Case delayed for woman accused of voter fraud

Apr 17, 2013

Melowese Richardson, with her attorney, in a Hamilton County Court.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Madisonville Recreation Center poll worker accused of voting twice, and casting ballots for seven other people in possibly three different elections, was not ready to enter a guilty plea on Wednesday.

Melowese Richardson, when interviewed  by WCPO a few months ago, said she didn't do anything wrong.

On Wednesday, before Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman, her attorney said she wasn't ready to issue a plea.

The Judge another court hearing for May 9 where Richardson can plead guilty or set a date for a trial.

Richardson is one of three people charged so far in a voter fraud investigation by the Hamilton County Board of Elections and the Prosecutor's Office.

As WVXU's Howard Wilkinson reported, a 75-year-old Symmes Township man asked the court to put him in a diversion program. Russell Glossop is accused of voting illegally last fall for his dead wife.

Tuesday, Sisters of Charity nun Marguerite Kloos pleaded guilty for voting for another nun who had died.