Friday, October 31, 2008

Man Charged with Voter Registration Fraud

A 25-year-old California owner of a voter registration company has been charged with voter fraud and perjury following an investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office, the District Attorney’s office.

Mark Jacoby, (dob 4-29-83), is a professional “circulator,” an individual who collects voters’ signatures for petition drives, and runs his own company known as “Young Political Majors.” On May 27, 2006 and Nov. 21, 2007, Jacoby allegedly registered to vote listing Los Angeles addresses that were not his residence, said Deputy District Atty. Edward Miller with the Public Integrity Division, who is prosecuting the case. In order to circulate petitions in California, one must be a registered voter or qualified to register.

On Oct. 3, he was charged with two felony counts each of perjury and voter registration fraud in a complaint for arrest warrant – case BA347269. If convicted, he’s facing up to five years in state prison.

Jacoby was arrested by Ontario Police and investigators with the Secretary of State’s Office. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 25.

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