Michael J. “Ozzie” Myers
A former Democrat congressman pleaded to blame in a poll stuffing case this week.
Michael J. “Ozzie” Myers, an “oldschool” Philly Democrat pleaded to blame Monday to violations of election regulation, conspiracy, bribery and obstruction.
The government mentioned ballots have been crammed within the 2014, 2015, and 2016 number one elections and Myers was once the the mastermind in the back of that poll stuffing scheme.
In a sentencing memo dated Friday, federal prosecutors mentioned his “prison efforts have been usually, even if no longer solely, directed at securing election victories for native judicial applicants operating for Philadelphia’s Court docket of Commonplace Pleas or Municipal Court docket who had hired Myers as a ‘political guide.’”
Myers was once expelled from Congress in 1980 after being stuck taking bribes within the Abscam sting investigation.
Prosecutors mentioned Myers, 79, admitted he bribed a pass judgement on of elections so as to add votes for his selected applicants, together with purchasers who have been operating for judicial places of work. The bribes have been masses or 1000's of bucks.
He additionally conspired with some other elections pass judgement on to inform electorate on election days which applicants they will have to vote for, applicants that Myers had decided on, and the now former pass judgement on solid fraudulent votes for individuals who didn't seem on the polls.
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