Florida: Petition collector in gambling amendment drive charged for signing up dead people

Florida: Petition collector in gambling amendment drive charged for signing up dead people

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  • Anne Geggis, Florida Politics
June 24, 2024 3:48 PM
  • Anne Geggis, Florida Politics

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is highlighting the May arrest of a Miami man for submitting fraudulent petition signatures — including those of 13 dead people — as they seek the arrest of his relative on similar charges.

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Henos Joseph, 34, was charged last month with 13 counts of criminal use of a deceased person’s personal identification. The FDLE says he was arrested May 13 in Broward County after an investigation led by FDLE’s Election Crime Unit (ECU) working with the Florida Department of State Office of Election Crimes and Security (OECS) and Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office.