4 Indicted in Cahokia vote fraud investigation - KMOV.com

4 Indicted in Cahokia vote fraud investigation

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A St. Clair County grand jury investigating alleged vote fraud in Cahokia has handed down an indictment containing a total of 191 charges.

The indictment issued Friday charges four men, including two trustees on the village board, with a wide range of felonies ranging from perjury to illegally observing voting.

The village trustees charged were 44-year-old Kyle R. Johnson and 25-year-old Trevon L. Tompkin. Also charged were 27-year-old William L. Brown and 44-year-old Kevin M. Wiggins, the husband of Cahokia Village Clerk Bernadette Wiggins.

Kevin Wiggins was indicted on 82 counts, Brown on 41 counts, Johnson on 35 counts and Tompkin on 33.

The indictments result from allegedly lopsided absentee ballot margins during the April 7 municipal election, when Johnson and Tompkin were elected to the board.

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