Candidate's uncle gets probation in voting fraud case
09/04/2013 5:40 PM
09/04/2013 5:55 PM
has been sentenced to five years of probation for violating federal election law, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Moretina had earlier entered a guilty plea to fraudulently registering to vote in July 2010, in what was then the 40th Missouri House district. NephewJ.J. Rizzo
was a candidate in the Democratic state House primary that August.
Rizzo won that primary by a single vote.
Moretina faced a five-year prison sentence on the federal charge, but was given probation. He had earlier reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
In June Moretina and his wife pleaded guilty to an election fraud charge in Jackson County. They paid a fine and forfeited their voting rights.