Former State Rep. Stephen Smith, 57, of Everett, was sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to voter fraud charges.
A former state representative was sentenced for civil rights violations Tuesday, for his role in submitting fradulent absentee ballot applications and using them to cast invalid ballots in multiple elections. Former State Rep. Stephen Smith, 57, of Everett, was sentenced to four months in prison, followed by a year of supervised release and a $20,000 fine. Smith pleaded guilty to the charges last December, and was subsequently forced to resign his elected position as part of a plea agreement. He is barred from seeking elected office for five years. Smith represented the 28th Middlesex District, including a Ward 7 of Malden.
The Everett resident, who also represented a portion of Malden, will be barred from seeking public office for five years.
Wednesday, January 2
The following was provided by the US Department of Justice. A state representative in the Massachusetts General Court has agreed to plead guilty to civil rights violations and resign his elected position for his role in submitting fraudulent absentee ballot applications and casting invalid ballots in multiple elections in 2009 and 2010. Representative Stephen Smith, 57, of Everett, Mass., will plead guilty to twomisdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. According to the information, Smith is the Representative of the 28th Middlesex Districtin Massachusetts, which includes the City of Everett and a portion of the City of Malden, Mass.,which both neighbor Boston. Smith is alleged to have cast invalid absentee ballots …