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October 5th, 2012
 

More Election Fraud Charges Filed

The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation announced that two individuals have been charged with Election Fraud, a Class D Felony, and Fraudulent Practices, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The individuals reside in Warren and Wright counties.

On September 20, three individuals were charged in Pottawattamie County.

According to criminal complaints filed, the two individuals charged today are previously convicted felons who registered to vote while obtaining state issued driver’s licenses and or identification cards.

Secretary Schultz commented, “Iowans deserve fair and honest elections. Every person who cheats in our election process deprives a hard-working, eligible citizen of their voice in our government. That is why I have been fighting for election integrity and will continue to do so.

“I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of DCI in their investigations of election crimes in our state.”

Two Individuals Charged with Election Fraud in Warren and Wright Counties

Des Moines, IOWA— A DCI investigation has resulted in two individuals being charged with Election Fraud, a Class D Felony, and Fraudulent Practices, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Those charged are 37 year old Jason Anthony Rawlin of Indianola, Iowa, and 37 year old Stacy Rae Brown of Kanawha, Iowa.

According to criminal complaints filed, Jason Rawlin and Stacy Rae Brown are previously convicted felons who registered to vote while obtaining state issued driver’s licenses and or identification cards.  Jason Rawlin is a previously convicted felon in Wapello County, Iowa and registered to vote in Warren County.  Stacy Rae Brown is a previously convicted felon in Hancock County, Iowa and registered to vote in Hancock County through the Wright County Issuance Station.

Complaint and Affidavit

Jason Rawlin was arrested by the Indianola Police Department and was released on bail.  Stacy Rae Brown turned herself in to law enforcement today and was booked into the Wright County Jail and released on her own recognizance.

This investigation was conducted through the cooperative efforts of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Warren County Attorney’s Office and the Wright County Attorney’s Office.

For questions, please contact DCI Assistant Director Charis Paulson at (515) 971-4733.

It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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