forged. Brown, who ran and lost as a Democrat in 2016, was running as an Independent. Democrats in Virginia filed the suit against Brown, claiming that Republican incumbent Representative Scott Taylor's campaign hoped to get Brown on the ballot to bolster Taylor's own re-election chances. All of the petition signatures submitted by Taylor's staff were thrown out due to errors and forgeries. Brown appealed, but the Virginia Supreme Court upheld her removal from the ballot. An investigation into the alleged forgeries by Taylor campaign staff is ongoing. In the midst of the election drama, Brown was convicted on unrelated charges that she defrauded a federal program intended to serve summer meals to children.

Source: https://herit.ag/3l3HxUq, https://herit.ag/3xbrxC6, https://herit.ag/3zGQyXI

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: Case Number: CR19028447-00, https://herit.ag/3x2tbWI

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: https://herit.ag/3rCeZm8, https://herit.ag/3zLzik7

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: https://herit.ag/37508HC

StateAlabamaYear2017NameWetumpka City Council District 2Case TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Election Overturned

A judge overturned the preliminary election results and declared Lewis Washington as the winner in a contested Wetumpka City Council District 2 election. On election night, it appeared that Washington's opponent, Percy Gill, who was the incumbent, had won by three votes. Washington challenged the result, and following a trial in which live witnesses and forensics experts testified, the judge threw out eight absentee ballots that had been cast for Gill either because the signatures had been forged or they had not been notarized or signed in front of the requisite number of witnesses, and declared Washington to be the winner.

Source: https://herit.ag/3f4Fv2v, https://herit.ag/377vIV7

StateAlabamaYear2017NameBrandon DeanCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Brandon Dean, who was elected mayor of Brighton, Alabama in 2016, was ordered to vacate the office after a judge determined that 46 fraudulent abentee votes had been cast for him in the 2016 election. Of these ballots, 21 were not signed by the voter, 22 had been sent to Dean's address instead of the voters' homes, 2 absentee ballots were submitted by voters who were actually present at city hall on Election Day, and one did not live in Brighton city limits. Deducting the fraudulent votes dropped Dean's vote total below the threshold needed to avoid a mandatory runoff, which the city of Brighton must now hold.

Source: https://herit.ag/2WlR6DL, https://herit.ag/3x2hFL2

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

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: https://herit.ag/3vKgOj8, https://herit.ag/3bcrVrz, https://herit.ag/3BWXVMC

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: https://herit.ag/3zLTLoV , https://herit.ag/3jDMv8T

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: https://herit.ag/2UV4aj5, https://herit.ag/3ArntjL

StateColoradoYear2017NameSarilu Sosa-SanchezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Voting, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls

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: https://herit.ag/3nR7Tuo, https://herit.ag/2ZjLpIh, https://herit.ag/3kpHOAr

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: https://herit.ag/3j9Za2v, 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: https://herit.ag/371lOV5, https://herit.ag/3BIegol, https://herit.ag/3f1DZyg

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

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

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

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

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

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: https://herit.ag/3kYteR2, https://herit.ag/3x95tZ0

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: https://herit.ag/37184t9, https://herit.ag/3f1ZCyo

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: https://herit.ag/3x7ryHs, https://herit.ag/2WlR0fn

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: https://herit.ag/377vCgd, https://herit.ag/2VcrLM3, https://herit.ag/2Vdv3ij

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: https://herit.ag/3iVKsvE, https://herit.ag/3i4ohEu

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: https://herit.ag/373gEI3, https://herit.ag/3zIkrGU, https://herit.ag/3y9ytBa, https://herit.ag/3rAHy3o

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: https://herit.ag/3750cqQ, https://herit.ag/3rDnvBs

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: https://herit.ag/3761gL8, https://herit.ag/3eYmJtt, https://herit.ag/3BPBDft

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: https://herit.ag/374MQLa, https://herit.ag/3zJOWfw, https://herit.ag/3rANWaM, 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: https://herit.ag/3iRXQkn, https://herit.ag/3BGBfjz

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: https://herit.ag/3zMyo6Z, https://herit.ag/3y85BsR, https://herit.ag/3rDWrSx

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: https://herit.ag/3rANVUt

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: https://herit.ag/3x8Kvtl, https://herit.ag/3i8MVUm, https://herit.ag/3l325ME

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: https://herit.ag/3x8iL7S, https://herit.ag/3l1N26b

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: https://herit.ag/3x7RTFd

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: https://herit.ag/3zGwR21 , Case #15BA-CR01112-01, https://herit.ag/3jDMp11 , https://herit.ag/3rCNzwm

