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Former Cameron County Woman Convicted of Voter Fraud

Nov. 4, 2013

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Sonia Leticia Solis, 55, has entered a plea of guilty to voting more than once in connection with the 2012 primary runoff election held in Cameron County on July 31, 2012, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

The election included candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Solis resided in Brownsville during the election and obtained multiple mail-in ballots by forging applications on behalf of individuals she represented to be disabled.

U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle, who accepted the guilty plea, has set sentencing for Feb. 5, 2014, at which time Solis faces a possible federal prison sentence of up to five years and a maximum $10,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Hagen.

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