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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Story archive: Vote fraud in Appalachia

Kyle Green | The Roanoke Times. March 02, 2006 Special Prosecutor, Tim McAfee speaks to the media at the Wise County Building after announcing Grand Jury indictments of 14 people, including the Mayor of Appalachia on charges including voter fraud and conspiracy.

Photos by Kyle Green | The Roanoke Times

Special Prosecutor, Tim McAfee speaks to the media at the Wise County Building after announcing Grand Jury indictments of 14 people, including the Mayor of Appalachia on charges including voter fraud and conspiracy on March 2, 2006.

Kyle Green | The Roanoke Times. March 02, 2006 Picture shows the original 300 plus page Grand Jury indictment in the Appalachian voter fraud case. Fourteen people - including the mayor of Appalachia and other town officials - have been charged with hundreds of counts of election fraud in a 300-page indictment handed down today by a Wise County grand jury. The indictment documents at least 1,000 alleged criminal offenses. Mayor Ben Cooper faces the most charges - 240. They include theft of election documents, violating absentee voting laws, hindering the free exercise of a citizen's voting rights and making false statements on election forms.

The original 300 plus page Grand Jury indictment in the Appalachia voter fraud case.

Kyle Green | The Roanoke Times. March 03, 2006 Lyle Patterson walks down Main Street in downtown Appalachia, Virginia. Lyle stated that he had talked to Appalachia Mayor Ben Cooper, and

Lyle Patterson walks down Main Street in downtown Appalachia, Virginia on March 3, 2006. Lyle stated that he had talked to Appalachia Mayor Ben Cooper, and "thought he was a pretty good guy."

Ex-mayor sentenced in election fraud case - 2/1/2007

Prosecution in Appalachia comes at a special price - 2/1/2007

Appalachia's ex-mayor convicted of 243 felonies - 12/1/2006

Guilty verdict in Appalachia - 10/13/2006

Appalachia defendants agree to cooperate - 9/9/2006

Appalachia probe into fraud yields its 1st conviction - 6/10/2006

Appalachia action yields half a million - 5/10/2006

Police raid suspected gambling houses in Appalachia - 5/7/2006

Townspeople shrug, go on - 3/4/2006

Critics say town's mayor rules with an iron fist - 3/3/2006

Top cop, mayor indicted - 3/3/2006

Inquiry into vote buying expands - 1/31/2006

Prosecutor seeks delay in vote case - 9/29/2005

Judge names prosecutor for vote-buying probe - 9/24/2005

Special grand jury will examine voting - 7/28/2005

Questionable vote - 5/8/2005

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