True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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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
California Angel Perales M 2007 2009 Absentee/Mail Ballot tampering 20 Angel Perales pleaded* guilty to voter fraud in Cudahy's 2007 and 2009 elections, admitting to tampering with mail-in ballots in city elections by resealing and submitting votes for incumbent candidates and discarding votes for challengers. The exact number of ballots tampered with is not known, but all mail ballots for both elections were "routinely and systematically opened". Perales also helped voters from outside the district illegally register to vote at an address at which they did not reside. The voter fraud was part of a widespread corruption scheme that also included accepting cash bribes and abusing drugs at City Hall. *Plea deal: 5 years probation http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Cudahy-Officials-Corruption-Bribery-Ball... http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/07/cudahy-corruption-election-fraud.h... http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/398989-perales-plea-agreement-filed.html http://media.nbclosangeles.com/documents/perales+plea+agreement+-+filed.pdf
California Richard Alarcon (former Los Angeles City Councilman) Flora Montes de Oca M 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 16 1 Richard Alarcon was convicted on three counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with his wife, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 120 days in county jail, 600 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding public office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
California Roger Treskunff (former Hayward County school board candidate) M Registration Fraud 40 0 Roger Treskunff, a former Hayward County school board candidate, pleaded* guilty to registering fictitious voters and falsifying ballot initiatives, both felonies. Treskunoff was intially charged with over 40 felonies. *Plea deal: 1 year in prison, 5 years probation http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403779-california-alameda-county-response... https://web.archive.org/web/20100306035327/http://www.sos.ca.gov/admin/press-rel...
California Domenica Malburg Leonis Malburg F 2006-04 Vernon municipal 2006-11 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud - ineligible district 3 1 Domenica Malburg, wife of former Vernon mayor Leonis Malburg, was convicted of fraudulent voting and voter registration fraud. Malburg and her husband, who had been mayor for 50 years prior to his resignation, did not live in Vernon and were thus ineligible to vote or be candidates in that municipality. Dominica Malburg was convicted of conspiracy, false voter registration and fraudulent voting. 3 years probation, $36,000 fines/penalties http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/-Local-Politician-Convicted-of-Fraud-785...
California Theresa Sogbi F Theresa Sogbi pleaded guilty to fraudulently voting or attempting to vote. Served two years probation and 40 hours of community service
California Flora Montes de Oca (wife of Richard Alarcon) Richard Alarcon F 2007 Municipal D 2010-08 Ineligible district voting Registration fraud 3 1 Flora Montes de Oca was convicted on two counts of voter fraud and one count of perjury for illegally claiming, along with her husband Richard Alarcon, to have lived at 14451 Nordhoff St. in Panorama City during his run for City Council in 2007 and his bid for re-election in 2009. During the summer of 2007, Alarcon unsuccessfully tried to have the 7th District boundaries redrawn to include his wife’s Sun Valley home, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 400 hours community service, 5 years probation, barred from holding elected office http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-alarcon-guilty-20140723-story.html http://losangelescriminallegalblog.com/2010/08/richard-alarcon-charged-with-perj... http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-LA-City-Councilman-Sentenced-to-1...
California Ricardo Lopez-Munguia M 2008-11 General 2012 Non-citizen voting 3 1 Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, a Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking, pleaded* guilty to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Lopez-Munguia assumed the identity of Gustavo Carranza-Madrigal, a U.S. citizen, and obtained a fraudulent California driver's license, a Social Security card and a U.S. passport. Lopez was set to be deported to Mexico upon completion of his sentence. *Plea deal: Deportation http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2012/Sep/07/escondido-mexican-man-admit... https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/previously-deported-criminal-alien-pleads-guil...
California Jennifer Anne Thomas F Registration Fraud Petition Fraud Jennifer Anne Thomas allegedly made unauthorized use of personal identification information involving fraudulent completion of affidavit of registration and signing fictitious or forged name to petition. Dismissed
California Molly Morales F 2009 St. Helena school board 2010-02 Multiple voting 2 1 Molly Morales pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor count of voter fraud after receiving two mail-in ballots for the Fall 2009 St. Helena school board election, one addressed to her and the other addressed to “Molly LaPointe,” and filling out and submitting both ballots. In exchange for her plea, a felony count of fraudulently signing a ballot was dismissed. *Plea deal: 3 years probation, 150 hours community service, $1,100 fine, $4,080 restitution http://napavalleyregister.com/star/news/local/morales-pleads-guilty-to-voter-fra... http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/st-helena-recall-leader-charged-with-vo...
California Unknown impersonator used identity of Forrest Downie (deceased 2005) 2008-11 General In person Impersonation 0 1 Someone used the identity of Forrest Downie to vote in person in 2008, even though Mr. Downie died in 2005. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/13/more-deceased-voters-san-di... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/19/votes-cast-eight-more-decea...

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