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: https://herit.ag/3i9ueA6 , https://herit.ag/3iXLHL3

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: https://herit.ag/3zFewCz, https://herit.ag/3x2hJKM

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: https://herit.ag/3i9oeXK

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: https://herit.ag/377vDkh, https://herit.ag/3f2SBgK, https://herit.ag/3BJj50u

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: https://herit.ag/3zFvIrx

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: https://herit.ag/3zDnIr9

StateNorth DakotaYear2017NameDale Monte LarsenCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Dale Larsen was charged with voter fraud, a class A misdemeanor, for voting in both Burke and Ward counties in the 2016 election. He entered into a pre-trial agreement that stipulated his prosecution will be diverted after 6 months as long as he does not commit another crime during that time and follows through with neuropsychological testing.

Source: https://herit.ag/2Xz6QUt, https://herit.ag/3BNfiiH

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: https://herit.ag/3ymcw21 , https://herit.ag/3rEy2Mw

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: https://herit.ag/371lQfF, https://herit.ag/2UWDqyT,

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: https://herit.ag/372GV9l

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: https://herit.ag/3yf2YWw, https://herit.ag/3zH52Xv

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: https://herit.ag/3yakRFF, https://herit.ag/3rCNskq

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: https://herit.ag/372H0d9, https://herit.ag/3BKpEjj, https://herit.ag/3f2mE8j, https://herit.ag/3iSZAtL

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: https://herit.ag/3i4UQlF, https://herit.ag/3iQEe09, https://herit.ag/3l0pYEC

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: https://herit.ag/3rH6aYf

StateOhioYear2017NameCarmen LockhartCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Carmen Lockhart, an alien, was charged by the state with one felony count of ineligible voting after voting in the 2012 General Election in Hamilton County. Lockhart agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business in exchange for a dismissal of the felony charge. She was sentenced to community control for two years (and advised that the court would sentence her to 90 days in jail for noncompliance), ordered to pay court costs or perform community service in lieu of costs, ordered to pay a $25 public defender fee, and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service, unless working full time.

Source: https://herit.ag/3XjDfYZ , https://herit.ag/3Zr9nMg , https://herit.ag/3k3aYaI , https://herit.ag/3Qrtcin

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: https://herit.ag/3hNY9wW, https://herit.ag/3EC8KVu

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: https://herit.ag/3iQEhcl, https://herit.ag/3i4LiHm, https://herit.ag/3l22krt

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: https://herit.ag/2VgR6og, https://herit.ag/3y7H5IA

StatePennsylvaniaYear2017NameRichard Cummings Jr.Case TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Richard Cummings, an Allegheny County School Board Member, moved from Westmoreland County to Allegheny County in 2009, but continued voting at his Westmoreland address through the 2016 general election. He was charged with five counts of unlawful voting, and one count of unsworn falsification for claiming he was a resident of the county when he voted there in 2010, 2012, and 2016. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year of probation through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program for first time non-violent offenders. He can petition to have his record expunged upon completion of the program and probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3kYtek0, https://herit.ag/3i71SX7

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: https://herit.ag/2Wi1iNC, https://herit.ag/3yb4msS

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: https://herit.ag/3i71gk2

StateTexasYear2017NameManuel Rodriguez IIICase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Manuel Rodriguez III, of Edwards County, impersonated his elderly grandfather to vote in the 2014 general election while on supervised parole for a felony. He was charged with two counts of illegal voting, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to serve two years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division.

Source: https://herit.ag/3BEYvOK, https://herit.ag/3f4Ygmm

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

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: https://herit.ag/3l1peiB, https://herit.ag/3x2hX4A

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: https://herit.ag/2UV40Z1, https://herit.ag/3BEYytU

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: https://herit.ag/3l22q2j, https://herit.ag/3x5RkeT, https://herit.ag/3zIkxOM

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: https://herit.ag/373qeut, https://herit.ag/3rB1R0L

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: https://herit.ag/3rAyATU, https://herit.ag/3y9dz5b, https://herit.ag/3ba1QcC

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: https://herit.ag/3x6x0dt

StateWisconsinYear2017NameWisconsin Elections CommissionCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeIneligible Voting

The Wisconsin Elections Commission issued a report to the Wisconsin Legislature in March 2017, detailing over 60 instances of 17-year-olds illegally voting in the 2016 primary election. It is suspected that many wrongly believed they could cast ballots if they turned 18 ahead of the November general election.

