- Associated Press - Thursday, March 2, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman facing a charge of illegal voting for casting a ballot in November’s presidential election says she was unaware that Texas law forbids a convicted felon from voting while on probation.

Forty-one-year-old Crystal Mason tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (https://bit.ly/2mdpGvR ) she never would have voted if she knew it could mean a return to jail.

Mason previously operated a tax preparation business and pleaded guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. for inflating tax refunds claimed on behalf of clients.


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She was on supervised release from prison when she voted in November.

Mason was arrested last month by Tarrant County authorities.



Tarrant is the same county where a Mexican national was sentenced last month to eight years in prison after being convicted of illegal voting.

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Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, https://www.star-telegram.com

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