Tue October 29, 2013
Newport woman convicted in Ohio AG's vote fraud investigation
So far, only one of the 20 cases of alleged voter fraud referred by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to the Ohio Attorney General’s office has resulted in a criminal conviction – that of a northern Kentucky woman who pleaded guilty to voting in Butler County last fall.
According to court records, 58-year-old Kim Trombetta of Newport entered a guilty plea in a Butler County court in June to a misdemeanor charge of falsification and was fined $1,000. Trombetta was told the fine would be reduced to $500 if she did 50 hours of community service.
DeWine’s office sent out an update on the cases Monday. Five cases were dropped because there was insufficient evidence of criminal activity, 13 cases have been turned over to county prosecutors around the state, and one case remains under investigation by DeWine’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.