FBI Says 4 Men in LA Caught Bribing Homeless with Money, Cigarettes to Commit Voter Fraud
The FBI’s Log Angeles Office confirmed Thursday that four men have admitted to their role in bribing homeless people with money and cigarettes to commit voter fraud using “false and forged signatures.”
“In a case announced by @LADAOffice & investigated by @FBILosAngeles @LAPDHQ, 4 men have admitted to their role in a scheme where money & cigarettes were offered to the homeless in exchange for false/forged signatures on ballot petitions & voter reg forms,” posted the FBI’s Twitter Account.
Four more men were sentenced after admitting to their involvement in a large-scale scheme to bribe homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Richard Howard, 64, and Louis Thomas Wise, 37, both pleaded no contest Friday to subscribing a false name to a petition and registration of a fictitious person, both felonies, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Christopher Joseph Williams, 41, and 45-year-old Nickey Demelvin Huntley also pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of circulating an initiative containing false, forged or fictitious names, the DA’s office said.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in