Iowa Department of Public Safety
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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, October 4, 2012
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Two Individuals Charged with Election Fraud in Warren and Wright Counties

Des Moines, IOWA--- A DCI investigation has resulted in two individuals being charged with Election Fraud, a Class D Felony, and Fraudulent Practices, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  Those charged are 37 year old Jason Anthony Rawlin of Indianola, Iowa, and 37 year old Stacy Rae Brown of Kanawha, Iowa.

According to criminal complaints filed, Jason Rawlin and Stacy Rae Brown are previously convicted felons who registered to vote while obtaining state issued driver’s licenses and or identification cards.  Jason Rawlin is a previously convicted felon in Wapello County, Iowa and registered to vote in Warren County.  Stacy Rae Brown is a previously convicted felon in Hancock County, Iowa and registered to vote in Hancock County through the Wright County Issuance Station.

Complaint and Affidavit

Jason Rawlin was arrested by the Indianola Police Department and was released on bail.  Stacy Rae Brown turned herself in to law enforcement today and was booked into the Wright County Jail and released on her own recognizance.

This investigation was conducted through the cooperative efforts of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Warren County Attorney’s Office and the Wright County Attorney’s Office.

For questions, please contact DCI Assistant Director Charis Paulson at (515) 971-4733.

It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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