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Former state rep faces felony charges related to voter fraud

May 31, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Republican state representative who resigned last week has been arrested in connection with alleged voter fraud during New Hampshire’s presidential primary.

Don Leeman of Rochester is facing felony witness tampering and bribery charges. The attorney general’s office says Leeman was representing and voted in a district in which he was no longer domiciled at the time of the February primary.

The office says Leeman was living in a Rochester Housing Authority building outside of his district at the time. He allegedly asked a housing authority employee to provide a letter falsely saying his move was temporary and offered a donation in exchange for a transfer to a building within his district.

The office says Leeman voluntarily surrendered to Rochester police and is out on $50,000 personal recognizance bail.

A message was seeking comment from Leeman was left Tuesday.

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