vote fraud en Madisonville woman imprisoned in vote fraud case released <p>Melowese Richardson, sentenced to five years in prison last summer on four counts of illegal voting, has been released from prison due to her mental condition, according to her lawyer.</p><p>Tuesday morning, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered the Madisonville woman released from prison and placed her on five years of probation.</p><p>Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters agreed to the new sentence.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:47:14 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24077 at Madisonville woman imprisoned in vote fraud case released Hamilton County Investigates Voter Fraud <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Hamilton County’s investigation of voter fraud from the last election has created a controversy between those who say fraud cases have been overblown for political purposes and those who feel anyone who purposely casts an illegitimate ballot should be prosecuted. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:30:05 +0000 Pete Rightmire 14655 at Hamilton County Investigates Voter Fraud Woman in vote fraud case seeking plea bargain <p>A Madisonville woman charged with eight counts of illegal voting over three elections is seeking a plea bargain with the Hamilton County prosecutor's office.</p><p>Melowese Richardson, 58, who was a poll worker at the Madisonville Recreation Center's polling place last fall, appeared in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning, where her lawyer, William Gallagher told Judge Robert Ruehlman that he was negotiating plea agreement.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:39:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 12371 at Three more indicted in vote fraud investigation <p>Three more persons have been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on charges of illegally voting in the November 2012 election, bringing the number charged with vote fraud up to six so far.</p><p><br>Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictments Tuesday, saying, if convicted, they face the possibility of up to 18 months in prison.</p><p><br>They were among six cases referred to the prosecutor by the Hamilton County Board of Elections so far in a widespread investigation of vote fraud in last fall’s election.</p><p><br>The three indicted Tuesday are:</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 15:44:32 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 12262 at Nun won't do jail time for vote fraud <p>A Cincinnati nun charged with&nbsp;illegal voting&nbsp;for filling out and mailing in a ballot in last year's election&nbsp;for a nun who was deceased entered a guilty plea to the charge Tuesday, but she will do no jail time.</p><p>Sister Marguerite Kloos, 54, of Delhi Township appeared in the courtroom of Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Winkler Tuesday morning to enter her plea.</p><p>Winkler sentenced her to a diversion program for at least a year. If she does not commit any more crimes, the record of her crime will eventually be expunged.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:02:36 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 11489 at