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Middlesex County Campaign Workers Indicted for Bribing Voters

Perth Amboy

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Middlesex announced today that three campaign workers for a Perth Amboy City Council candidate have been indicted for Bribery, Witness Tampering, and Election Law Violations.

According to officials, on March 30, following the presentation of evidence by the Assistant Prosecutor, the Middlesex County grand jury returned a seven-count indictment charging campaign workers Ana Camilo, 62, Annet Sanchez, 52, and Maria Peralta, 60, all of Perth Amboy, with various offenses stemming from their involvement in efforts to offer gift cards to voters in return for completed mail-in ballots that contained votes for their chosen candidate.

Officials say Camillo was indicted on two counts of third-degree Bribery, third- degree Unlawful Possession of a Ballot, third-degree Attempt to Cast an Illegal Ballot, and third-degree Election Law Violation for her role in meeting and attempting to bribe an undercover detective, who was posing as a Perth Amboy voter.

Sanchez and Peralta were indicted on one count of third-degree Retaliation Against a Witness for their roles in engaging in harassing conduct toward a witness who provided information concerning Camilo’s involvement in voter fraud.