Politics

Hamtramck City Council Candidate Charged With Voter Fraud


September 19, 2013, 12:00 PM

Armani Asad may be loser in more than one way.

He lost his bid for a city council seat in Hamtramck's August primary election.

Now, he's been charged with voter fraud.

Andy Choi of WXYZ reports that Asad, 33, along with Salim Ahmed, 50 and Mohammed Russell, 32 are accused of possessing and returning multiple absentee ballots during Hamtramck's August primary election.

The station reports that it is a felony to possess or return absentee ballots unless you are the person voting, the voter's family member, a mail carrier or an authorized official. The penalty carries a maximum penalty of  five years in a prison and a $1,000 fine.

 

 


Read more:  WXYZ


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