True the Vote Election Crimes Database

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Statesort descending 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
Alabama Jimmy F. Richardson William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Scotty D. Cole Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Jimmy Richardson pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 5 months in prison, 3 years supervised release (5 months under electronically monitored home detention), $10,000 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Scotty D. Cole William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Denita Lee Idas L. Neal, Jr. M 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Scotty Cole pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. Cole was sentenced in federal court to three years of probation with the first three months under electronically monitored home detention, 300 hours of community service, and fined $5,000; and in state court to one year and one day in jail (suspended), 3 years of probation, barred from holding public office, and assessed a $50 fee plus court costs. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation (3 months under electronically monitored home detention), $5,000 fine, 3000 hours community service *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Denita Lee William F. Bailey Mary Jo Ingram Eugene Emerson David Sutherland Jimmy F. Richardson Scotty D. Cole Idas L. Neal, Jr. F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 2 1 Eight Alabamans were convicted on federal and state charges of vote buying and absentee ballot fraud in Winston County in the June 2000 Republican primary. All eight entered guilty pleas, admitting their roles in the voter fraud conspiracy that involved using cash, beer and liquor to buy votes. Denita Lee pleaded* guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to commit vote buying and one state felony count of illegal absentee voting. *Plea deal/Federal: 3 years probation, 250 hours community service, $2,500 fine *Plea deal/State: 1 year + 1 day in jail (suspended if federal sentence served), 3 years probation, $50 fee plus court costs, barred from holding public office http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20021020/NEWS/210200353?p=5&tc=ar http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394032-alabama-voter-fraud.html http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Ann Richardson (former district judge) F 2000-06 Republican primary R 2000-06 Vote buying Absentee/Mail 1 Ann Richardson pleaded* guilty to a state charge for failing to properly report campaign expenditures related to the June 2000 Republican primary. She agreed to resign as district judge as part of her plea bargain. Federal charges were dismissed. Eight others, including Richardson's husband, were convicted on charges of absentee ballot fraud as part of a vote-buying scheme in the election. *Plea deal: 6 months in jail (suspended), 1 year probation, $1,000 fine plus court costs http://www.timesdaily.com/archives/two-plead-guilty-in-vote-fraud-case/article_2...
Alabama Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez M Multiple Non-citizen voting Registration fraud 5 Venustiano Hernandez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen living illegally in Alabama since the 1970s under a stolen identity, pleaded guilty in 2012 to federal Social Security fraud charges, and records show he committed voter fraud as well. Hernandez-Hernandez stole the Social Security number and assumed the name of Severo Benavidez, under which he illegally voted in the 1996 and 2008 general elections, the 2002 primary election, and special elections in 2003 and 2009. http://blog.al.com/live/2012/03/baldwin_man_convicted_of_fraud.html
Alabama Daniel Webster Reynolds III Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Olivia Reynolds M 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-07 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 3 3 Daniel Webster Reynolds III pleaded* guilty to three counts of absentee ballot fraud, a class C felony, as part of a scheme to falsify absentee ballots in the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the election by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Janice Hart were also found guilty in the scheme. *Plea deal: 2 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/fourth-person-connected-to-amos-news... http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Final-defendant-in-Dothan-voter-fraud-case-plea...
Alabama Lesa Coleman Olivia Reynolds Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 20 7 Lesa Coleman was convicted of seven felony counts of absentee ballot fraud. Coleman illegally obtained absentee voter ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Janice Hart, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. 3 year split sentence split - 180 days in Houston County Jail, 3 years probation http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/olivia-reynolds-found-guilty-of-coun... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Alabama Janice Hart Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 8 8 Janice Hart, pleaded* guilty to eight misdemeanor absentee ballot fraud charges (reduced from eight felony charges) for illegally obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Olivia Reynolds, Lesa Coleman, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. *Plea deal: 12 months in jail for each charge (suspended), two years probation for each charge, $200 fine, $25 victim’s compensation fee, court costs http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/voter-fraud-suspect-pleads-guilty-to... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/lesa-coleman-guilty-in-dothan-voter-... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Alabama Olivia Reynolds Lesa Coleman Janice Hart Daniel Reynolds F 2013 Dothan municipal D 2014-05 Absentee/Mail Conspiracy 26 24 Olivia Reynolds was convicted of 24 counts of fraudulently obtaining absentee ballots during the 2013 Dothan city commission election on behalf of District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome, her boyfriend. Newsome won the race by just 14 votes. Co-defendants Lesa Coleman, Janice Hart, and Daniel Reynolds were also found guilty in the absentee ballot fraud scheme. 5 year split sentence - 2 years in prison (amended to 6 months in community corrections) http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/dothan-voter-fraud-defendant-sentenc... http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/olivia-reynolds-found-guilty-of-coun... http://www.cbs46.com/story/25479135/3-charged-with-voter-fraud-in-houston-county
Alaska Deborah Carroll (campaign official) F 2012 2012-04 Petition Fraud Forgery 5 Carroll was charged with submitting fraudulent signatures for a petition. She admitted to using names she found in a phone book. The charges included 1 count forgery, 1 count falsifying business records, 1 count unsworn falsification, 1 count perjury, and 1 count improper subscription to petition. Pleaded guilty to 1 felony charge in exchange for other 4 charges being dismissed. Fairbanks District Court (Case #: 4FA-12-700 CR) Probation and $2,500 fine http://www.courtrecords.alaska.gov/eservices/?x=Fw-ICex9meMd6vxdvlKOa-PSRmCXu%2A...

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