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July 30, 2013: Elsie Virginia Schildt Indictment

STATE OF MARYLAND

 

v.

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT               *

 

*       IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

 

*       FOR FREDERICK  COUNTY

 

 

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INDICTMENT

 

The Grand Jurors for the State of Maryland for Frederick County do on their oath present:

Facts Common to All Counts

 

1. Voting in the Maryland 2012 Presidential General Election concluded on November 6,

 

2012 at 8 p.m.

 

2.  Until her death in 2012, Elsie Mae Schildt was duly registered as a Maryland voter in

 

Frederick County.

 

3.  The defendant, ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT, is the adult daughter of Elsie Mae Schildt, and was also a resident of Frederick County duly registered to vote in Maryland in the 2012 Presidential General Election.

4.  On or about March 26, 2012, Elsie Mae Schildt, who was then living, requested and was provided by the Frederick County Board of Elections with an absentee ballot in order to cast her vote in the Maryland 2012 Presidential General Election.

5.  On or about March 26,2012, ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHLIDT requested and was provided by the Frederick County Board of Elections with an absentee ballot in order to cast her vote in the Maryland 2012 Presidential General Election.

6.  On or about October 10,2012, ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHLIDT completed and signed an absentee voter ballot in her own name and cast her vote by causing that ballot to be mailed and delivered to the Frederick County Board of Elections, Winchester Hall, 12

 

East Church Street, Frederick, MD. The Frederick County Board of Elections received ELISE  VIRGINIA SCHLIDT’S absentee ballot on or about October 11, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.  ELSIE  VIRGINA SCHLIDT’S absentee ballot was counted in the Maryland 2012

Presidential General Election.

 

7.  Elsie Mae Schildt died on September 24, 2012.

 

8.  On or about November 3, 2012, ELSIE  VIRGINIA SCHILDT, completed and falsely signed her mother’s name “Elsie Mae Schildt” to the absentee ballot issued to her deceased mother, and attempted to cast that ballot by causing it to be delivered to the Frederick County Board of Elections on or about November 7, 2012 at 9:30a.m.

9. On or about November 3, 2012 ELSIE  VIRGINIA SCHILDT signed the following “Oath of Absentee Voter” as Elsie Mae Schildt, “Under penalty of perjury, I hereby swear (or affirm) that I am qualified to vote in the election and that I have not voted and do not intend to vote elsewhere in this election.”

10.  The absentee ballot in the name of “Elsie Mae Schildt” was not counted because an employee of the Frederick County Board of Elections had prior knowledge of Elsie Mae Schlidt’s  death.

Count  One-Impersonate Another  Person  in Attempt to Vote

 

11.  The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

12.  And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

 

ELSIE  VIRGINIA SCHILDT

 

on or about November 3, 2012, in Frederick County, State of Maryland, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully, impersonate another person in an attempt to vote in the 2012

Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§  16-201(a)(1)(i), and§  16-

 

201(b) of the Election Law Article , against the peace, government and dignity of the

 

 

State.

 

Illegal voting, EL § 16-201(a)(1)(i),  §16-201(b);

5 years and/or $2,500.00

 

 

 

Count Two-Attempt to Vote Under a False Name

 

13. The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

14.  And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT

 

on or about November 3, 2012, in Frederick County, Maryland, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully attempt to vote under a false name in the 2012 Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§ 16-201(a)(1)(ii) and§ 16-201(b) of the Election Law Article, against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Illegal Voting, EL § 16-201(a)(1)(ii), § 16-201(b);

5 years and/or $2,500.00

 

Count Three-Attempt  to Vote More than Once in the Same Election

 

15.  The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

16.  And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT

 

between on or about October 10, 2012 through on or about November 6, 2012, in Frederick County, Maryland, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully attempt to vote more than once in the 2012 Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§ 16-

201(a)(3) and§ 16-201(b) ofthe Election Law Article  against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

Illegal Voting, EL § 16-201(a)(3), § 16-201(b);

5 years and/or $2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

……,.IV.L v•ET c. DAVIT STATE PROSECUTOR

 

 

 

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NICOLLE NORRIS

SEN. ASSISTANT STATE PROSECUTOR

 

TO THE PERSON CHARGED:

1.       This paper charges you with committing a crime.

2.       Ifyou have been arrested, you have the right to have a judicial officer decide whether  you should be released from jail until your trial.

