Jerry Weaver and Greg Stowers, leaders of a political machine in Lincoln County, pleaded guilty to vote buying charges in connection with a 12-year-long vote fraud scheme. Both men were sentenced to a year in prison.
Johnny “Big John” Mendez, former Logan County Sheriff, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to buy votes. Mendez bought votes for himself and a member of the state House of Delegates, making cash payments and offering more money to heads of households who could deliver the votes of all the eligible voters living at a […]
When his wife was running for the House of Delegates, Mark Oliver Hrutkay, a lawyer and his wife’s campaign treasurer, paid $10,000 to a political operative to secure support for his wife’s candidacy. He pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges, stemming from his mailing a campaign disclosure form that failed to mention the $10,000 payment. […]
Robert Victor Holmgren cast a ballot for his recently-deceased wife in the 2004 general election. He pleaded guilty to voting twice in an election and was ordered to pay $490 in fines and court fees.
Doris McFarland’s husband passed away before he could vote in the 2004 election, and Mrs. McFarland decided to cast his absentee ballot. She later admitted to double voting in that year’s election but avoided jail time. She was ordered to pay court fees and a $490 fine.
Johnny Wayne Akers, of Hardeman County, was charged with six counts of “possession of an official ballot or carrier envelope of another” for engaging in vote harvesting activities during a 2004 primary election in Texas. He pleaded guilty to possession of an official ballot, and was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to […]
Melva Kay Ponce was convicted for mailing in an absentee ballot for her deceased mother in the November 2004 general election. She pleaded guilty to one charge of illegal voter registration and was sentenced to two years of deferred adjudication and ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.
Mary Lou Simpson of Manchester was arrested after the 2004 election for attempting to vote in the name of her deceased sister. Ms. Simpson was spotted by a poll worker who recognized that she had already voted earlier in the day. The facts have been confirmed by the district attorney’s office which prosecuted the case. […]
Howard Allen pleaded guilty to one count of “False Entries” and was sentenced to two years of probation. During his probation, Allen was barred from participating in election activities without the permission of the court.
Rudolph Vargas pleaded guilty to voting more than once during the 2004 fall election.