2015 Texas – Diversion Program – Michael Scotch

Michael Scotch and his wife, Tamara, of Edwards County, voted in a district other than the one in which they resided in a 2013 municipal election. The Scotches both falsely listed their residence as being in Rocksprings, and voted there, despite not living in the city. Michael was charged with two counts of illegal voting and two counts of tampering with a government record. Michael pleaded guilty to illegal voting in exchange for the state dropping the other charges. He was sentenced to 24 months’ deferred adjudication during which he was on community supervision, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

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