“Marshall facing prison time; Judge sentences [North Vernon] man in vote fraud case to 18 months with 9 suspended”

News making waves in Indiana: “Michael R. Marshall, 60, of North Vernon, a veteran Democratic Party volunteer in Jennings County, was sentenced on Wednes­day to 18 months in prison, with nine months suspended, on three counts of voter fraud. Marshall made an agreement last January to plead guilty, but sought to have the charges reduced from Class D felony to Class A misdemeanor counts at the sentencing hearing.Jennings County Cir­cuit Court Judge Jon Web­ster levied the sentence following a two-hour hearing, discussing Marshall’s executing three absentee ballot applications during the 2010 general election.

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