Source: https://herit.ag/377vDRj, https://herit.ag/3BQhZQO, https://herit.ag/3f2SHoC

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: https://herit.ag/373gDDZ

StateWest VirginiaYear2017NameSamuel Quintin FirnCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Samuel Firn, of Fairmont in Marion County, was charged with illegal voting for voting twice in the 2016 Primary Election. He voted once in-person in Monogolia County then again in-person in Marion County. This information came to light after the Secretary of State's Office crosschecked voter registration lists. Firn pleaded guilty to one count of illegal voting and was fined $265.25.

Source: https://herit.ag/3rAXOl7, https://herit.ag/3y3BBOV

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: https://herit.ag/3BLKkYj

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: https://herit.ag/373sK3P, https://herit.ag/3f4jUaB

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: https://herit.ag/3l01jAf, https://herit.ag/2TE5aYt

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: https://herit.ag/2WixDUu

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: https://herit.ag/2V8DMlH, https://herit.ag/3pFHDEc

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: https://herit.ag/3j9Zdvd, https://herit.ag/3BQhHtc

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: https://herit.ag/3kYe7ah, https://herit.ag/3x7RS47

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: https://herit.ag/3BNffn1, https://herit.ag/3eXmZZZ

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: https://herit.ag/3f1E5G8, https://herit.ag/3BMwkxC

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: https://herit.ag/3y9XqfQ

StateCaliforniaYear2016NameKevin L. CharvozCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Kevin L. Charvoz, of Contra Costa County, voted twice in the 2016 presidential primary election once by mail and once in person. The Contra Costa Superior Court directed Charvoz to a pre-trial diversion program and 20 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/2TCcHH5, https://herit.ag/3y7VIvi, https://herit.ag/2Vdv5Xt

StateCaliforniaYear2016NameJonathan ChanCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

Jonathan Chan, of Contra Costa County, voted twice in the 2016 primary: once by mail and once in person. The Contra Costa Superior Court directed Chan to a pre-trial diversion program and 20 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/3rAO5ex , Case No. 07-CR-17-46

StateCaliforniaYear2016NameJames Parke MajorCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

James Parke Major, of Contra Costa County, voted twice in the 2016 primary: once by mail and once in person. The Contra Costa Superior Court directed Major to a pre-trial diversion program and 20 hours of community service.

Source: https://herit.ag/375WFZ6, https://herit.ag/3y9duhT, https://herit.ag/3rCDHTu

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: https://herit.ag/3f0bwZw, https://herit.ag/3BMx4mh

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: https://herit.ag/3zu29IW, https://herit.ag/3nPwCip

StateHawaiiYear2016NameTiffany Edwards HuntCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFalse Registrations

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3BLlU18

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: https://herit.ag/3vMscuO, https://herit.ag/3bhveO0

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: https://herit.ag/3rEWdKN

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: https://herit.ag/3i4wdW6, https://herit.ag/3l1p4aZ, https://herit.ag/3x95kEW

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: https://herit.ag/370bgWa, Case Number: 18CF00000538

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

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: https://herit.ag/3i30Tah, https://herit.ag/2UOj8ro, https://herit.ag/3x67vco

StateKansasYear2016NamePatrick DoyleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Patrick Doyle registered to vote and voted in multiple elections in 2008, 2010, 2012 using the address of his ex-wife in Kansas while he was residing in Missouri. Initially charged with three felonies he entered a plea of nolo contendere to charges of falsely swearing to an affidavit, providing false information to obtain a ballot, and one felony count of misusing a driver's license and was sentenced to one year and 30 days in jail and one year of probation.

Source: bit.ly/30ErIbw, Case no. 15CR03081

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: https://herit.ag/2UMEbKY

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: https://herit.ag/3y7VGUc, 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: https://herit.ag/370Kvkt, https://herit.ag/3eYmK0v

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: https://herit.ag/3iSGPqv, https://herit.ag/2TIUYhq

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: https://herit.ag/2UV3YQT

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: https://herit.ag/3yc36FW

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: https://herit.ag/3pDfP36, ,

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: https://herit.ag/3EhH8E7, 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: https://herit.ag/3x2hMGs, 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

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: https://herit.ag/3i4V2kT, 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: https://herit.ag/2UOjdeG, 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

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: https://herit.ag/2TBqLRa , Case #15BA-CR01114-01, https://herit.ag/3f4jWiJ , https://herit.ag/3BKprN3

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: https://herit.ag/3iSpPR8 , https://herit.ag/3i5ABnH , Case No. 15BA-CR01115-01, https://herit.ag/3l3BXBh

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: https://herit.ag/2TEI7Nd , Case No. 15BA-CR01654-01, https://herit.ag/3l2K9ly , https://herit.ag/3x6wZpV

StateMissouriYear2016NameNorth St. LouisCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Penny Hubbard, the incumbent, won the 2016 Democratic primary for Missouri's 78th House District by 90 votes. Her challenger, Bruce Franks Jr., contested the results, citing the lopsided absentee vote tally that heavily favored Hubbard. District Judge Rex Burlison determined that a sufficient number of improper absentee ballots had been cast to change the results of the election, and ordered a special election. Mr. Franks won the re-do by a margin of 1,533 votes. The election of Rodney Hubbard Sr., Penny Hubbard's husband, who won his 2016 primary for 5th Democratic Ward committeeman, is also being challenged by his opponent Rasheen Aldridge, again citing irregularities in absentee ballots.

