June 01, 2013


Lawmaker's Top Aide Implicated in Phantom Ballot Scheme

Rep Joe Garcia's (D-FL) chief of staff "abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate last year's primary elections by submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests," the Miami Herald reports.

"Garcia said he had asked Jeffrey Garcia, no relation, for his resignation after the chief of staff -- also the congressman's top political strategist -- took responsibility for the plot. Hours earlier, law enforcement investigators raided the homes of another of Joe Garcia's employees and a former campaign aide in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into the matter."










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