The Cleveland Scene reports:
James Saunders, the 56-year-old Shaker Heights tax attorney convicted last week of voting multiple times in the last two general elections, was sentenced to three years in prison, a judge decided Monday morning.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Santoli coupled Saunders’ sentence with a $10,000 fine, a punishment, as Santoli detailed in last week’s hearing, to match the severe violation against the nation’s voting laws.
Throughout the case, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office presented evidence that Saunders, who traveled regularly to a second home in Pompano Beach, Florida, attempted to cross states lines to vote multiple times, by mail and in person in Broward and Cuyahoga counties.
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Sauders voted in both states in 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022 but was only charged for the last two instances due to the statute of limitations.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said after the hearing that Saunders’ case is the only instance of a person actually voting twice in Cuyahoga County in several years.https://t.co/G7KJoE4TzD
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