Former Stamford Democratic Party Official Charged With Absentee Ballot Fraud

The former chairman of the Democratic City Committee in Stamford faces absentee ballot fraud and forgery charges in connection with ballots cast in the city’s 2015 election.

John Mallozzi was charged with 14 counts of false statement in absentee balloting and 14 counts of second-degree forgery.

The arrest comes after an investigation by the Stamford/Norwalk State’s Attorney’s office after a complaint from the State Elections Enforcement Commission. The investigation began after municipal election officials in Stamford made a report after a person who was recorded as having voted by absentee ballot showed up to cast his ballot at the polls.

Mallozzi was released on a $50,000 bond and is due in court on February 11.

The charges are class D felonies and punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 per count.

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