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Woman gets probation for voting while ineligible

WILLMAR -- Glynda DeLeon, 47, of Willmar, was fined $100 and put on unsupervised probation for six months on a charge of voting while she was ineligible.

DeLeon received a stay of adjudication in Kandiyohi County District Court. Under the stay, no conviction will appear on her record and the case will be dismissed, unless she violates probation conditions. The only probation condition issued was that she remain law abiding, with no misdemeanor or greater criminal violations.

According to the complaint, DeLeon admitted to voting in Willmar in the Nov. 4, 2008, election, but said her probation agent said she could vote.

The probation agent was interviewed and confirmed DeLeon was ineligible to vote and said she was never told she could vote legally.

Court records show that DeLeon was convicted of check forgery in March 2004 and sentenced to five years of probation, 100 hours of community service at a $50 fine.

She was not discharged from probation until February 2009.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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