Thursday, August 16, 2012

Brad Friedman: "Republican US House Staffers Indicted Felony Election Fraud" @ The Brad Blog

... The charges were filed yesterday by MI Attorney General Bill Schuette against McCotter staffers Don Yowchuang, Paul Seewald, Mary Melissa Turnbull and Lorianne O'Brady. According to the Detroit Free Press, "Most of the charges were filed against McCotter's Deputy District Director Don Yowchuang and District Director Paul Seewald. Yowchuang faces 17 charges — 11 felonies and six misdemeanors — and Seewald 10 — one felony and nine misdemeanors."

In all, the four were indicted on 12 felony and 21 misdemeanor election fraud-related charges.

The investigators' report [PDF], details each of the hundreds of fraudulent signatures and petitions submitted by the four aides and, as they described, "revealed that the petition collection efforts were carried out by a dysfunctional congressional staff that had completely lost its moral compass." ...

Read more, including the list of "Ten Very High-Profile GOPers" at Brad's Blog.

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