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Tue Jan 30, 2018, 12:25 AM

Rio Grande City school district employee first arrest in voter fraud investigation

RIO GRANDE CITY County investigators have made their first arrest in an investigation into voter fraud Monday morning.

Ernestina Barron, 50, was arrested and charged with three counts of election fraud, a Class A misdemeanor, and three counts of fraudulent application for ballot by mail, a state jail felony.

Barron, an employee within the Rio Grande City school district, was apprehended at Veterans Middle School by the Starr County Special Crimes Unit.

Allegations stem from three instances in which she is accused of unlawfully filling out applications for voters, investigators discovered through interviews with three voters, according to unit commander Robert Caples.

Read more: http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/article_72a48208-0542-11e8-9f91-131073f1e6b9.html

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