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State Year Name Case Type Fraud Type Details
StateNorth DakotaYear2012NameSamuel Ojuri, Joshua Colville, Marcus…Case TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeBallot Petition FraudDetails

Ten players on the North Dakota State football team, who had been hired to collect signatures for ballot petitions establishing a conservation fund and legalizing medical marijuana, each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud charges, admitting that rather than gathering signatures, they forged them. Each player was sentenced to 360 days of unsupervised community service, 50 hours of community service, and $325 in fines.

StateNorth DakotaYear2017NameDale Monte LarsenCase TypeDiversion ProgramFraud TypeDuplicate VotingDetails

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.

StateNorth DakotaYear2018NameHannan Yassin AboubakerCase TypeCriminal ConvictionFraud TypeDuplicate VotingDetails

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.