UPDATE 11/13/17: Max Judson has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for alleged violations of federal election law after court appearance in Terre Haute today.
See original Story published Sept. 28, 2015 below:
By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
Federal agents arrested Max L. Judson, 70, of Sullivan, today for violations of federal election law and obstruction of justice/witness tampering after the just more than a year-long investigation.
Judson, a current Sullivan County Councilman and now former Sullivan Board of Public Works member, appeared today in federal court, where he is charged with one count of voter fraud and one count of witness tampering.
The FBI served subpoenas to the Sullivan County Clerk’s Office asking for records pertaining to the Sullivan County Primary on June 17 after the May Primary when Judson upset County Council District 1 longtime Democrat incumbent Sonner F. Faught by 18 votes. Incumbent Faught had served eight terms.
Results - Judson: 710 votes, 50.64 percent to Sonner F. Faught: 692 votes, 49.36 percent.
According to the probable cause affidavit prepared by Special Agent Jacob Overton, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI,) Indianapolis Division -Terre Haute Resident Agency, the investigation involved a dozen individual voters which Judson allegedly had direct involvement. Judson appeared in federal court today and is released on his own recognizance.
The probable cause affidavit states:
ICN will follow this story as it develops.
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