Source: https://herit.ag/3rKEfa4

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: https://herit.ag/3zLTG4B

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NameElizabeth Nene AmachaghiCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Elizabeth Nene Amachaghi, a citizen of Nigeria, was charged by the federal government with one felony count of making a false claim she was a U.S. citizen and one misdemeanor count of voting as an alien after voting in the 2016 General Election. She pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count of voting by an alien in exchange for dismissal of the felony charge and was ordered to pay an assessment of $25 and fined $200.

Source: https://herit.ag/3LIFvWl, https://herit.ag/3rFk4hW

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NameRobert Dean HudsonCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeIneligible Voting

The Cleveland County Board of Elections determined that Robert Dean Hudson illegally voted despite being a convicted felon whose voting rights had not been restored. According to the Board, Hudson cast a ballot on October 20th, during North Carolina's early voting period. His ballot was ordered removed by the Board, and Hudson was referred for possible prosecution.

Source: https://herit.ag/3iXLBTH, https://herit.ag/2WqEKui

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: https://herit.ag/3iRXOZN, https://herit.ag/3i4odVg

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NameDiana Patricia Franco-RodriguezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Diana Patricia Franco-Rodriguez was charged by the federal government with one count of voting by an alien and one count of false claim of U.S. Citizenship. Harris voted in the 2016 election despite not being eligible to vote as a permanent resident and a citizen of Mexico. She pleaded guilty one count of voting by an alien and was assessed fines and fees of $1,000.

Source: https://herit.ag/46vngLw , https://herit.ag/47fMMpj

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NameLumberton, NCCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Following a contested election because of voter irregularities for the Precinct 7 City Council seat in the town of Lumberton, the State Board of Elections ordered new election. In the initial election for the City Council seat, incumbent Leon Maynor held a one-vote lead over challenger Laura Sampson after several recounts. The second election also had problems, with Maynor successfully challenging the residency of 20 voters. Ultimately, roughly half of the 850 provisional ballots cast were thrown out for various reasons, and in the final tally Maynor retained his seat by a 20-vote margin.

Source: https://herit.ag/3i7JoWw, https://herit.ag/2ULKU7V, https://herit.ag/3x3ryYJ

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NameRuth Elizabeth BranCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Ruth Elizabeth Bran was charged by the federal government with eight felony counts including false claim of U.S. Citizenship, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully, false statements, and voting by an alien. Bran voted in the 2016 presidential election despite being ineligible. She pleaded guilty to felony charges of false claim of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote, naturalization fraud, fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents, and false statement in an immigration proceeding and entered into a pretrial diversion program for 12 months, and the charges were dropped after completion of the program.

Source: https://herit.ag/3QOguuG , https://herit.ag/3QNtj8A , https://herit.ag/3G8Z9rp

StateNorth CarolinaYear2016NamePembroke, NCCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

For more than a year, the town of Pembroke had no mayor. Challenges stemming from voting irregularities and possible fraud continue long after a disputed November 2015 election and a March 2016 re-do. In the 2015 election, former town councilman Allen Dial won the mayoral post, but following residency challenges by runner-up Greg Cummings, the State Board of Elections ordered a new election be held. Cummings prevailed in that election, but ongoing challenges prevented him from assuming office. In August, four ballots were thrown out for being improperly cast, and Cummings is still ahead in the vote tally. Pembroke's recent electoral history is colorful to say the least, having had to re-do an election in 2014 as well.

Source: https://herit.ag/3x67EfW, https://herit.ag/3zIBGbi, https://herit.ag/3y8QGPg

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: https://herit.ag/3Cv4Z2l, https://herit.ag/2Va2su6 , https://herit.ag/3Cv4Z2l

StateNew HampshireYear2016NameNancy SullivanCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Nancy Sullivan, a resident of Windham, admitted having committed voter fraud in the 2014 general election. Sullivan fraudulently obtained an absentee ballot in the name of her son, Avery Galloway, by forging his signature on an absentee ballot request form, as well as on the envelope containing the completed ballot. Sullivan avoided criminal prosecution and the permanent loss of her ability to vote by paying a fine as a civil penalty and signing a consent agreement with the Attorney General.

