True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2sort ascending Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Illinois Shavette M. Wills F 2015-04 Municipal 2015-05 Absentee/Mail 2 Shavette M. Wills was charged with two felony counts for improperly marking an absentee ballot and perjury charges for allegedly making a false statement. The charges state that Wills marked another voter's absentee ballot, mailed it and then made a false statement by stating that she signed an affidavit to assist a voter, stating that she had cast a ballot as directed by the voter when she had not. Next hearing set for 3/14/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article22682226.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
Illinois Devione M. Kidd M 2015-04 Municipal 2015-05 Absentee/Mail 1 1 Devione Kidd, an Alorton trustee, was charged with vote fraud stemming from the April 2015 election. Kidd was charged with one count of tampering with an absentee ballot. He was accused of putting someone else’s absentee ballot in the mail. Under Illinois law, only the voter can mail his or her own 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...
Illinois Brian McDouglar M 2015-04 Municipal 2015-05 Absentee/Mail 3 3 Brian McDouglar was charged with three counts of tampering with an absentee ballot in the 2015 municipal election. He is accused of putting someone else’s absentee ballot in the mail. Under Illinois law, only the voter can mail his or her own ballot. Next hearing set for 3/14/16 http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
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...
Illinois Monica LaPlant F 2012 2013-01 Absentee/mail 1 1 Monica LaPlant, of Cahokia, pleaded* guilty to attempting to mark an absentee ballot of another person in a 2012 election. *Plea deal: 24 months probation, $1125 fines/court costs http://www.bnd.com/news/local/crime/article20547705.html https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
Illinois August Stacker Jr. M 2013-04 Municipal 2013-04 Absentee/Mail 1 1 August Stacker Jr. of Belleville pleaded* guilty to one felony count of violation of absentee ballots in St. Clair County. *Plea deal: 18 months probation, $400 fine http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/04/30/3-metro-east-men-charged-with-election-fr... https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20in%20%22Criminal%20Cases%22%20...
Illinois Parvin Vakili Mahmoud Vakili F Multiple 2011-9 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - ineligible non-citizen 2 7 Parvin Vakili and her husband Mahmoud Vakili were charged with perjury of the election code and mutilation of election material. The couple, who were both born in Iran, were not U.S. citizens. According to the Lake County Clerk's office, Mahmoud Vakili first registered to vote in Lake County in 1988 and Parvin Vakili in 1992. Since then, Mahmoud voted five times and Parvin seven times, most recently in 2010. The clerk's office is required to process any voter registration applications that it receives but does not have tools available by which to confirm someone's citizenship before accepting a voter registration application. 12 months supervised probation, 100 hours community service, fines and court costs http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-12-16/news/ct-met-voter-fraud-deportatio... https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20by%20%22Case%20Number%22%2C%20...
Illinois Mahmoud Vakili Parvin Vakili M Multiple 2011-9 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - ineligible non-citizen 2 5 Mahmoud Vakili and his wife Parvin Vakili were charged with perjury of the election code and mutilation of election material. The couple, who were both born in Iran, were not U.S. citizens. According to the Lake County Clerk's office, Mahmoud Vakili first registered to vote in Lake County in 1988 and Parvin Vakili in 1992. Since then, Mahmoud voted five times and Parvin seven times, most recently in 2010. The clerk's office is required to process any voter registration applications that it receives but does not have tools available by which to confirm someone's citizenship before accepting a voter registration application. 12 months supervised probation, 100 hours community service, fines and court costs http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-12-16/news/ct-met-voter-fraud-deportatio... https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20by%20%22Case%20Number%22%2C%20...
Illinois Maria Azada F Primary, General 2011-03 Non-citizen voting Registration fraud - ineligible non-citizen 17 9 Maria Azada, an illegal alien from the Philippines, was found guilty of 17 felony counts related to voter fraud in Lake County, including perjury, mutilation of election materials, and tampering with voting machines in connection with illegal voting by a non-U.S. citizen. In February 2009, Azada admitted to a USCIS officer during an interview for an immigration benefit that she had voted in an election. An investigation revealed that Azada voted nine times in primary, general and consolidated elections between 2003 and 2009. Azada falsely claimed to be a U.S. citizen on two Illinois voter registration applications. 120 days in prison,100 hours community service, $2916 fine, subject to deportation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-arrested-charged-voter-fraud https://truethevote.org/Open%20link%2C%20search%20by%20%22Case%20Number%22%20and... 3/8/16 - Emailed CircuitClerk@lakecountyil.gov asking for correct summary of sentence. NEED TO CALL COURT CLERK AND ASK WAS "COND DISCHARGE SPEC CONDITION" MEANS.
Virginia Andrew Spieles M 2016 D Registration fraud Andrew Spieles, a James Madison University student and Virginia Young Democrat working for HarrisonburgVotes, confessed that he submitted 19 voter registration applications for deceased individuals. http://freebeacon.com/politics/virginia-young-democrat-caught-registering-dead-v... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/he-fought-in-world-war-ii... http://www.dnronline.com/news/harrisonburg/student-admits-to-fraud/article_0e0cc... http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_e008ce00-0365-57a2-95c0-4d9aa70012...

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