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Ex-elections judge admits taking bribes to stuff ballot box

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former judge of elections in Philadelphia has admitted accepting cash bribes to tamper with the results of the city’s primary elections from 2014-2016. Federal prosecutors say 73-year-old Domenick Demuro pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deprive voters of their civil rights and violating the Travel Act. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced June 30. DeMuro admitted that a political consultant _ whose name was not revealed by prosecutors _ paid him bribes to add fraudulent votes for certain Democratic candidates running for judge positions. Prosecutors did not name the candidates or say if any of them won their elections.

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