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Woman admits role in effort to promote voter bribery scheme

November 8, 2018

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has admitted her role in a conspiracy to promote a voter bribery scheme in her town.

Federal prosecutors say Lizaida Camis now faces up to five years in prison when she’s sentenced Feb. 21.

The 55-year-old Hoboken woman pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to use the mail to promote the scheme during the 2013 municipal election in Hoboken.

Prosecutors say Camis and others promised voters $50 for casting mail-in ballots in that election. They say the conspirators directed these people to vote for a City Council candidate’s slate and for a referendum intended to weaken the city’s rent-control laws.

Bank records indicated that voters who interacted with the conspirators received $50 checks from entities associated with campaign that employed Camis.

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