Ex-Dem party chief sentenced in petition scheme
INDIANAPOLIS — A former Democratic county chairman in northern Indiana has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in a scheme to forge signatures onto petitions placing Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the state's 2008 presidential primary ballot.
A judge in South Bend on Monday sentenced former St. Joseph County party chairman Butch Morgan to four years, with two suspended and one in community corrections.
A court official says party member Dan Blythe was sentenced to a year in community corrections. Co-defendants Bev Shelton and Pam Brunette were given two years of probation. Both women had worked in the voter registration office.