January 25, 2007

Two Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Election Officials Convicted of Felony and Misdemeanor for 2004 Election; One Official Acquitted

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that two of the three Cuyahoga County election officials indicted for misconduct in connection with thwarting the recount of the Ohio 2004 presidential election have been convicted of one felony and one misdemeanor each:

2 election workers convicted in '04 tally
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Jim Nichols
Plain Dealer Reporter

A jury found two Cuyahoga County elections workers guilty Wednesday of charges that they skirted Board of Elections procedures to thwart a countywide ballot recount after the divisive 2004 presidential election.

The jury convicted Kathleen Dreamer, 40, of Cleveland and Jacqueline Maiden, 59, of Richmond Heights on one felony and one misdemeanor each.

They each had been charged with seven counts and were exonerated on five apiece, including all charges that they knowingly conspired to break the law and violate their duties. Instead, they were found guilty of being criminally negligent.

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