Two SLO County politicians charged with election fraud

September 14, 2016

Lisa Marrone

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.

Misty Lambert

Misty Lambert

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.

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So the DA goes after some low hanging fruit out in CV, but ignores the bidness class misdeeds in SLO. Par for the course. There are a lot of bidness types who live out in the Edna Valley and claim homeowner tax exemptions there but who register to vote in city of SLO. You have to sign under penalty of perjury that you live where you live to get either of those privileges. This has been reported to DA’s office, but nothing gets done — and certainly not any criminal prosecutions. Can you spell H Y P O C R I S Y?

So what’s really behind the CV prosecutions?