3.       You have the right to have a lawyer.

4.       A lawyer can be helpful to you by:

(A)         explaining  the charges in this paper;

(B)           telling you the possible penalties; (C)          helping you at trial;

(D)          helping you protect your constitutional rights; and

(E)           helping you get a fair penalty if convicted.

5.       Even if you plan to plead guilty, a lawyer can be helpful.

6.       Ifyou want a lawyer but do not have the money to hire one, the Public Defender  may provide a lawyer for you. The court clerk will tell you how to contact the Public Defender.

7.       Ifyou want a lawyer but cannot get one and the Public Defender will not provide one for you, contact

the court clerk as soon as possible.

8.       DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DATE OF YOUR TRIAL TO GET A LAWYER.If you do not have a

lawyer before the trial date, you may have to go to trial without one.

 

STATE OF MARYLAND

 

vs.

 

ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT

5920 RIVER RIDGE ROAD FREDERICK, MD 21704

 

WHITE/FEMALE DOB: 4/2211967

 

INDICTMENT

 

 

 

 

(True Bill)

 

 

 

——–‘Foreman

File:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

Investigative Assistant Charles O’Connor Chief Investigator James Cabezas Office of the State Prosecutor

300 East Joppa Road, STE 410

Towson, MD 21286

Election Director Stuart Harvey

Frederick County Board of Elections

12 East Church Street

Frederick, Maryland 21701

 

CHARGES:

Three (3) Counts: Illegal Voting

STATE OF MARYLAND   v.   ELSIE VIRGINIA SCHILDT               *   *       IN THE CIRCUIT COURT   *       FOR FREDERICK  COUNTY     *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       * INDICTMENT   The Grand Jurors for the State of Maryland for Frederick County do on their oath present: Facts  Read the Rest…

July 29, 2013: Montgomery and Frederick County Grand Juries Return Indictments

For Immediate Release                                                                     July 29, 2013

 

 

MONTGOMERY AND FREDERICK COUNTY GRAND JURIES RETURN INDICTMENTS ALLEGING ILLEGAL VOTING IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION

 

            State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt has announced today that Montgomery and Frederick County Grand Juries have returned one indictment each alleging illegal voting in the 2012 Presidential General Election.

 

            The Frederick County Grand Jury returned a three count indictment against Elsie Virginia Schlidt, 46, alleging: impersonating another person in an attempt to vote, attempting to vote under a false name, and attempting to vote more than once in the same election.  The indictment alleges that Ms. Schlidt requested absentee ballots for herself as well as her mother. According to the indictment, Ms. Schlidt completed and mailed in her absentee ballot in the 2012 Presidential General Election. Ms. Schlidt’s mother died in September of 2012. The indictment further alleges that after her mother’s death, Ms. Schlidt signed her mother’s name to an absentee ballot and mailed it to the Frederick County Board of Elections. The Frederick County Board of Elections did not count the ballot on which Ms. Schlidt signed her mother’s name.

 

            The Montgomery County Grand Jury returned a three count indictment against Linda Earlette Wells, age 67, alleging: impersonating a voter in order to register in the name of the voter, attempting to vote under a false name, and impersonating another person in an attempt to vote. The indictment alleges that Ms. Linda Wells called the Montgomery County Board of Elections the day before the presidential election and claimed to be her deceased mother, Beatrice Wells. Based on Ms. Linda Wells false representation that she was in fact Beatrice Wells, the Montgomery County Board of Elections re-activated Beatrice Wells voter registration from inactive (due to death) to active. On Election Day, Linda Earlette Wells, cast a provisional ballot as Beatrice Wells. The Montgomery Coutny Board of Elections did not count the ballot that Linda Earlette Wells cast as Beatrice Wells.

 

            State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated: “It is vitally important that we protect the integrity of the ballot box and voting process. Ensuring that all citizens have the right to vote, as well as weeding out voting fraud are vital to the functioning of democracy.”

 

            Although charged, both Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until there is a conviction. All charges carry a maximum penalty of 5 years and/or a $2,500 fine, except impersonating a voter in order to register under the name of the voter. That charges carries a maximum penalty of 5 years and/or a $1,000 fine.