Source: https://herit.ag/3f2mzl1

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: https://herit.ag/3f2SyS6 , https://herit.ag/2WsDw1C

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: https://herit.ag/3f1ksxT

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: https://herit.ag/372GZ95, https://herit.ag/3BPtHe8, https://herit.ag/3f2mCxd, https://herit.ag/3iRXKJx

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: https://herit.ag/3rDWtd7, https://herit.ag/2TCrzFs, https://herit.ag/3eYoWVW

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: https://herit.ag/2Wi18Ww, https://herit.ag/3xaVZfL, https://herit.ag/3y9dyy9

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: https://herit.ag/3tX2vH1, https://herit.ag/3zHOZZC

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: https://herit.ag/3At4HbA, https://herit.ag/378DDkM, https://herit.ag/3f2iU6B

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, https://herit.ag/3tX2vH1

StateTexasYear2016NameGraciela SanchezCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Prosecutors charged Graciela Sanchez with four misdemeanor counts of violating election law in an effort to assist Guadalupe Rivera win re-election to the post of Weslaco city commissioner in 2013. Rivera and Sanchez were found to have illegally "assisted" absentee ballot voters. The results of the election were disputed, and a judge determined that 30 ballots had been illegally cast in an election decided by only 16 votes. Sanchez pleaded guilty and received two years' probation.

Source: bit.ly/2f8AtkT, bit.ly/2f8AtkT

StateTexasYear2016NameGuadalupe RiveraCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Guadalupe Rivera, a former Weslaco city commissioner, pleaded guilty to one count of providing illegal "assistance" to a voter by filling out an absentee ballot "in a way other than the way the voter directed or without direction from the voter." The fraud took place during Rivera's 2013 re-election bid, which he won by a scant 16 votes. His challenger sued alleging fraud, and a judge determined that 30 ballots had been illegally cast, enough to alter the outcome of the election. A new election was subsequently held, and Rivera lost. Rivera originally faced 16 election-related charges, 15 of which were dropped as part of his plea deal. He was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine.

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

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: https://herit.ag/3i9HGUB, https://herit.ag/3iQEb4t

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

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

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: https://herit.ag/3zHOLle

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: https://herit.ag/372sHFk, https://herit.ag/3rGpuVM

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: https://herit.ag/3iQlYUM

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: https://herit.ag/3f2iJIt , CR 2015-2575 (Pima County)

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: https://herit.ag/2UUr6z5, https://herit.ag/371tjLw

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: https://herit.ag/371toPk, https://herit.ag/3rAyyLM

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: https://herit.ag/2TE5dn7, https://herit.ag/3l2K5Ck, https://herit.ag/2XJZHkK

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: https://herit.ag/3rH61Eb

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: https://herit.ag/3x2htLO, https://herit.ag/3CvcypW

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: https://herit.ag/3lKrn0Q

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

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: https://herit.ag/3x5RhzJ, https://herit.ag/2Wi1fRW

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: https://herit.ag/3y83Goj, https://herit.ag/3rDnspg

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: https://herit.ag/3xcAP0K

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: https://herit.ag/3rEwCBV, https://herit.ag/3zH51CV, https://herit.ag/3yb4kRM

StateMassachusettsYear2015NameMark AtlasCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3y8oSu9, https://herit.ag/3x95sEq, https://herit.ag/3zHOMFO

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: https://herit.ag/3f1ZtuQ

StateMinnesotaYear2015NameMax SandersCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeBuying Votes

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3i9o9mU, https://herit.ag/3BKBA4L, https://herit.ag/3iVp7mc

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: https://herit.ag/3mg9pVJ

StateMississippiYear2015NameRhonda Wilhite DowdyCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

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

Source: https://herit.ag/2Wg86LF, https://herit.ag/3fl9vaL

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: https://herit.ag/3BOo0x6

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: https://herit.ag/3f22qeG, https://herit.ag/2WsDwyE, https://herit.ag/3EApsEQ

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: https://herit.ag/3y9yxAU, https://herit.ag/2VdbWoy

StateNorth CarolinaYear2015NameBronwyn Louisa JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Bronwyn Louisa Johnson was charged by the state in Moore County with one felony count of voter registration fraud after registering to vote as a convicted felon still on probation in the 2014 General Election. She pleaded guilty to one count of voter registration fraud, and on the same day she also pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of cocaine. She was sentenced to 4 to 14 months in prison which was suspended, given credit for 54 days of confinement, and placed on 12 months of unsupervised probation. She was also assessed court costs and fees totaling $1,254.50.

