4 Democratic leaders arrested, charged with ballot fraud in Bridgeport | 11 June 2024 | Connecticut prosecutors charged four Bridgeport political operatives on Tuesday with abusing the absentee balloting system during the city's 2019 Democratic primary for mayor. Bridgeport city councilman Alfredo Castillo and Wanda Geter-Pataky, the vice chairwoman of the city's Democratic Party who became the face of another major election scandal last year, are among those charged. The Connecticut Chief State's Attorney also charged Nilsa Heredia and Josephine Edmonds, two other campaign workers who were involved in the 2019 primary between Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and his Democratic challenger, Marilyn Moore. All four defendants are accused of unlawfully possessing another person's absentee ballot, along with a variety of other election-related charges. Geter-Pataky, Edmonds and Heredia are also charged with witness tampering.

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