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Woman Convicted on Voter Fraud Charges

Associated Press

Woman Convicted on Voter Fraud Charges

CREATED Oct. 15, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A former Oshkosh woman has been convicted of two felonies for election fraud and falsification of nomination papers.

Yadira Colon was convicted Monday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court and sentenced to 20 days in jail and one year on probation.

She was charged after authorities began investigating allegations of irregularities on nomination papers filed during the 2008 election of then-state Rep. Pedro Colon.

Pedro Colon was not charged. He is now a Milwaukee County judge and is not related to Yadira Colon.

Yadira Colon forged signatures on nomination papers for Pedro Colon, and registered to vote under a Milwaukee address when she actually lived in Oshkosh. She voted via absentee ballot in Milwaukee for the 2008 primary.

Yadira Colon now lives in Florida.
 

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