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Zul Mirza Mohamed was arrested Tuesday in Carrollton after investigators obtained a search warrant for his residence. Mohamed is currently in the Denton County Jail, charged with 25 counts of illegal possession of a ballot / ballot envelope without a voter’s request, a second degree felony, and 84 counts of fraudulent use of a ballot request. electoral by mail, a third party. felony degree.
His bond is set at $ 332,500.
The release said the Denton County Elections Office notified the sheriff’s office on Sept. 23 of possible fraud involving absentee ballot requests. Someone had requested that the ballots be sent to a PO box in Lewisville, allegedly belonging to a nursing home, but investigators learned that Carrollton residents whose ballots had been requested had not requested them.
The tickets were obtained with a fictitious Texas driver’s license and fictitious student ID from the University of North Texas, according to the statement.
Investigators observed and followed Mohamed to the 1600 block of Bennington Drive in Carrollton after learning that the box with the requested tickets was picked up at the facility, according to the statement.
The release says investigators located the box with the requested tickets, several of which had been opened, as well as the Texas driver’s license inside the residence on Bennington Drive after obtaining a search warrant.
Each second degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $ 10,000. Each third degree felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $ 10,000.
Mohamed is running against current mayor Kevin Falconer, who was elected in 2017.
Denton County elections administrator Frank Phillips
Administrator Frank Phillips said to the best of his knowledge, this is the first time his office has contacted the sheriff’s office regarding any type of voter fraud. Phillips first served as an elections administrator from 2009 to 2016, then returned in 2018.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office has prosecuted 457 voter fraud cases since 2004, of which 97 came from 2018. Sixty-three cases from 2018 are still pending prosecution and 75 voter fraud cases are currently under investigation.
Mohamed’s arrest comes a few weeks after an East Texas county commissioner and three associates were arrested and charged with committing voter fraud in the 2018 primary election. The four defendants face 134 felony counts of voter fraud. organized voting, illegal voting, fraudulent use of a mail ballot request, alteration of a government record, and voter fraud.