Times Staff Report
INDIANAPOLIS | Two people charged with vote fraud by the Lake County Joint Vote Fraud Task Force have pleaded guilty, Attorney General Steve Carter announced Thursday.
Alicia Dunbar and Ivan Dunbar, both of East Chicago, have pleaded guilty to voting in another precinct. Both received a one-year probation. They were charged in March 2006 for illegal voting activity.
Sentencing has also occurred for two more defendants.
Ricardo Alamillo, of Hammond, pleaded guilty to voting in another precinct, a Class D felony. He has been sentenced to a one and a half year suspended prison sentence and one and a half years of probation. He was charged in September 2006 by the Joint Lake County Voter Task Force for voting in another precinct other than where he lived.
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Alamillo is a former assistant chief bailiff in East Chicago.
Mark Orosco, of Hammond, pleaded guilty in August and has been sentenced to one year suspended prison sentence and one year probation for voting in another precinct. He was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. Orosco was charged by the Lake County Voter Task Force in August 2006.
Sentencing hearings have been set for three additional voter fraud convictions: Michelle Chandler on Sept. 25, Ashley Dunlap on Sept. 27 and Raymond Carillo on Oct. 3.