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Gahanna Woman Pleads Guilty to Voter Fraud

A Franklin County resident pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud Friday. She faces probation and fines.

The charge stemmed from the November 2008 general election. 44-year-old Cathy LaMaster of Gahanna admitted to turning in two voter registrations. One was under her own name and another in her daughter's name. LaMaster voted by absentee under both names.

Her daughter, a Muskingum College student, voted by absentee ballot in Gurnsey County. LaMaster's six month jail sentence was suspended. She will also be on probation for a year and pay a one-thousand dollar fine and court costs.

Her daughter did not take part in the fraud and was not charged.