Thursday, January 21, 2021

Former Pennsylvania congressman Myers accused of stuffing ballots, election fraud

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A federal grand jury indicted a disgraced former Pennsylvania congressman, accusing the well-connected Philadelphia Democrat of election fraud during primary elections in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The indictment charges former U.S. Rep. Michael J. “Ozzie” Myers — expelled from Congress after a he was caught taking bribes in the Abscam sting investigation in the 1970s — with paying cash to an elections judge to fabricate votes for his clients.

Myers, 77, is accused of election fraud, conspiracy and obstruction in the indictment, which was issued Tuesday and made public on Thursday. Myers’ attorney declined comment.

Jurors charge that Myers gave cash to elections judge Domenick J. DeMuro, who awaits sentencing after pleading guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to deprive voters of their civil rights and other violations.

Original article on sfchronicle.com

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