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State Year Name Case Type Fraud Type Details
StateArizonaYear2012NameSheriff Michael David HaysCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse RegistrationsDetails

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

StateArizonaYear2011NamePeter Canova and Gina Thai CanovaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse RegistrationsDetails

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

StateArizonaYear2011NameRodney Paul JonesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate VotingDetails

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

StateArizonaYear2011NameJohn MarottaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate VotingDetails

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

StateArizonaYear2009NameJames and Karen MarshallCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate VotingDetails

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