Source: herit.ag/3IkDuy5

StateNorth CarolinaYear2015NameBruce Edward JohnsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Bruce Edward Johnson was charged by the state in Moore County with one felony count of voter registration fraud after registering to vote during the 2012 General Election despite being ineligible since he was a felon who was supposed to be serving a life sentence for a second degree murder charge. For reasons unknown, he was never taken back into custody after he was out on bond during his appeal in 1984, where his charge was upheld. He was arrested again in 2014 for a weapons charge. He pleaded guilty pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, a 1970 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows a defendant to plead guilty while still asserting his innocence, and was sentenced to probation to run concurrently with the prison sentence he is presently serving and ordered to pay court costs and fees totaling $405.

Source: herit.ag/3K0WL95 , herit.ag/3Kdfdvn

StateNew JerseyYear2015NamePerth Amboy City CouncilCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

Fernando Gonzalez won a seat on the Perth Amboy City Council by 10 votes in an election where at least 13 illegal absentee ballots were cast. A Superior Court judge subsequently overturned the election results and ordered a new election be held in May 2015 for the seat.

Source: https://herit.ag/3iVp35W, https://herit.ag/3BOrBeP

StateNew MexicoYear2015NameEugene W. VictorCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Eugene Victor wanted to prove a point about the potential for fraud in New Mexico elections by committing fraud himself. Mr. Victor cast a ballot in his son's name and later turned himself in to the authorities. He pleaded no contest to a fourth-degree felony charge of false voting and is serving 18 months' probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3jG7WWR, https://herit.ag/3ExTzft

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: https://herit.ag/3l9XLLA

StateOhioYear2015NameLorain, OHCase TypeJudicial FindingFraud TypeIneligible Voting

On election night, it appeared that political newcomer Ryan Horn defeated incumbent City Councilman Dennis Flores in the primary for Lorain City Council Democratic Ward 2. Flores claimed, through his attorney, that the voting was rigged. Following a lengthy trial, Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Betleski invalidated the initial election results and declared Flores to be the winner. For each ballot he tossed, Betelski outlined why it was not authorized and, hence, illegitimate.

Source: https://herit.ag/3742y9k

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: https://herit.ag/3l0pZbE

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: https://herit.ag/3l2W2bg, https://herit.ag/3x2t1i4, https://herit.ag/3zLTUst

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: https://herit.ag/3i7evBl, https://herit.ag/3iVp3Tu

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: https://herit.ag/2UUrttt

StateTexasYear2015NameVicenta Guajardo VerinoCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Following an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office, Vicenta Guajardo Verino was charged with engaging in election fraud, along with five others during the 2012 Democratic Primary runoff election in Cameron County. After admitting that he provided illegal 'assistance' at the polls, Verino entered into a deferred adjudication agreement. She was required to complete 12 months' supervised probation and ordered to pay a fine of $250.

Source: https://herit.ag/3rK1ild

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: https://herit.ag/3y85HRf, Case no. 1476757

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 in Cameron County. 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

StateTexasYear2015NameSara Virginia PeralesCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Following an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's office, Sara Virginia Perales was charged with engaging in election fraud, along with five others during the 2012 Democratic Primary runoff election in Cameron County. After admitting that she falsified absentee ballots, Perales entered into a deferred adjudication agreement. She was required to complete 12 months' probation and pay a $150 fine, in addition to being barred from engaging in voting activities.

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

StateTexasYear2015NameMichael ScotchCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Michael Scotch and his wife, Tamara, of Edwards County, voted in a district other than the one in which they resided in a 2013 municipal election. The Scotches both falsely listed their residence as being in Rocksprings, and voted there, despite not living in the city. Michael was charged with two counts of illegal voting and two counts of tampering with a government record. Michael pleaded guilty to illegal voting in exchange for the state dropping the other charges. He was sentenced to 24 months' deferred adjudication during which he was on community supervision, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: https://herit.ag/3rAO228, https://herit.ag/3ymcwPz

StateTexasYear2015NameRafael Angel ElizondoCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Rafael Angel Elizondo, of Cameron County, along with Jose Garza, engaged in illegal vote harvesting during the 2012 Democratic Primary run-off. Elizondo improperly posessed between 10 and 20 ballots without the consent of the voters. Elizondo faced a third degree felony method of returning marked ballot charge. He pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to serve three days in county jail.

Source: https://herit.ag/378DMVm, https://herit.ag/3f4FtYr

StateTexasYear2015NameJose Angel GarciaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Jose Angel Garcia, of Cameron County, along with Rafael Angel Elizondo, engaged in illegal vote harvesting during the 2012 Democratic Primary runoff. Garza improperly possessed as many as 10 ballots without the consent of the voters. Garza faced five felony counts of method of returning marked ballot. He pleaded guilty to one of those charges and was sentenced to serve two days in county jail.

