True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sexsort ascending Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Massachusetts Mark Evangelous M, 2011-10 Marlborough municipal 2012-01 Absentee/Mail Impersonation-deceased Forgery 3 0 Mark Evangelous, a candidate for councilor-at-large in the 2011 Marlborough city election, was indicted in February 2012 on voter fraud charges for submitting a fraudulent absentee ballot application in the name of a deceased voter. A grand jury returned a “true bill” indicting Evangelous, age 51, with charges of forgery, uttering and violating absentee voting laws. He has also been charged with lying to the police during an investigation of the allegations. The charges relate to a fraudulent absentee ballot application that was submitted to the City Clerk's office by Evangelous, on the Friday before the November 1, 2011 election, for a person he said was his aunt. The clerk's office subsequently determined the woman was deceased.  In November 2012, after Evangelous admitted to sufficient facts, a Middlesex Superior Court judge continued the case without a finding, placing Evangelous on probation for a year and assigning 200 hours of community service, after which the forgery and uttering charges would be dismissed.  *Plea deal:1 year probation plus 200 hours community service, for forgery, uttering a false document and violating absentee voting laws (forgery and uttering to be dropped on completion of sentence). https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/02/16/marlborough-city-council-candidate-... http://middlesexda.com/news/press-release.php?reference=529 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20121005/News/310059325
New York Vincent Sculco (former town Republican Chairman) M 2007 Town Board R Petition Fraud Vincent Sculco allegedly submitted 42 forged signatures on designating petitions for a Republican primary in North Greenbrush, New York. Pleaded to a misdemeanor for misconduct in relation to petitions. 30 days in the Rensselaer County sheriff's work order program http://blog.timesunion.com/localpolitics/1067/north-greenbush-gop-operative-admi... http://news10.com/2007/08/10/alleged-voter-fraud-involving-missing-chairman-the-...
New Jersey Rigo Rodriguez Rigo Rodriguez Lissette Rodriguez Juan Jimenez Belkis M. Cespedes Ana Vely-Gomez Lucia A. Guzman Inocencio Jimenez Jose Ramon Ruiz Dalila Rodriguez Octavio A. Dominguez Juana A. Gil Jose E. Gonzalez Loudes Inoa Ricardo A. Fermin-Cepeda Wilson A. Torres M 2010-05 Paterson city council D 2010-12 Absentee/mail Forgery Witness tampering Pre-Trial Intervention http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases10/pr20101202b.html http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/10/ex-paterson_councilman_wife_i...
Connecticut Carlos Lopez Luz Lopez M 2004-11 2006-11 2007-11 Ineligible District Voting 3 Carlos Lopez and his wife, Luz S. Lopez, were accused of registering to vote and voting in Hartford during the course of 3 elections (Nov. 2, 2004; Nov. 6, 2006; Nov. 7, 2007) when they were residents of Farmington. Lopez said he thought he could register and vote in Hartford because he owned a business there for more than 30 years. He reported himself to the state elections commission. He was arrested as part of a grand jury investigation of Mayor Eddie Perez. The Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the Lopezes had violated the law by registering to vote in a town where they didn't live and illegally voting in three elections. They were each fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. Fined $2,000 and ordered to follow state law in the future. http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/fd_2009_096.pdf
Illinois Sean Sayles M 2012-09 2015 Absentee/Mail 2 2 Sean Sayles, of Cahokia, was charged with two counts of violation of an absentee ballot. Next hearing set for 4/12/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
Mississippi Steven Lamont Bennett M Ineligible voting 1 Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voting by unqualified person. (Case #2010-0754, Madison County) 6 months in county jail, with release after 1 day and unsupervised probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400863-mississippi-madison-county-with-ca...
Utah Zachary B. Millett M 2006-11 Daggett County Sheriff 2008-03 Registration Fraud 1 Zachary B. Millett was accused along with 50 other people in Utah's Daggett County, in connection with a 2006 election for sheriff. All 51 were accused of fraudulent registration, and many were accused of living outside the county but registering to vote within the county. Millett pleaded guilty to a reduced to charge of class B misdemeanor attempt to fraudulently register to vote. 30 days in jail (suspended) and $500 fine http://archive.sltrib.com/printfriendly.php?id=9208173&itype=NGPSID http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/2008/08/11/utah-voter-registration-fraud-case...
Arizona Peter Canova III Gina Thi Canova M 2008-11 General 2011-03 Multiple Voting Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 15 1 Peter Canova and his wife Gina Thi Canova were each convicted on a misdemeanor charge of attempted illegal voting for registering and voting twice in the November 2008 general election, in both Maricopa County, Arizona and Douglas County, Nevada. The Canovas were originally charged with 15 felony counts of voter fraud including false registrations, illegal voting and filing false instruments. 200 hours community service, $9,200 fine, 2 years unsupervised probation http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/30/arizona-nabs-double-voter... http://www.azfamily.com/story/28334496/pair-arrested-for-voter-fraud
California Roy Mitchell M 2001-08 2001-12 Petition Fraud 3 Roy Mitchell was charged with 3 counts of misrepresenting petitions. Stanislaus County Superior Court (Case Number: 1032540) Case dismissed. http://caseindex.stanct.org:8080/CaseIndex/faces/displayResults.xhtml http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399967-california-stanislaus-county-respo...
West Virginia Perry French Harvey, Jr. (former United Mine Workers official) M 2004-05 Primary D 2005-08 Vote Buying 1 Perry French Harvey, Jr. was indicted for conspiring with others to get a House of Delegates candidate elected. Harvey was accused of accepting $2,000 to pay for votes. Indicted on one count of conspiracy to buy votes. Pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe voters. 3 years of probation, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/us/election-fraud-is-the-target-of-fbi-sting.h... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549361/posts http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20FDCO%2020150304G81/U.S.%20v.%20HARVEY http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/01/AR2005120101724_... http://www.ejfi.org/Voting/Voting-71.htm

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