March 2, 2024

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Arizona man sentenced for falsely certified voter registration

The guy admitted he voted in 6 federal elections from 2016 to 2020 with his fraudulent registration, the attorney’s office said.

Surprise, Ariz. — A surprise man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in January to falsely certifying a voter registration application. 

Joseph John Marak, 62, submitted a voter registration application in which he falsely certified that “I am not a convicted felon.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Workplace, District of Arizona stated Marak’s certification was fake due to the fact in August 2011, he was convicted of 18 felony counts in North Carolina and was sentenced to 72 months in prison. 

Marak admitted he voted in six federal elections from 2016 to 2020 with his fraudulent registration, the attorney’s business office reported.

He was sentenced to 30 months of supervised probation and fined $2,400. 

“This is the next voter fraud circumstance we have billed in the last yr, and the very first arising out of the 2020 election cycle,” U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino claimed in a information launch. “Voting is a very important civil suitable, and performing exercises one’s voice is a essential section of a felon’s reentry to society. But there are procedures: If you wish to vote in Arizona pursuing a felony conviction, be sure to talk initial with your regional County Recorder to absolutely fully grasp the course of action for restoring your voting legal rights.”

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