|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|
|Washington||Chesa Legette||F||Registration Fraud||1||A charge of registration fraud against Chesa Legette was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...|
|Ohio||Jacqueline Maiden (Board of Elections Coordinator)||F||2004||General||OTHER||Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer, election board members, were accused of election crimes related to a ballot recount following the 2004 presidential election. Maiden and Dreamer were convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was overturned and they were granted a retrial. Both ultimately pleaded no contest.||Initially sentenced to 18 months in prison, but that was later overturned. Ultimately pleaded no contest and put in diversion program.||http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2007/11/05/cleveland_recount.html|
|Washington||Susan Ellen Cohen||F||2010-10||Absentee Ballot Fraud||1||Susan Ellen Cohen was charged with absentee ballot fraud, a felony, but the matter was dismissed and refiled as a misdemeanor.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394621-washington-island-county-1-3232.ht...|
|Michigan||Willie David Branham||M||2002 2004 2006 2008||Multiple Voting||4||Willie and Darlene Branham (husband and wife) were accused of voting both in Michigan and in Florida in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.|
|Illinois||Jesse Lewis||Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Kelvin Ellis Yvette Johnson||M||2004-11||General||D||Vote buying||East Saint Louis precinct committeemen Jesse Lewis, Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, and Kelvin Ellis, as well as precinct worker Yvette Johnson, were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates.||15 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, $200 ﬁne||http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280||http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts||http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...|
|Mississippi||Ronnie Wilkerson (former superintendent of schools)||M||2007||Democratic primary, Runoff||Vote Buying||1||Ronnie Wilkerson was charged with 1 count of voter fraud in a vote buying scheme. Pleaded guilty. (Case #BK2008-001A, Circuit Court, Benton County)||5 years, with the first year in house arrest and then 4 years of post-release supervision. Pay $1,922.50.||http://djournal.com/tippah/2009/07/15/jury-convicts-two-in-benton-vote-fraud-cas...||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394430-mississippi-benton-county-cases-fo...||http://djournal.com/news/grand-jury-charges-16-in-fraud-probe/|
|Virginia||Troy Bernard Fobbs, Sr. (former candidate for sheriff)||M||2008-11||2009-10||Ineligible district voting||1||1||Troy Bernard Fobbs, Sr. was charged with one count of illegal voting and registration. It was alleged that Fobbs cast his ballot in November 2008 knowing he was not qualified to vote in the district.||http://www.richmond.com/news/article_95a944f0-83d3-5abb-84bb-1fce749cca76.html|
|Texas||Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno||F||2010-03||Primary||In person||Ballot tampering||1||1||Ester Sandoval Martinez-Moreno pleaded* guilty to one count of tampering with a government record after being accused of unlawfully accepting a voter, unlawfully permitting the deposit of a ballot, and illegal voting in the 2010 primary election.||*Plea deal: 1 year probation||Bexar: 2010-W-0375|
|Texas||Jose A. Garza||M||2012-07||Democratic primary runoff||D||2015-03||Absentee/mail||Ballot tampering||10||10||Brownsville residents Jose A. Garza and Rafael Elizondo were indicted for possessing marked ballots without the consent of the voter, in violation of Section 86.006 of the Texas Election Code. Elizondo was indicted for possessing more than ten marked ballots without the consent of the voter during a 2012 primary runoff election. The charge is a third-degree felony, punishable by confinement in state jail from 180 days to two years and a fine of up to $10,000.||https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/attorney-general-paxtons-offi...||http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_dce579c6-cdb2-11e4-ae75-97cd...|
|Kentucky||Tami Jo Risner||Gary “Rooster” Risner Larry Shepherd Mason Daniels Scott McCarty||F||2014||Primary, General||D||Vote buying||Tami Jo Risner was convicted in federal court of conspiring to buy votes in the 2014 primary and general elections, along with her husband Gary “Rooster” Risner and chief deputy county court clerk Larry Shepherd. Co-defendant Scotty L. McCarty pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vote-fraud charge and gave information to authorities. Unindicted co-conspirator Charles “Doc” Hardin allegedly put up money for vote buying in multiple elections from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Risner handled the money for the conspiracy, while his wife and Daniels recruited vote-sellers and Shepherd used his position to further the scheme, according to prosecutors.||http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article94699187.html||http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article95468937.html|
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