TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey city councilman faces charges stemming from a voter fraud investigation.
State troopers arrested Paterson Councilman Rigo Rodriguez, his wife and campaign manager Thursday morning.READ MORE: Third Accuser Reportedly Comes Forward, Says Gov. Cuomo Acted Inappropriately At 2019 Wedding
The arrests came one day after the state Attorney General’s Office announced the arrests of 11 of the councilman’s supporters in connection to the case which stems from the May 2010 city council election.
Rodriguez is charged with witness tampering. His wife, Lissette, is charged with voter fraud, witness tampering, and public records tampering.READ MORE: COVID 1 Year: CBS2 Speaks To Mount Sinai Doctor Who Diagnosed First Case In New York City
His adviser, Juan Jimenez is charged with voter fraud and witness tampering.
The other defendants are accused of tampering with mail-in ballots and filling out mail-in ballots for voters who either did not receive the ballots or who did not authorize them to vote for them.MORE NEWS: Hottest New Trend On The Streets Is Sales Of Merchandise Representing New York City
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