Troy voter fraud trial continues
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TROY, N.Y. -- The trial continues today for former City Councilman Michael LoPorto and Rensselaer County Democratic Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough. The two Democrats are charged in the investigation into forged absentee ballots in the 2009 Working Families primary.
Opening statements were given on Tuesday.
McDonough is being tried on 38 counts of second-degree forgery and 36 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Forgery charges were recently dropped against LoPorto. He's being tried on 29 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
As for the other six Democrats implicated in the case, four have already pleaded guilty.
The other two involved are Council President Clem Campana and Council Member Gary Galuski. They've pleaded not guilty to charges and will likely be tried together.