Two SLO County politicians charged with election fraud
September 14, 2016
Two members of the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors are accused of felony voter election fraud for allegedly lying under penalty of perjury about where they live.
In order to sit on the district board or run for office, candidates are required to reside in the California Valley. However, both Misty Marie Lambert, 42, and Lisa Marrone, 57, allegedly signed documents declaring their candidacy that included false claims they live in the California Valley even though they live elsewhere.
The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s filed felony election fraud complaints against both Lambert and Marrone that include charges of voter registration fraud, filing a false declaration of candidacy document, perjury by declaration and two counts each of offering a false instrument for recording. Marrone is also charged with a felony count of fraudulent voting on Election Day, regarding her votes on June 7. The other crimes are alleged to have been committed on various dates in June and August.
Warrants have been issued for the arrests of Lambert and Marrone.
Each of the felonies allegedly committed by Lambert and Marrone carry a maximum sentence of three years in jail, except the crime of perjury by declaration, which carries a maximum of four years in jail.