Election Fraud Charges Filed Against Campaign Worker

Election fraud charges were filed today against a man who worked on the campaign of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate in 2012, the district attorney’s office said.

According to District Attorney George Gascon, San Francisco resident Christopher Brodeur, 28, has been charged with six felonies related to allegedly fraudulent documents filed on behalf of District 7 supervisor candidate Robert Squeri during the 2012 election cycle.

Court documents stated that Brodeur was designated by Squeri as an “authorized person” to act on behalf of Squeri’s campaign with the Department of Elections.

Brodeur allegedly submitted two nomination papers with false information, including two falsified signatures from voters in District 7.

“Our democratic process is sacred and anything that interferes with its legitimacy is a violation of the public trust,” Gascon said in a statement.

The Department of Elections notified the district attorney’s office of the questionable signatures, which prompted the investigation.

Brodeur faces a maximum sentence of six years, four months in custody. His bail was set at $140,000, the district attorney’s office said.

Joan Dentler, Bay City News

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