4 Sentenced in Cahokia vote-fraud case - KMOV.com

4 Sentenced in Cahokia vote-fraud case

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A judge in southwestern Illinois has sentenced two former Cahokia trustees along with two residents to jail on voter-fraud charges related to last year's municipal election.

 
Kyle Johnson was ordered to spend two weeks in jail and five years on probation. Trevon Tompkin got 10 days in jail and five years of probation. Residents Kevin Wiggins and William Brown each were sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years of probation.
  
Authorities say the men carried out a scheme in which they falsified applications for absentee ballots and illegally voted with them during the April 2009 municipal election. That's when Johnson and Tompkin were elected to the board.
  
All four must do 200 hours of community service, and Johnson and Tompkin can't run for office while on probation.
  
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