Democrat Mayor’s Campaign Worker Guilty of Voter Fraud

g0a0000000000000000f0ef21fcb9118f2abda9b4ae1d1ed534cf56ec85February 14, 2013

VERNON — A North Vernon man who worked on a former Jeffersonville mayor’s re-election campaign in 2011 has agreed to plea guilty to three counts of vote fraud in Jennings County Circuit Court on charges related to a campaign there.

Michael L. Marshall, 60, will plead guilty to three offenses, all class D felonies. His attorney, Larry Wilder of Jeffersonville, will argue that those charges be reduced to class A misdemeanors.

Marshall was one of several people former Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan thanked during his victory speech after winning the Democratic Party nomination for the mayoral race in 2011. Marshall was paid $52,710.23 by the Galligan campaign, according to a previous report in the News and Tribune.

Marshall had faced 48 felony counts in Jennings County Circuit Court, including forgery and perjury, both class C felonies, and 23 counts of voter fraud, a class D felony.

The Clarksville Democrat Town Committee paid Marshall $15,000 for “advertising” in 2011, according to a campaign finance report.

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