Voter fraud suspects officially enters pleas

Dubois woman Harley Laverna Lee Wells has entered pleas of not guilty to three voting-related crimes. Wells faces three felonies: 2 counts of False Voting and one count of Voter Registration Offense. Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines. She is currently out on a $10,000 cash bond; however Judge Norman E. Young agreed yesterday to lower that amount to half cash, half signature. He also granted her on-going permission to travel out of state for work. According to the affidavit filed in the case, upon reviewing Wells’s voter registration information, Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese alerted investigators to potential fraud. The investigator obtained the defendant’s criminal history and discovered that “she has used numerous alias names, several different social security numbers and two different dates of birth, and had at least four felony convictions in the state of Nevada,” the affidavit states. Convicted felons lose the right to vote, and according to the criminal records obtained, Wells did not have her civil rights restored. Voting records indicate that Wells voted both in the 2014 primary and general elections. #county10 #news