Reed: People Also Claiming Undocumented Status To Skip Jury Duty
POSTED: 4:53 pm CDT July 18, 2008
SAN ANTONIO -- Allegations of voter fraud and perjury have surfaced as the Bexar County District Attorney's office looked over records from the elections department at the department's request.
Undocumented immigrant status has been claimed by people both registering to vote and by people trying to get out of jury duty, District Attorney Susan Reed said.
Reed said two of the jury cases will be prosecuted as perjury, but the statute of limitations has run out on some of the cases of voter fraud. The statute of limitations is two years on lying to get out of jury duty and three years on the undocumented voter registration.
Reed said her office examined records from the county's elections department at the department's request.
"I'm asking to move it up on the radar and let's keep what we need to be able to come in and effectively prosecute in those situations," she said.
Reed's office has been reviewing the elections records for more than a year, she said.