Dean of a Cincinnati College Convicted of Voter Fraud


March 12, 2013

An Ohio grand jury has charged Sister Marguerite Kloos, 54, who cast a second ballot for a deceased friend in the 2012 presidential election, with one felony count of illegal voting, according to a statement released Monday by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters. Kloos, who could face up to 18 months in prison, resigned last week from her position as a dean of a Cincinnati college.

Kloos is accused of signing Hewitt’s name and returning her ballot to the Hamilton County Board of Elections. Because her lawyer confirmed that Kloos intended to plead guilty, she faced a preliminary hearing, rather than an indictment, by the grand jury.

Two other residents of Hamilton County are also facing charges of voter fraud. Russell Glassop, 75, and Melowese Richardson, 54, face one- and eight-count indictments of illegal voting, respectively, according to Deters’ statement.


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