True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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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 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Upsort descending
Texas Margarita Rangel Ozuna F 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2013-03 Absentee/mail Illegal assistance Forgery 2 1 Margarita Rangel Ozuna pleaded* no contest to one count of illegally assisting a voter (TEC 86.010) in the 2010 primary, after being indicted on charges of knowingly depositing the carrier envelope of Ricardo Liceaga Alonso in the mail without providing her information on the carrier envelope as required by law, and for knowingly preparing his ballot without his direction. *Plea deal: 12 months probation, $250 fine http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_eca3f2f0-9c01-11e2-aabc-001a... http://rrunrrun.blogspot.com/2013/08/fed-aog-task-force-investigates-mail-in.htm... Cameron: 2013-DCR-00484
Alabama Shelia Pritchett Stephanie Elias F 2012-08 Phenix City municipal 2012-08 Absentee/Mail Forgery 4 2 Shelia Pritchett, of Phenix City, was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery and two counts of absentee ballot fraud. Stephanie Elias, of Columbus, was charged with four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of absentee ballot fraud, all Class C felonies. Both women were working for a candidate in the 2012 Phenix City municipal election. Russell County District Attorney Ken Davis said the fraud came to light when officials discovered duplicate applications for absentee ballots. Someone apparently was going to intercept the ballots when they were sent out and vote them. http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29238529.html#! Conviction/sentence - Russell County DA?
Texas Delores McMillian F 2010-03 Primary In person Impersonation 1 1 Delores McMillian pleaded* guilty to one count of attempted voter impersonation (TEC 64.012) in the 2010 primary election. In addition to illegal voting, she was also alleged to have obstructed a poll watcher, provided illegal assistance, failed to witness and provided false information on mail ballot applications, unlawfully witnessed more than one ballot aplication, and illegally possessed mail ballots. *Plea deal: 1 year probation, $227 court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dallas/Rockwall: 11082011CCL-A
Texas Gilda Hernandez F 2010-03 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Gilda Hernandez pleaded* guilty to two counts of illegal assistance (TEC 64.036) and four counts of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) for illegally possessing other voters' ballots and failing to provide identifying information while assisting voters. She was also alleged to have unlawfully obstructed a watcher and provided false information on a ballot application. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication, $250 fine Dallas/Rockwall: 11082011CCL-B
Texas Rolando Medrano Frank Medrano III Racquel Medrano Ricardo Medrano Sr. Sylvia Medrano Robert Edward Medrano Carlos Medrano M 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2011-09 Perjury 6 Rolando Medrano pleaded* guilty to two counts of aggravated perjury after being charged with six counts of perjury related to a voter fraud scheme in the 2010 Democratic primary involving six members of the Medrano family, one of Dallas County’s most influential Democratic families, and another associate, who were all indicted in the case. Carlos Medrano was found guilty of illegal voting. *Plea deal: 45 days in jail, 4 years community supervision, $5000 fine, $219 court costs Dallas/Rockwall: 2-11-416
Texas Carlos Medrano Frank Medrano III Racquel Medrano Ricardo Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano Sylvia Medrano Robert Edward Medrano M 2010-03 Democratic primary D 2011-09 Ineligible district voting Voter intimidation/coercion 2 1 Former Dallas County Justice of the Peace Carlos Medrano was found guilty of one count of illegal voting for illegally soliciting the vote of his niece Veronica Medrano, who lived in Mesquite and was not eligible to vote in Dallas, in the March 2010 Democratic primary. Six members of the Medrano family, one of Dallas County’s most influential Democratic families, and another associate were indicted in the case, including Medrano's brother, Federal Reserve police lieutenant Frank Medrano, and his daughter Racquel Medrano, charged with making false statements; Sylvia Medrano, Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside; and Robert Edward Medrano, Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Judge Richard Mays presided over the bench trial in Rockwall County. 180 days in county jail, five years probation, $2500 fine http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/local-politics/20120227-defense-suddenly... http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/09/13/members-of-dallas-political-family-indicted-o... http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20110915-editorial-get-to-the-botto... Dallas/Rockwall: 2-11-418 | Ricardo Medrano Sr., 67: former Dallas City Council member, charged with knowingly helping a felon on parole vote. Son of Pancho Medrano Sr. Rolando Medrano, 55: charged with making false statements before a grand jury. Son of Pancho Medrano. Frank Medrano III, 47: lieutenant in the Federal Reserve Bank police force, charged with making false statements. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Sylvia Medrano, 36: Dallas County clerk’s office employee, charged with seven counts of illegally voting in precincts where she did not reside. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Carlos Medrano, 34: elected Dallas County justice of the peace in 2010, charged with soliciting illegal votes from nieces. Grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Raquel Medrano, 22: charged with making false statements. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano. Robert Edward Medrano, 22: Dallas County detention services officer, charged with three counts of illegally voting in a precinct in which he did not reside. Great-grandchild of Pancho Medrano.
Texas Maria Mendoza Garcia F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Maria Mendoza Garcia was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Garcia entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 12 months, 80 hours community service, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-11-00052 CRL
Texas Estela Cruz Saenz F 2006 Primary Absentee/Mail Forgery 7 7 Estela Cruz Saena was charged with seven counts of absentee ballot fraud for knowingly providing false information on ballot applications (TEC 84.0041) in the 2006 primary election. Saenz entered pre-trial diversion. Pre-Trial Intervention: 6 months, $60 fee http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Dimmit/LaSalle: 08-12-00063 CRL
Texas Regino Cantu Salinas 2008 Primary Ineligible felon voting 1 1 Regino Cantu Salinas pleaded* guilty to one count of illegal voting for voting while an ineligible felon (TEC 64.012) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: 90 days in jail, 2 years probation, $2000 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Jim Wells: 11-02-13251 CR
Texas Christina Lichtenberger F 2008 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 2 2 Christina Lichtenberger pleaded* guilty to two counts of absentee ballot fraud for illegal possession of a ballot and unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036 and 86.006) in the 2008 primary election. *Plea deal: i year deferred adjudication, $1000 fine and court costs http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Duval/Live Oak: 20080, 20081

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