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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott suspends Eatonville mayor charged in election fraud case

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Gov. Rick Scott suspended Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant after an Orange County grand jury indicted Grant on 25 charges stemming from allegations of absentee ballot fraud during the town's last election. 

Scott suspended Grant via an executive order, which says Grant is "prohibited from performing any official act, duty or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; and from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during this period of suspension." 

Fox 35 reports Grant turned himself into jail on Monday, and bonded out Tuesday, telling reporters as he was leaving, "I'm getting in the shower and I'm playing golf."

Grant's alleged co-conspirators, James Randolph and Mia Antoinette Nowells, were jailed on Monday and face many of the same charges as the former mayor. The indictment alleges the three coerced and intimidated at least five voters, including one voter who didn't live in Eatonville, during the historically black town’s March 2015 election. Grant received a large number of absentee ballot votes and managed to unseat former mayor Bruce Mount. 

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