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State Year Name Type of Case Type of Fraud
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

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

StateIdahoYear2011NameKay Annette HansenCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: bit.ly/2tvAQxy

StateIdahoYear2011NameRichard A. KeaneCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3761eTw, https://herit.ag/3f3Vuhj, (Case #CR-2010-0006825)

StateIdahoYear2011NameSusan Rose HarrisCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse Registrations

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

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

StateIdahoYear2011NameNancy Elaine WhiteCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeFalse Registrations

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3zHODCg, https://herit.ag/3y9dxu5

StateIdahoYear2010NameThomas Gordon StevensCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible Voting

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3iMzgl2, (Case #CR-2010-0011469-MD)

StateIdahoYear2009NameWalter A. CoinerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate Voting

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3i30NPX

StateIdahoYear2005NameWilliam Burl Clayton IIICase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3l1kDwU, Case #CR-2004-0017912-FE

StateIdahoYear2005NamePatty Kae McCammonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

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

Source: https://herit.ag/3rDnrlc, Case #CR-2004-0017920-FE

StateIdahoYear2004NameJason Jay GoodsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition Fraud

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

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