Voter Fraud – Money and Cigarettes Were Used To Bribe Homeless

Police crack down voter fraud

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.

Police crack down voter fraud
Using cash and cigarettes as lures, the defendants approached homeless people on skid row and asked them to forge signatures on state ballot measure petitions and voter registration forms, the district attorney’s office said. The defendants — some of whom were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday — face several criminal charges, including circulating a petition with fake names, voter fraud and registering a fictitious person.

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.

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