Convictions in Benton voter fraud case upheld
Published 11:58 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The state Court of Appeals has upheld the convictions of two Benton County residents on charges of conspiracy to commit voter fraud.
Clinton Moffitt of Hickory Flat and Ada Moore Tucker of Ashland were convicted in 2009.
Moffitt was sentenced to five years in prison — two years to serve, one year under house arrest and two years suspended.
Tucker was sentenced to five years in prison — one year to serve, one year under house arrest and three years suspended.
Moffitt and Tucker were among 16 people indicted on charges stemming from the 2007 elections in Benton County.
The Appeals Court on Tuesday rejected the pair’s claim that prosecutors didn’t prove the charges.