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Illegal immigrant accused of voting in 9 elections

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM

An alleged illegal Philippines immigrant was charged Thursday with fraudulently voting in Lake County elections since 2003.

Maria Azada, 53, of Grayslake, faces 17 felony counts of perjury, mutilation of election materials and tampering with voting machines in connection with illegal voting by a non-U.S. citizen, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Azada is accused of voting nine times in primary, general and consolidated elections between 2003 and 2009, officials said.

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