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Former Palm Springs Candidate Faces Voter Fraud Charges

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.

KESQ News Team

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