Three Busted for Election Fraud in St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office arrested three St. Louis men Tuesday for election offenses.
Earlier this year officials at the Board of Elections contacted St. Louis County police about potential vote fraud. An investigation by St. Louis County detectives led them to the suspects.
County prosecutors charged 30-year-old Jerrell Sherod; 53-year-old Rachelle Oliver; and 30-year-old Andrew Schafer with election law violations involving Oliver’s candidacy for mayor of Flordell Hills and Sherod’s candidacy for city alderman.
Schafer faces two counts of election offenses and two charges of felony forgery, while the other two face one count each of making false statements.
Court records indicate that Sherod and Oliver provided false addresses to the Flordell Hills clerk.
County police say Oliver also provided false occupancy permit records.
“My office has zero tolerance for fraud in elections. We are looking into this matter to see if we can offer any assistance to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County Police Department or St. Louis County Board of Elections to help ensure that justice is served,” Secretary of State Jason Kander said in a statement Wednesday.
The police report did not say which election cycle was impacted.