Cincinnati Man Arrested For Election Fraud

By
Fred Kight

Dateline
Updated Tue, Aug 14, 2012 4:04 pm

A Cincinnati man is now facing charges in Athens for forging signatures on an election petition.

Timothy Zureick, 21, has been indicted for 22 counts of False Signatures and one count of Election Falsification.  

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says "Zureick is accused of forging 22 signatures on a petition regarding a Redistricting Amendment to the Ohio Constitution."

He's also accused of "committing election falsification by certifying that the 23 signatures on the petition were correct."

And he's "accused of signing the petition himself using a former address in Athens Ohio."  

All of this allegedly happened in June.

The case was referred to the Athens County Prosecutor's Office by the Board of Elections and was investigated by the Prosecuting Attorney's White Collar Crimes Unit.  

Zureick was arrested in Cincinnati.

He'll have a hearing there before being transported to Athens County.  

Blackburn says "Zureick was circulating petitions as an employee of FieldWorks of Washington D.C." and the company "was cooperative in the investigation and did not take part in the alleged wrong doing."

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