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2 Worcester men face voter fraud charges

December 4, 2013

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two Worcester men are facing voter fraud charges stemming from last month’s municipal election.

Fifty-year-old Mark Atlas is charged with voting under someone else’s name.

Authorities say 57-year-old Richard Suchocki provided Atlas with the name and address of another registered voter.

Police began investigating when that voter went to cast his ballot on Nov. 5 and was told he had already checked in.

Suchocki’s lawyer tells The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1bfJP78 ) that his client “denies that he has done anything wrong” and will be exonerated.

Atlas could not be reached for comment.

Authorities did not disclose a possible motive.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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