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State Year Name Case Type Fraud Type Details
StateMinnesotaYear2015NameMax SandersCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeBuying VotesDetails

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.

StateMinnesotaYear2013NameShawn Marie KaarboCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

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.

StateMinnesotaYear2013NameAnna Nicole NelsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

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.

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameAlfreda BowmanCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Alfreda Bowman, a convicted felon, pleaded guilty to a charge of voting in an election even though she was ineligible to do so. She received a stay of adjudication which included 40 hours of community service and one year of probation.

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameRyan Richard HalvorsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Ryan Richard Halvorson pleaded guilty to the charge of registering an ineligible voter. Halvorson had registered and voted in the 2008 presidential election despite being a convicted felon, and therefore ineligible. He was ordered to pay $430 in court costs.

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameMatthew John KluckCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Matthew John Kluck pleaded guilty to knowingly voting despite being ineligible. He had previously been convicted of identity theft, and therefore not eligible to vote in the 2008 presidential election. Kluck was ordered $430 in court costs.

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameMichael Patrick McAlpinCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Michael Patrick McAlpin was charged with registering while ineligible to vote in relation to the November 2008 election. He had previously been convicted for failing to register as a predatory offender and violated his probation by registering to vote. He was ordered to pay $430 in court fees.

StateMinnesotaYear2012NameMurdock Francis McLeod, Jr.Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Murdock Francis McLeod, Jr., of Duluth, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible. He voted in the November 2008 election, despite the fact that his civil rights had not been restored after a prior felony conviction. McLeod was sentenced to two years' probation, forty hours' community service, and a total of $135 in fees and fines.

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameBrohdy Hillis AveryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Brodhy Hillis Avery, a convicted felon serving probation, pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2010 election. He received a 180-day suspended jail sentence, two years' probation, and a $980 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameLavern Antoinette BowmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Lavern Bowman pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible during the November 2008 general election. As convicted felon, she lacked the right to vote. She was sentenced to two months' supervised probation and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service.

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAntonio Vassel BrownCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Antonio Brown was convicted of voting while ineligible in the November 2008 general election. Brown has a lengthy criminal history, having been convicted of multiple felonies in several states. His convictions rendered him ineligible to vote, but he did so anyway. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment.

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameLisa May BurlesonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Lisa May Burleson was convicted of ineligible voting when she cast her ballot after pleading guilty to felony theft in 2006. She was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and required to complete 40 hours of community service.

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameElve Lawrence WilliamsonCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Elve Williamson was charged with knowingly voting while ineligible to vote and registering an ineligible voter. He pleaded guilty to voting while ineligible, and the other charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to one year in prison (364 days of which were stayed for two years), two years of probation, and a $3,000 fine (of which $2,900 was stayed for two years).

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAmber Allison NealCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Amber Neal pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 91 days' local confinement, two years' probation, and a $1,100 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2011NameAndrew Frank SchmidtCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse RegistrationsDetails

Andrew Schmidt pleaded guilty to the charge of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation, 10 days of local confinement, and was ordered to pay $585 in fines, which were waived in lieu of completing community service.