Source: https://herit.ag/3kX7GUW, https://herit.ag/3x9CsfN

StateTexasYear2015NameBernice GarciaCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIllegal "Assistance" At The Polls

Bernice Garcia, of Cameron County, engaged in illegal vote harvesting during the 2012 Democratic Primary run-off election. Garcia faced three misdemeanor charges for unlawful voter assistance, unlawful method of returning a marked ballot, and unlawful possession of another's ballot. Garcia entered a conditional plea and was given a one year Deferred Prosecution Contract for the offense of unlawfully assisting a voter. 

Source: https://herit.ag/2Vdv5qr

StateTexasYear2015NameTamara ScotchCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

Tamara Scotch and her husband, Michael, of Edwards County, voted in a district other than the one in which they resided in a 2013 municipal election. The Scotches both falsely listed their residence as being in Rocksprings, and voted there, despite not living in the city. Tamara was charged with two counts of illegal voting and two counts of tampering with a government record. Tamara pleaded no contest to illegal voting in exchange for the state dropping the other charges. She was sentenced to 24 months' deferred adjudication during which she was on community supervision, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Source: https://herit.ag/3i4UR9d, https://herit.ag/3j9ZlLd

StateTexasYear2015NameFrancisco "Frankie" Garcia,…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBuying Votes

In the Donna School Board race, four campaign workers participated in a scheme that involved buying votes with cocaine, cash, beer, and cigarettes. All four pleaded guilty; Garcia received an 18-month sentence, and Castaneda received an eight-month sentence with credit for cooperating against her co-defendants.

Source: bit.ly/2e8xPPu, bit.ly/2uesT2u

StateTexasYear2015NameHazel Brionne WoodardCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeImpersonation Fraud At The Polls

Hazel Woodard, a Democratic Precinct Chairwoman candidate in Fort Worth, was concerned that her husband would not make it to the polls to vote, so she had her teenage son vote for him. The impersonation went undetected until the husband went to the polls later that day and tried to cast a second ballot in his name. Hazel was indicted for impersonation fraud at the polls, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two years of deferred adjudication probation.

Source: https://herit.ag/3i4LiXS

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 in Cameron County. 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: https://herit.ag/378DIF6

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 in Cameron County. 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: https://herit.ag/3l01onx

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: https://herit.ag/3yakNFV, Case no. 14-0713-904-CR

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

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

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: https://herit.ag/3y85FZD, https://herit.ag/3rDnhu6

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: https://herit.ag/3rAZsTA, https://herit.ag/3ymcuHr

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: https://herit.ag/3xaVX7D, https://herit.ag/3l5QfS2

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: https://herit.ag/2ULPiUt, https://herit.ag/2TE5cj3

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: https://herit.ag/2UWDgHN, https://herit.ag/2TCcyDx

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: https://herit.ag/3iXLtDH, https://herit.ag/3i7eo8T,

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: https://herit.ag/3l22dw3

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: https://herit.ag/3iVoXLC, https://herit.ag/3i73ikj

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: https://herit.ag/3x9CioH

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: https://herit.ag/3kYe7qN, https://herit.ag/3x5Rhjd

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

StateIowaYear2014NameMayra Alejandra Lopez MoralesCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3iOfV2S

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: https://herit.ag/3zIBqck, https://herit.ag/3xekzfW

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: https://herit.ag/3i7seYR

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: https://herit.ag/3l5Qgp4, https://herit.ag/2VheVMp, https://herit.ag/2UXQ6p3

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: https://herit.ag/3zLTEcZ, 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: https://herit.ag/3f4jVeF

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: https://herit.ag/3xiBGgF, https://herit.ag/3mftA5Q

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: https://herit.ag/3rDeIzh, https://herit.ag/3yc3aWc

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: https://herit.ag/3i30OmZ

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: https://herit.ag/3zKbCMH, https://herit.ag/3y9dsGN

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: https://herit.ag/3BOnZt2, https://herit.ag/3iWOlQS

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: https://herit.ag/3l3JCQm, https://herit.ag/2VfyAwg

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: https://herit.ag/3y7VAvO

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: https://herit.ag/3eYmLl5

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: https://herit.ag/374MQe8, https://herit.ag/3f2Szp8, https://herit.ag/3ksgPEp

StateNorth CarolinaYear2014NamePembroke, NCCase TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeElection Overturned

At least 30 fraudulent votes were cast in the November 2013 elections, prompting the town to re-do the election. As of April 2014, an ongoing investigation into fraudulent activity has revealed votes cast by non-residents and the use of improper ID to verify residency for the election.

