Woman accused of voting multiples times in same election
A Fort Worth woman is facing federal charges after being accused of voting multiple times in the same election when she lived in Brownsville.
Federal agents have taken 54-year-old Sonia Leticia Solis into custody in Fort Worth.
Solis is accused of voting more than once during a July 31, 2012 primary runoff election in Cameron County.
The U.S. Attorney TMs Office did not specify which race, but on that day there were Democratic Party primary runoff races for:
U.S. Congress District 34 Cameron County District Attorney Cameron County Constable Pct 2 Cameron County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2-2
A federal grand jury indicted Solis back on August 13th but the case was unsealed on Tuesday morning.
According to the indictment, Solis cast five votes by absentee ballot in the names of five different individuals.
Solis is expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton in Fort Worth at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The 54-year-old woman is expected to be ordered to Brownsville in the near future.
If convicted, Solis faces up to five years federal prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.