Texas man arrested in voter fraud scheme to unseat board

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Authorities north of Houston have arrested a man previously convicted in a voter fraud scheme in which a group of people gave a hotel as their residence so they could vote to unseat a local utility board.

Montgomery County jail records show Adrian Heath of The Woodlands was taken into custody Tuesday on a warrant for illegal voting.

Heath was convicted of the charge in 2014 and given a three-year prison sentence, but he launched a series of appeals to have the conviction thrown out.

The Courier newspaper reported that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in December chose not to hear the case.

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Heath and others lived outside the Woodlands Road Utility District but indicated they lived at the hotel so that they could vote in 2010 to unseat three incumbents.