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Political activist indicted on fraud charges

Posted at 9:10 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 08:24:36-04

A local tea party activist is due in court Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury.

Prosecutors say Rus Thompson, who had been living in Niagara Falls, illegally voted in the Grand Island primary and general elections by using a voter affidavit with a false address.

Thompson was charged with voter fraud in May and faces four years in prison if convicted.

The Tea Party activist is currently circulating a Go Fund Me for himself online.