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Politician Given 18 Months For Voter Fraud

Last updated on Thursday, May 2, 2013

(VERNON) - A longtime politician was sentenced to 18 months Tuesday for pleading guilty to voter fraud.

The Republic reports Michael R. Marshall, 61, of North Vernon, pleaded guilty to three counts in Jennings County and in return, was given half his sentence and nine months suspended.

He was a state representative and a longtime Jennings County Democratic Party worker.

He was originally charged in October 2011 with 20 counts of voter fraud, 12 counts of forgery and 13 counts of perjury.

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