(Article republished from GreatGameIndia.com)
Prosecution said the creator of the Black Lives Matter branch in Memphis was condemned to six years in imprisonment for fraudulently enrolling to vote in Tennessee.
Pamela Moses, a 44-year-old activist, was sentenced to six years and one day in prison on Monday for registering to vote despite being unqualified due to felony charges in 2015, according to Shelby County District Attorney General. According to Amy Weirich.
Judge Michael Ward convicted her of manipulating the probation authorities in order to acquire the ability to vote when he handed down the punishment.
“You tricked the probation department into giving you documents saying you were off probation,” Ward said in court, the Washington Post reported.
Moses pled guilty in 2015 to felony counts of tampering with evidence and forgery, as well as misdemeanor charges of perjury, stalking, theft under $500, and escape.
Due to the obvious tampering with evidence accusation, she was sentenced to seven years of probation and was declared unqualified to vote in Tennessee.
Moses claims that when she went to vote in 2019, she seemed to be under the belief that her right to vote had been reinstated.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="590"] Pamela Moses was ordered to spend six years and one day behind bars. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office[/caption]
“I did not falsify anything. All I did was try to get my rights to vote back the way the people at the election commission told me and the way the clerk did,” she testified at the hearing.
Bede Anyanwu, her attorney, stated that his client intends to contest the sentence.
“She believes the sentencing was beyond the evidence that was presented,” he told the Washington Post.
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