2006 Indiana – Criminal Conviction – Larry Battle

Larry Battle was convicted of voting in a precinct in which he did not live for the 2003 East Chicago mayoral Democratic primary election. Battle had a history of “crimes of dishonesty,” prompting the judge–unpersuaded by Battle’s “everybody was doing it” defense–to sentence him to two years in prison. Fraud in this 2003 mayoral primary was widespread, and the Indiana Supreme Court ultimately overturned the election results and ordered a special election that resulted in a different winner.

Fraud Types