“A co-conspirator of a Monsey developer has admitted his role in a voter fraud scheme in a 2014 Sullivan County village election.
Volvy Smilowitz, also known as Zev Smilowitz, 29, of Monroe, pleaded guilty June 18 in White Plains federal court to one count of conspiracy to corrupt the Bloomingburg village electoral process by falsely registering numerous voters who don’t live in the community.
Smilowitz, a real estate consultant, was indicted in 2016 along with two real estate developers, Kenneth Nakdimen of Monsey and Shalom Lamm of Bloomingburg, on charges of bribing people to unlawfully register and vote. (See http://preserve-ramapo.com/shalom-lamm-and-others-charged-in-voter-fraud-scheme/)
“In the biggest federal voter fraud case in the modern era, Volvy Smilowitz admitted to taking part in a cynical scheme to rig an election in Bloomingburg,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said. “There is no place in our democracy for the criminal conduct admitted to by the defendant, which included falsely registering dozens of voters. Those who conspire to corrupt the electoral process must and will be held accountable.”
Smilowitz faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 24.”
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