|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 Up|
|Indiana||Michelle Chandler (city controller’s office)||F||2003||Democratic primary||D||Ineligible district voting||Absentee/Mail||Perjury||3||1||Michelle Chandler, a worker in the city controller’s office, was found guilty of one count of felony perjury in a fraud case that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Chandler was also charged with fraudulent receipt of ballot, voting outside of her district, and perjury.||1 year probation||http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/article_6af53cdd-4bf0-520d-ad4a-6f0548f72e20....|
|Indiana||Glenn Pitts||M||2003||East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary||D||Absentee Ballot Fraud||Ineligible district voting||Perjury||5||1||Glenn Pitts was charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Claimed that he was offered $30 to sign up for a ballot and hand it to someone else. Charged with 2 counts perjury, 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, and 1 count failure to cast or return ballot in authorized manner. Pleaded guilty to failure to cast or return ballot in authorized manner, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed.||129 days in county jail||https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-0FF62E945C7E45B1.html||http://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/reports-of-vote-buying-surface/a...|
|California||Nativo Lopez||M||2008||Presidential primary||D||2009-06||Ineligible district voting||Registration fraud - ineligible district||Perjury||8||1||Nativo Lopez pleaded* guilty to one felony count of voter-registration fraud, after being charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office with fraudulent voter registration, fraudulent document filing, perjury, and fraudulent voting. Lopez registered to vote using an office address in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles although he lived with his family in Orange County. He also cast an illegal ballot from Los Angeles in the 2008 presidential primary. In 1996, the Latino activist registered new voters in the Orange County congressional district that very narrowly went for Loretta Sanchez over incumbent Bob Dornan. Subsequent investigation found that some voters that Mr. Lopez had registered were not citizens.||*Plea deal: 3 years probation, 400 hours community service||http://www.ocregister.com/totalbuzz/lopez-468752-nativo-ocregister.html||http://www.ocregister.com/totalbuzz/lopez-466830-strong-office.html|
|Indiana||Michael R. Marshall||Christopher Marshall John Cook||M||2010||Jeffersonville mayoral||D||2011-10||Absentee/Mail||Forgery||Perjury||48||3||Michael Marshall pleaded* guilty to three felony voter fraud charges involving the improper execution of absentee ballot applications in the 2010 Jeffersonville mayoral election after being charged with 23 counts of voter fraud and 25 counts of forgery and perjury. Marshall admitted he forged absentee ballot applications to illegally obtain the ballots. Marshall's son Christopher Marshall and John Cook were also indicted on voter fraud charges.||*Plea deal: 18 months in prison (9 months suspended), $450 fees/fines||http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/ex-campaign-worker-accepts-plea-...||http://www.newsandtribune.com/archives/galligan-aide-indicted-for-voter-fraud/ar...||http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/clark_county/campaign-worker-sentenced-for-vo...||http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Jennings-Sunday-Jail-time-in-v_13677...|
|Florida||Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr.||"Madison 9"||M||2010||Madison school board||2011-11||Absentee/Mail||Impersonation||Perjury||13||11||Ernest Sinclair Johnson, Jr., was charged with 11 counts of felony fraud in connection with casting votes, one count of corruptly influencing voting, and one count of perjury by false written declaration in the 2010 Madison school board election. His wife, school board candidate Abra “Tina” Hill Johnson, and seven others - the "Madison 9" - were also charged in the scheme, which involved asking voters to sign Absentee Ballot Request Forms and, without the voters’ knowledge or consent, writing an alternate address on the forms, causing the ballots to be mailed to a third party rather than directly to the voters. In 2010, Florida law required ballots to be sent to a voter’s registered address unless the voter was absent from the county, hospitalized, or temporarily unable to occupy their residence. The Johnsons retrieved the ballots, took them to the voters and waited for them to vote, and then returned the ballots to the Supervisor of Elections. In some instances, the voters were only presented with the absentee ballot signature envelope to sign and never received the actual ballot to cast their vote.||http://www.redstate.com/2011/11/01/fbi-arrests-8-in-florida-for-absentee-ballot-...||http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Madison_County_Officials_Arrested_for_Voter_Fr...||http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028405/00592|
