Voter Fraud Case Concluded

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, 37-year-old, Joshua Clemons of New Albany, Indiana, was formally sentenced in the Floyd County Circuit Court.

Clemons was indicted on September 12, 2012 by a Grand Jury for one count of Voter Fraud: Forgery of Official Ballot Endorsement, a Class D Felony; one count of Solicitation for Fraudulent Absentee Ballot Application, a Class D Felony; and one count of Fraudulent Delivery of Ballots, a Class D Felony.

Clemons plead guilty to Fraudulent Delivery of Ballots, a Class D Felony. He received a suspended sentence of 1 year and 180 days and was disfranchised of his voting rights.

Paul Etheridge was likewise indicted on September 12, 2012 by a Grand Jury on similar charges. Etheridge plead guilty and was formally sentenced on March 28, 2013, for Forgery of Official Ballot Endorsement, a Class D Felony. He received a suspended sentence of 1 year and 180 days, in addition to his requirement to complete 24 hours of community service.

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Henderson stated: “Ensuring the integrity of the election process is not only important, but the foundation of our Republic alike. I will continue to hold accountable those individuals who violate our election laws, and I encourage all election officials and voters to be diligent in doing their part to maintain the integrity of our elections.”

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