For Immediate Release                                                                     July 29, 2013     MONTGOMERY AND FREDERICK COUNTY GRAND JURIES RETURN INDICTMENTS ALLEGING ILLEGAL VOTING IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION               State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt has announced today that Montgomery and Frederick County Grand Juries have returned one indictment each alleging illegal voting in the 2012 Presidential General  Read the Rest…

July 30, 2013: Linda Earlette Wells Indictment

 

 

INDICTMENT

 

The Grand Jurors for the State of Maryland for Montgomery County do on their oath present:

Facts Common to All Counts:

 

1.  Voting in the Maryland  2012 Presidential General Election concluded on

 

November 6, 2012 at 8 p.m.

 

2.   The defendant, LINDA EARLETTE WELLS, is the adult daughter of Beatrice

 

Moore Wells.

 

3.   Until her death on or about June 22, 2011, Beatrice Moore Wells was duly registered as a Maryland voter in Montgomery County.

4.   The defendant, LINDA EARLETTE WELLS, was not registered to vote in Maryland at all times relevant to this indictment. LINDA EARLETTE  WELLS was duly registered to vote in Broward County, Florida.

5.   On November 5, 2012, LINDA EARLETTE WELLS, phoned the Montgomery

 

County Board of Elections and represented herself to be Beatrice Wells.

 

6.   LINDA EARLETTE  WELLS, impersonating Beatrice Wells, informed the

 

Montgomery County Board of Elections that she was not dead and wanted to vote.

 

7.   Based on LINDA EARLETTE  WELLS’ false representation that she was in fact Beatrice Wells and not dead, the Montgomery County Board of Elections changed Beatrice Wells’ voter registration from cancelled (due to death) to active.

 

8.   On November 6, 2012, LINDA EARLETTE WELLS, impersonating  Beatrice Wells, cast a provisional ballot at polling place number 929, Roberto Clemente Middle School in Montgomery County, Maryland.

9.   In casting her provisional ballot as Beatrice Wells, LINDA EARLETTE  WELLS, signed an oath stating, in pertinent part, “I am a registered voter in Maryland and eligible to vote in this election.”

10. LINDA EARLETTE  WELLS’ provisional ballot was not counted in the Maryland

 

2012 Presidential General Election.

 

Count One-Impersonate  a Voter in order to Register in the Name of the Voter

 

11. The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

12. And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

LINDA EARLETTE WELLS,

 

on or about November 5, 2012 in Montgomery County, State of Maryland, willfully, knowingly and unlawfully, impersonated another person in order to register to vote in the 2012 Maryland Presidential General Election in the name ofthe registered voter, in violation of §16-101(a)(1),  and§ 16-101(b) ofthe Election Law Article, against the peace, government and dignity ofthe State.

Illegalvoting,  EL§ 16-101(a)(1), § 16-101(b);

5 years and/or $1,000

 

 

 

Count Two-Attempt to Vote Under a False Name

 

13. The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

14. And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

LINDA EARLETTE WELLS

 

on or about November 6, 2012, in Montgomery County, State of Maryland, did willfully, knowingly and unlawfully attempt to vote under a false name in the

2012 Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§ 16-201(a)(1)(ii) and§ 16-201(b) ofthe Election Law Article, against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

Illegal Voting, EL §I 6-201(a)(1)(ii),  § 16-201(b);

5 years and/or $2,500.00

 

 

 

Count Three-Impersonate Another Person in Attempt to Vote

 

15. The allegations of Paragraphs 1-10 are incorporated herein as if set forth in full.

 

16. And the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do further present that the said

 

LINDA EARLETTE WELLS,

 on or about November 6, 2012 in Montgomery County, State of Maryland did willfully, knowingly, and unlawfully, impersonate another person in order to attempt to vote in the 2012 Maryland Presidential General Election, in violation of§  16-201(a)(1)(i), and§ 16-201(b) of the Election Law Article against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

 

 

Illegal voting, EL § 16-201(a)(1)(i),  § 16-201(b);

 5 years and/or $2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    INDICTMENT   The Grand Jurors for the State of Maryland for Montgomery County do on their oath present: Facts Common to All Counts:   1.  Voting in the Maryland  2012 Presidential General Election concluded on   November 6, 2012 at 8 p.m.   2.   The defendant, LINDA EARLETTE WELLS, is the adult daughter  Read the Rest…

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