|California||Roderick Wright (former state senator)||M||2007||Multiple||D||2010-09||Ineligible district voting||Registration fraud||Perjury||8||5||Roderick Wright was convicted on 5 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of perjury, and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy for registering, voting, and filing for office at the address of an Inglewood property he owned but didn't reside at so he could run in what was then the 25th Senate District in 2008. His true home or "domicile" was a home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district he sought to represent.||90 days in jail, 3 years probation, 1,500 hours community service, barred from holding public office||http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-convicted-felon-roderick-wright-...||http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-rod-wright-jury-20140124-story.html...|
|Indiana||Florentino Guillen (city employee)||M||2003||East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary||D||2006||Absentee Ballot Fraud||Ineligible district voting||Perjury||3||1||Florentino Guillen, city school custodian, charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Admitted in court that he listed a false address on his absentee ballot application, the address of his cousin, Ray Guillen, and that he picked up his absentee ballot application from the mayor's campaign headquarters. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 1 count perjury. Pleaded guilty to voting in other precinct, a misdemeanor. Other counts dismissed.||1 year of probation||https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1132898961.html||https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-0FF62EAC45EB8421.html||http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=2214|
|California||Robert Mariette (campaign official)||M||2005-11 2006-06 2006-11 2007-11 2008-02 2008-06 2008-11 2009-02||2010||Frauduent Voting||Registration Fraud||Perjury||13||8||Robert Mariette voted and held office in a district in which he did not reside. He cast votes and was on the board of directors in the Mountain Gate Community Services District, a district in which he did not reside. Mariette was charged with 13 counts. 8 counts of fraudulent voting, 2 counts of registration fraud, and 3 counts of perjury. He reportedly registered to vote using his girlfriend's address. He pleaded no contest to 1 count of fraudulent voting and 1 count of fraudulent registration. All other charges were dismissed. (Shasta County - Case # F-10-07895-01)||36 months of conditional/revocable release and 30 days on adult work program||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406815-california-shasta-county-with-case...||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/406811-california-shasta-response-with-ca...||http://www.redding.com/news/mariette-pleads-no-contest-to-voter-fraud-ep-3756461...|
|Indiana||Ronald DeCastro (Police officer)||M||2003||East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary||D||2006||Ballot Fraud||Ineligible district voting||Perjury||5||1||Ronald DeCastro, a police officer, charged as part of a fraud case brought by the Lake County Joint Voter Task Force that ultimately overturned the result of the 2003 East Chicago Democratic mayoral primary. Charged with 1 count of fraudulent application for ballots, 1 count voting in other precinct, 2 counts perjury, 1 count of failure to cast or return a ballot in an authorized manner. Pleaded guilty to failure to cast or return ballot in authorized manner, a felony. Other charges dismissed.||60 days of probation||http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/list-of-people-indicted/article_dad5024d-a3bc...||https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1N1-113B189B4A24F838.html|
|Wisconsin||Yadira Colon||F||2008 2009||D||2009-11||Absentee/mail||Ineligible district voting||Petition fraud||4||1||Yadira Colón pleaded* no contest to two counts of election fraud for forging signatures on nomination papers for Pedro Colón, then a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Assembly from Milwaukee, in 2009. Colón, a Voces De La Frontera volunteer, was also charged with illegally registering to vote and casting an absentee ballot in Milwaukee in 2008, listing an address in the city when she in fact resided in Oshkosh at the time. Prosecutors agreed to drop two charges, and Colón pleaded no contest to two others. Circuit Judge Dennis Moroney sentenced Colón to the 16 days she already spent in jail for one count, and to six months - suspended - on the second, with the condition of a year's probation, which he allowed to be transferred to Florida.||*Pea deal: 16 days in jail (time served), plus 6 months (suspended) and 1 year probation (transferred to Florida)||http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/174211971.html|
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