A former Palm Springs City Council candidate who claimed she resided in the city when she allegedly lived in Arizona was charged with felonies, prosecutors said today.
Eloise Garcia-Mohsin, 46, was charged with two counts of voter fraud, three counts of perjury and four counts of falsely filing election documents, and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for her arrest.
“She can be arrested at any time by any law enforcement officer,” said Michael Jeandron, a spokesman for the office.
Garcia-Mohsin listed her address in election documents as 3200 E. Baristo Road — an apartment complex for senior and disabled people, according to a declaration in support of an arrest warrant.
The man living at the apartment told investigators that Garcia-Mohsin, who has a home in Glendale, Ariz., asked to use his address so she could run for city council, D.A. Investigator William Hanley wrote in the declaration.
Under state law, a candidate for City Council has to be a registered voter of that city.
“Garcia-Mohsin told him that she was living in Glendale and conducting her campaign for City Council … by way of the Internet,” Hanley said.
The man said he received mail for the woman during the summer and fall of 2009, but she never lived at the apartment.