A Clackamas County Grand Jury today returned an indictment charging Deanna Swenson, 55, with two counts of unlawfully altering a cast ballot, two counts of unlawfully voting more than once, and two counts of first-degree official misconduct.
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The department launched its investigation on October 31. Lawyers from the department’s Criminal Justice Division are handling the prosecution. Swenson alone was charged. Investigators found no evidence of involvement by others.
The first four charges are Class C felonies, punishable by up to five years imprisonment (as determined by applicable state felony sentencing guidelines,) and a $125,000 fine. The official misconduct charges are Class A misdemeanors, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $6,250 fine.
An indictment is an allegation of wrongdoing. All defendants charged with crimes are innocent until proven guilty.
The allegations surfaced two weeks before the national election during