Voter Fraud Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 29-year-old immigrant who's been living in Denver has been charged with fraud after allegedly registering to vote.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Ajmal Shah of Afghanistan was issued a voter registration card on October 21st, 2003. Authorities say he was not a Naturalized U.S. Citizen, even though he swore he was--- under oath---when he registered to vote.

If convicted, Shah could face up to five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Shah is in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Denver, and is expected to make his initial appearance in court this week.

The voter registration card turned up earlier this month during a review of Shah's file from having been taken into custody last year.


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