For fraudulently submitting absentee ballots and applications for dozens of voters without their knowledge, the former chairperson of the local Democratic Party must serve two years probation and pay a fine of $35,000 for fraud.
John Mallozzi (72), the former chair of Stamford Democrats was found guilty of 14 counts each of second-degree forgery as well as making false statements during absentee voting. It was related to the 2015 elections of representatives, education, and boards of finance.
Prosecutors claimed that Mallozzi was guilty of intentionally forging and submitting absentee ballot applications, and packets containing electoral ballots, in the names and addresses of almost three dozen people.
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Mallozzi apologized at his sentencing and said, “I’m sorry for what happened.” The Stamford Advocate reported that Mallozzi took full responsibility. From 2012 to 2016, he was the chairman of the Stamford Democratic City Committee. He also served on several boards throughout his political career.
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In 2015, state election officials began an investigation after a voter was informed at his polling station that he had been marked absentee ballot eligible.