2 Los Angeles Men Charged With Voter Fraud

Christina Kim
By Christina Kim
November 18, 2020NTD News Today

Carlos Antonio De Bourbon Montenegro, also known as Mark Anthony Gonsalves, and Marcos Raul Arevalo have been charged with allegedly submitting “thousands of fraudulent voter registration applications on behalf of homeless people.”

According to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, the men were charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit voter fraud, eight counts of voter fraud, four counts of procuring and offering a false or forged instrument, and other charges.

Montenegro also faces another 10 counts of voter fraud, seven counts of procuring and offering a false or forged instrument, two counts of perjury, and five misdemeanor counts of interference with a prompt transfer of a completed affidavit. He allegedly submitted more than “8,000 fraudulent voter registration applications between July and October 2020.”

He’s also accused of falsifying names, signatures, and addresses on nomination papers “under penalty of perjury to run for mayor in the city of Hawthorne.”

If convicted, Montenegro can face as many as 15 years and eight months in prison. Arevalo could face seven years in prison.

Other details about the case are not clear. It’s also not clear if their alleged voter fraud scheme affected the presidential election in some way.

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