Final defendant in Dothan voter fraud case pleads guilty

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The fourth and final person arrested for rigging absentee ballots in the 2013 Dothan municipal election has pleaded guilty to felony charges.

Court records show that Daniel Webster Reynolds admitted to three counts of voter fraud when he appeared before a judge Thursday. He had been scheduled for trial this week.

Reynolds was sentenced to five years but the prison term was suspended and he was placed on probation. He was ordered to pay fines, court costs, and other fees associated with the cases.

While all defendants in the case involving the illegal votes that led to the re-election of Dothan City Commissioner Amos Newsome have either been convicted or pleaded guilty, two of them appealed their cases. Among them is Newsome’s longtime girlfriend Olivia Reynolds.

Newsome, who was not criminally charged, has refused to resign despite pleas from fellow commissioners that he step down.