From Riverhead Patch journalist Lisa Finn:
SUFFOLK COUNTY — Four individuals have been charged with forging signatures on nominating petitions during the 2018 election — some of which were from individuals who are deceased, Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini said.
Those charged include two employees of the Suffolk County Board of Elections and two political party officials, in connection with the alleged forgery of more than 50 signatures on nominating petitions, Sini said.
“Through their alleged actions, the defendants corrupted the democratic process and violated the public’s trust,” Sini said. “This brazen scheme to get preferred candidates on the November 2018 ballot by any means necessary included the alleged filing of petitions with forged signatures, some of which included forged signatures of deceased individuals.”
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