Mohamed was caught in the act back in October as authorities walked in on him stuffing envelopes with fraudulent mail ballot applications. He is charged with 84 counts of fraudulent use of mail ballot applications and 25 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot.
Authorities were originally suspicious of 11 duplicate mail ballot requests. And after further investigation, which included speaking to the voters in question, showed that none had requested the ballots.
The mayoral candidate had been filling out faulty mail ballot applications for nursing home residents and obtained the ballots with fraudulent identifications.
This led authorities to launch a broader investigation during which they caught Mohamed with a box of fraudulent ballots.
Mohamed faces up to 20 years in prison for each second-degree felony and up to 10 years for each third-degree felony, as well as fines up to $10,000 for each. Often, those sentences are far less severe than the potential max or they’re diverted into probation.
The Office of the Attorney General has successfully prosecuted election fraud charges against 155 individuals since 2005.
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