The Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s US Attorney’s Office stated Tuesday that a former Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker has now received a 30-month jail term for fraud that sought to benefit other Democratic candidates.
According to the office, Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 79, pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election and deprive citizens of their civil rights, falsifying voting records, bribery, obstruction of justice, and orchestrating ballot-stuffing schemes in Pennsylvania’s 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 elections.
Myers served in the United States House of Representatives from 1976 to 1980 before being ousted for bribery and imprisoned for three years when the FBI managed to uncover his crimes.
Yet it appears Myers never learned his lesson and once again attempted to engage in open corruption in order to benefit the Democratic party.
For his most recent crimes, in addition to the prison sentence, Myers was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and penalties totaling $100,000.
According to a 2020 indictment, Myers paid then-Philadelphia election judge Domenick J. Demuro to fill votes in in favor of particular Democratic candidates who Myers was backing.
Demuro also entered a guilty plea later that year.
After an investigation by #FBIPhilly w/@PAStatePolice assistance, former U.S. Rep. Michael "Ozzie" Myers has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for election fraud. He'd served time in the '80s for his role in the ABSCAM case. More info via @USAO_EDPA: https://t.co/S6kMzZk1gR pic.twitter.com/kDtCBN4flx— FBI Philadelphia (@FBIPhiladelphia) September 27, 2022
Myer also admitted to a conspiracy to commit election fraud with former Philadelphia election judge Marie Beren, who pled guilty in October 2021.
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