A Milwaukee man convicted of election fraud in the 2008 Presidential election will spend 30 days in jail.
The Department of Justice says Michael Henderson was convicted of providing false information to election officials, a felony. He faced a maximum penalty of three and a half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Henderson admitted he registered to vote at the polls in November 2008 and cast a ballot, despite being on active probation at the time for felony convictions. Felons on active probation are prohibited from voting in any election in Wisconsin.
The charges were brought by the state’s Election Fraud Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional team that evaluates, investigates and prosecutes complaints about potential electoral fraud.