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#1 Dec 20, 2012
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http://www.nobomagazine.com/2012/12/20/everet...
Tags: Beacon Hill, Everett, MApoli, Massachusetts, Rep. Stephen Smith Resignation, Representative Stephen Stat Smith, voter fraud
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Rep. Stephen State SmithBy Keith Spencer
keith@nobomagazine.com
EVERETT – State Representative Stephen “Stat” Smith has admitted that he orchestrated an elaborate scheme to get votes in multiple elections in 2009 and 2010 according to documents released by the U.S. Attorney’ Office for Boston.
Smith, 57, will plead guilty to two counts of voter fraud in which absentee ballots were cast on his behalf in an attempt to defraud an election.
Smith will plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, and faces a potential prison sentence of 1 year per count. he will resign effective January 1 after admitting to the scheme, and has also agreed to not seek elected office for five years.
Smith is alleged to have cast invalid absentee ballots in support of his races for public office for voters who were ineligible or otherwise unaware of ballots being cast in their names.
Smith submitted fraudulent absentee voter applications, was able to obtain many of the ballots and cause them to be delivered to the ineligible voters. These voters would then cast ballots despite lacking any eligibility. In several situations, Smith would cast the ballots himself. For those ballots issued to unaware voters, government officials assisted Smith in intercepting the ballots prior to their delivery to the voters’ addresses.
“Fair and free elections are the foundation that this great nation was built upon. Our electoral system is unrivaled, and it is egregious that an elected member of our Commonwealth would rob his constituents of a fair and honest election,” U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said in the release.
“I want the voters of Massachusetts to know that we will continue to root out public corruption and restore confidence in our state’s political system.”
“Over the last two years, the FBI methodically uncovered a voter fraud scheme designed to strip Massachusetts voters of their right to a fair election,” said Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division.“Representative Smith… embarked on a scheme that he knew violated the ideals of our nation and disregarded the proud history of the Commonwealth.”
Smith was a member of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Election Laws, and represents the 28th Middlesex District which includes the City of Everett and a portion of Malden.
Wayno

Everett, MA

#2 Dec 20, 2012
There goes Waynos job. Hope it was worth it Wayne, making a deal with the devil and throwing away a 30 year friendship.
THE RUMOR MILL

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Dec 20, 2012
Surprise,Surprise Wayne was the rat!!!! There are some real SLEAZEBAGS in this city..COMPLETE SCUM...
D Proof please

Boston, MA

#4 Dec 20, 2012
How do you know was the rat? He had a nice job in Smith's offfice?
answer

Everett, MA

#5 Dec 20, 2012
D Proof please wrote:
How do you know was the rat? He had a nice job in Smith's offfice?
Wayne taught Stat how to do this and was looking at jail time. He ratted on Stat.
Chuckles

Boston, MA

#6 Dec 20, 2012
Those two are like a married couple. They fight, throw each other under the bus, then kiss and make up. Me thinks they're heading for divorce court after this one.
Election 2013

Boston, MA

#7 Dec 20, 2012
What are Wayne Matewski's chances of getting electedin 2013 to the new City Council?
Kevin

United States

#8 Dec 20, 2012
I bet it was that loser Hoopah that's always around Stat that's the rat. He is a known RAT!! Wayne is a good guy. And I guarantee he will get one of the council seats in 2013.
crooks

Everett, MA

#9 Dec 20, 2012
Election 2013 wrote:
What are Wayne Matewski's chances of getting electedin 2013 to the new City Council?
0 to none. Also heard the feds are investigating an alderperson who had a bunch of absentees from one address. They all learned from the master.

Hope the mayor is next on the list and the city clerk is questioned. He never questioned anything. Big bags of absentees coming in at the same time and just accepting it. This city is so corrupt!
THE RUMOR MILL

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Dec 20, 2012
D Proof please wrote:
How do you know was the rat? He had a nice job in Smith's offfice?
I have absolutely ZERO proof but its well known that Wayne is a master at the absentee game and taught STAT everything....
Saw It

Winthrop, MA

#11 Dec 20, 2012
I wouldn't be surprised if FFF was behind this somehow.
WHAT

Everett, MA

#12 Dec 20, 2012
Saw It wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if FFF was behind this somehow.
Are you saying FFF filed all those absentees on behalf of Stat Smith?? Come on, lets get real.

Stat pleaded guilty because he IS guilty. Trying to focus and blame other people other than the guilty one himself ( or themselves) is futile. Facts are facts.
Saw It

Winthrop, MA

#13 Dec 20, 2012
I should have been more clear. I meant FFF might have alerted the authorities to check into it.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#14 Dec 20, 2012
Keep the good news coming !!! It is long overdue !!!
Wow

Medford, MA

#15 Dec 20, 2012
Sergio Cornelio has already announced he is running in a special election. A bit soon, eh?
No It All

Malden, MA

#16 Dec 20, 2012
Sergio's a perfect fit for the job. Another know nothing with delusions of grandeur.
Absent Minded

Malden, MA

#18 Dec 21, 2012
How does one get an absentee ballot?Is it done at city hall or the state house?
Saw It

Winthrop, MA

#19 Dec 21, 2012
You get absentee ballots from city hall.
sailor

Riverview, FL

#20 Dec 21, 2012
FFF finally got him.
Absent Minded

Malden, MA

#21 Dec 21, 2012
Saw It wrote:
You get absentee ballots from city hall.
Do you have to sign for them or can you walk in and get one or more? Just trying to understand the process.Is it the city clerks office/

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