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Posted on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 4:10 p.m.

EMU student accused of Oakland County election fraud against incumbent with the same name

By Katrease Stafford

The Oakland County prosecutor's office plans to charge a county commissioner candidate, who is an Eastern Michigan University student, with election fraud, according to the Detroit Free Press.

John Scott, an independent candidate and a 22-year-old EMU student, is running against Republican incumbent John Scott, who said he grew suspicious over the summer when a petition began circulating.

The incumbent commissioner says several of his supporters signed the petition and he alleges the other Scott intended to confuse people and split the vote, the Free Press reports.

The car the men asking for signatures were seen getting into belongs to Alexandria Riley, a 26-year-old Sylvan Lake resident who is the Democratic candidate for the county commission seat held by the incumbent John Scott, according to the Free Press.

Misdemeanor election fraud carries a 93-day maximum jail sentence.

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Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 7:43 a.m.

Southeast MI ... fascinating place. If you folks would just roll up your sleaves and pitch in to fix MI instead pulling these stunts. Between ballot petitions from shady non-profits and recalling elected officials who are attempting to straighten the mess out, what are you Michiganders thinking?


Thu, Oct 11, 2012 : 1:15 p.m.

What exactly is the fraud? As a previous poster wrote, other members of congress have done worse lately, why the attention to this one? Thad McCotter was out of control of his office (and maybe his mind) for months, he cost the taxpayers 600k and no charges were brought against him for submitting invalid signatures.


Thu, Oct 11, 2012 : 7:18 a.m.

So, I'm confused. Jase Bolger (GOP Speaker of the Michigan House) and Roy Schmidt (R-Grand Rapids) can conspirer to pay a guy (Matt Mozak-22) to run as a fake Democrat while being PAID on the people's time (i.e.-at work) to do and no charges. Nada, zilch but this guy....John Scott is facing criminal charges? Is this Michigan Gov't at work only for the little people or what?


Wed, Oct 10, 2012 : 10:51 p.m.

Jase charges there.