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 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Upsort ascending
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 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 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 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
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 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
Florida Michel Pawlowski M 2010 2012 Generals, Primary 2013-06 Absentee/Mail Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 1 3 Michel Pawlowski, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official, was charged with false swearing, submission of false voter registration information, a third-degree felony, in connection with a voter fraud case in St. Johns County. Pawlowski signed a voter registration form in which he reported his legal address in St. Augustine Beach and voted by absentee ballot in the general election in November 2010 and the presidential primary and general election in 2012. http://www.news4jax.com/news/local/fema-official-charged-in-voter-fraud-case https://historiccity.com/2013/staugustine/news/florida/father-of-commissioner-ar... CALL CLERK AND ASK FOR STATUS (904) 819-3600
Texas Debra Briseno F 2006 Primary Non-citizen voting Illegal assistance Absentee/Mail 27 2 Debra Briseno was convicted of two counts of illegal voting by an ineligible non-citizen (TEC 64.012) and one count of tampering with a government record in the 2006 primary election. Briseno was originally charged with 27 counts: illegal voting by a non-citizen (3), unlawful assistance (1), possessing other voters' ballots (11), tampering with government records (6), and false statements on registration applications (6). 5 years in prison http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Calhoun: 2006-8-6465, 2006-8-6466, 2006-8-6467, 2006-8-6468, 2006-8-6469
Texas Christine Thomas Shank F 2010-11 General Illegal assistance 1 1 Christine Thomas Shank pleaded* guilty to one count of unlawful assistance (TEC 64.036) in the 2010 general election. *Plea deal: 1 year deferred adjudication/community supervision, 20 hours community service, $500 fine, $332 court costs, prohibited from assisting voters http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Brazos: 11-05590-CRM-CCL1
Texas Willie Howard Ray 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Willie Howard Ray pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) after being charged with seven counts of illegal possession of another's ballot in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 8 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M1309-CCL

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