Friday, Might 12, 2017|5 p.m.
. A Las Vegas male is accused of illegally paying a female to poorly register Republican voters in a rural Nevada town ahead of the GOP main election in 2015, authorities stated Friday.
Stephen Gregory Zority’s attorney, Tom Pitaro, decreased to comment on a seven-count indictment submitted Thursday by state Attorney General Adam Laxalt in a case arising from the prosecution of Tina Marie Parks.
Zority, 29, is due in court Might 25 to answer felony charges consisting of unlawful payment for signing up citizens and infractions of election laws.
Parks was jailed last summer season on 11 felony charges consisting of challenging citizens and perjury. She pleaded guilty Dec. 2 to one low-level felony citizen registration offense, admitting that she incorrectly signed up voters outside a Wal-Mart store about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. She faces one to 4 years in jail at sentencing May 19.
Parks’ attorney, Nathan Gent, did not right away respond to email and telephone messages.
A spokesperson for Laxalt, Monica Moazez, decreased to comment about the case.
Zority’s indictment alleges that from April to June 2016 he provided Parks with Wal-Mart gift cards and money based on the variety of Republican citizens she signed up; that he failed to put his name on a duplicate registration form; and that he directed Parks not to put her name on registration copies.
The criminal complaint in Parks’ case stated she was working for Engage Nevada, a conservative citizen registration group, when she marked “Republican” or “nonpartisan” on kinds of people who said they were Democrats or didn’t specify their celebration association.
A Nevada state Secretary of State private investigator said at least 3 people were affected, including a minimum of one who was unable to vote in the June 14 main.
In another pending voter registration irregularities case, Renaldo Johnson, 55, of Las Vegas, is due for sentencing June 29 after pleading guilty April 11 to one felony charge of misbehavior in signing, filing or altering a petition. He could deal with probation or approximately 4 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Johnson’s court-appointed attorney didn’t instantly respond Friday to telephone and e-mail messages.
Johnson had been prosecuted in December on 15 charges including perjury and abuse of personal recognition after he was implicated of submitting incorrect signatures in an unsuccessful quote to qualify Green Celebration presidential candidate Jill Stein for the November tally in Nevada.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said following Johnson’s arrest that they knew of no evidence that anybody in Nevada voted unlawfully last November. A spokesperson for Cegavske didn’t right away respond Friday to messages.