March 10, 2006

3rd Election Official Indicted in Cuyahoga County

As reported in Cleveland Plain Dealer web site

3rd worker indicted in probe of vote recount
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Joan Mazzolini
Plain Dealer Reporter

A third employee at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has been indicted as part of an investigation into the mishandling of ballots during the 2004 presidential recount.

Jacqueline Maiden, who was Elections Division director during the December 2004 recount, has been charged with six counts - three misdemeanors and three felonies - of failing to follow Ohio laws on how ballots are selected and reviewed during a recount. Maiden is the third highest ranking board employee.

The most serious charges carry a maximum of 18 months in prison.

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