Source: https://herit.ag/3l2K9SA

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: https://herit.ag/3CvSxiM, https://herit.ag/3l2KdSk

StateNew JerseyYear2014NameSpencer RobbinsCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Spencer Robbins, a municipal judge in Middlesex County, was forced to resign after it was discovered he registered to vote (and actually voted in 22 elections and democratic primaries) using the address of his Woodbridge law office. Although charged with two counts of third-degree voter fraud, Robbins was allowed to enter into a pre-trial intervention program, which means the charges will be dismissed if he successfully completes the program.

Source: https://herit.ag/3i8N1LI, https://herit.ag/3iV3i61

StateNew JerseyYear2014NameRigo and Lisette RodriguezCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Former Paterson Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and his wife were entered into the Pre-Trial Intervention Program after facing charges of conspiracy, election fraud, mail-in ballot fraud, and witness tampering. Paterson and his wife, who managed his campaign, orchestrated a scheme to take possession of absentee ballots and "assist" voters in filling them out, or fill them out fraudulently. Rodriguez instructed his volunteers to lie to officials investigating his scheme.

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

StateNew JerseyYear2014NameBelkis M. Cespedes, Ana Vely-Gomez,…Case TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

Eleven individuals were arrested in a state investigation of possible manipulation of absentee ballots in the election of Paterson Councilman Rigo Rodriguez. They entered into pre-trial intervention, a probationary program, to avoid trial and possible prison time.

Source: https://herit.ag/3f1dM2T

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: https://herit.ag/3nuoaUf, https://herit.ag/3kYthMI

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: https://herit.ag/3x92Juo

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 in the city of Troy. 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: https://herit.ag/3ybqGTj

StateNew YorkYear2014NameNew York City Department of…Case TypeOfficial FindingFraud TypeMiscellaneous

Undercover New York City Department of Investigation agents testing the integrity of New York City elections were able to vote 61 times out of 63 attempts using the names of ineligible voters, known felons, and deceased city residents.

Source: https://herit.ag/3x5Rq6f, https://herit.ag/2WixOiC

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: https://herit.ag/2WqEPOC, https://herit.ag/3eYmLBB

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: https://herit.ag/2VcrN6D, https://herit.ag/3zBr0em

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: https://herit.ag/3tXbxDG, https://herit.ag/3iTTE3J

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: https://herit.ag/3i4UQSH

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: https://herit.ag/3f2jVMh

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: https://herit.ag/3Akxu3e, https://herit.ag/3x92Tlu

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: https://herit.ag/3iTTAkv

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

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: https://herit.ag/2URz6kg, 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: https://herit.ag/373gEb1, 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

StateWisconsinYear2014NameMarcie MalszyckiCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

Marcie Malszycki, a legislative aide, pleaded guilty to charges that she voted in the wrong district in the 2010 election. That year, Malszycki voted in Onalaska, a town she temporarily resided in while doing campaign work, rather than Madison. A similar charge that she voted in the wrong district in 2008 was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Malszycki was placed in a first-offenders program.

Source: bit.ly/2sQpq9v

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: https://herit.ag/3i73pwf

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: https://herit.ag/374fWdK, https://herit.ag/314WPAr

StateConnecticutYear2013NameMinnie GonzalezCase TypeCivil PenaltyFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

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

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

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

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

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: https://herit.ag/3BKpyrX

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: https://herit.ag/3lg76lt

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: https://herit.ag/3zFrwbb

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: https://herit.ag/375VM2J

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: https://herit.ag/2VgR4g8

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: https://herit.ag/3fl9tj9, https://herit.ag/3xbrtlQ

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: https://herit.ag/3rDnxt4

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: https://herit.ag/3i5A5Gj

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: https://herit.ag/3iQE493

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: https://herit.ag/2Vf1CfA

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: https://herit.ag/3i71RT3, https://herit.ag/3iZz81Q

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: https://herit.ag/2ULPlj7

StateMarylandYear2013NameLinda Earlette WellsCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3yc39l6, https://herit.ag/3zEfTS0, bit.ly/2u6XdvZ

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: https://herit.ag/3BPBN6z, https://herit.ag/3f0by3A

StateMarylandYear2013NameElsie Virginia SchildtCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots

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

Source: https://herit.ag/2ULKSNl, https://herit.ag/3i8N0HE

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: https://herit.ag/3vTcEW7

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: https://herit.ag/2WrcVlz, https://herit.ag/3f4F0p9

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: https://herit.ag/3i3o98a

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