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Nash man convicted of voter fraud

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Roberto Hernandez-Cuarenta

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BY LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Nash County resident has been sentenced to federal prison for voter fraud. 

Roberto Hernandez-Cuarenta, 57, of U.S. 264A in Zebulon, has been convicted of two counts of voting by an alien and sentenced to four months in federal prison.

Hernandez-Cuarenta lives in the small portion of Zebulon that sits in Nash County. He voted in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. While Hernandez-Cuarenta has legal and permanent resident status, he isn't a U.S. citizen, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which prosecuted the case.

Evidence presented this week during sentencing showed Hernandez-Cuarenta was granted a Special Agricultural Worker application in June 1992. He's a Mexican citizen.

The case was investigated by the State Board of Elections and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigation Raleigh Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan Ontjes handled the case for the government.

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