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State Year Name Case Type Fraud Type Details
StateMinnesotaYear2010NameWillie Lee SkykesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Willie Sykes pleaded guilty to one of two charges of false registrations and was sentenced to one year of local confinement, two years of probation, and a $3,000 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJoseph James WagnerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Joseph Wagner pleaded guilty to registration of ineligible voters, and was sentenced to one year in prison (of which 11 months and 19 days were stayed for two years). He was also sentenced to two years of probation and a $50 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameCynthia Rene ClarkCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Cynthia Clark pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail and two years of supervised probation. She was also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service and pay a $50 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameFreda Jean JahnkeCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

As part of a plea agreement, Freda Jahnke pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Fairmont, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail, two years of unsupervised probation, and 30 days of community service.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJacqueline Patricia PerryCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse RegistrationsDetails

Jacqueline Perry pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days' imprisonment (364 were stayed), two years' probation, and a fine of $50. She was also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJames Keith LesureCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse RegistrationsDetails

James Keith Lesure was charged with falsely registered ineligible voters in the 2008 election in St. Paul, Minnesota. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year imprisonment (later stayed) and six months' probation.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJenna Christine CookCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Jenna Cook pleaded guilty to registering an ineligible voter in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail and two years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameJonathan Curtis NoyesCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Jonathan Noyes pleaded guilty to knowingly voting while ineligible in Erskine, Minnesota. He was sentenced to electronic home monitoring for 30 days and ordered to pay a $50 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameKaren Louise MckinneyCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFalse RegistrationsDetails

Karen McKinney pleaded guilty to a charge of registering ineligible voters in St. Paul. She was sentenced to one year in prison (364 days were stayed). She was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and complete 80 hours of community service.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameKarl Edward BennettCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Karl Bennett was convicted of registering an ineligible voter. He was sentenced to serve one year in the Ramsey County Correctional Facility, with 227 days of his sentence stayed. He received two years' supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $50 fine.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameKerry Ann KellarCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Kerry Kellar of Cass Lake was convicted of knowingly voting despite being ineligible. She was sentenced to 366 days' imprisonment, which was stayed in favor of five years of supervised probation.

StateMinnesotaYear2008NameKristy Ellen DettleCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeFraudulent Use Of Absentee BallotsDetails

Kristy Dettle from Fridley, Minnesota was charged with voting more than once in the same election, making or signing a false certificate, and making a false or untrue statement on an absentee ballot application. She pleaded guilty to voting more than once, and the other charges were dismissed. She was sentenced to one year of probation and a fine of $1,000.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameMatthew James HinmanCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Matthew Hinman was charged with false registration and knowingly voting while ineligible in the 2008 election. He was convicted of the later and was sentenced to one year in prison, one year of unsupervised probation, and a $3,000 fine (of which $2,700 was stayed for one year).

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameRaymundo Gonzalo SilvaCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Raymundo Silva pleaded guilty to registering ineligible voters and was sentenced to one year of confinement and two years of probation, and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay a fine of $3,000.

StateMinnesotaYear2009NameSteven Todd KostohryzCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeIneligible VotingDetails

Steven Todd Kostohyrz knowingly voted while ineligible in Prior Lake, Minnesota. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year imprisonment, which was stayed, and a year of probation. He was also fined $400.