The Denton County Sheriff’s Office has Zul Mirza Mohamed (photo right) in custody and charged him with 109 felonies related to voter fraud. The investigation began September 23rd when Sheriff’s were notified by the Denton County Elections Office of possible fraudulent activity related to absentee ballot applications.
CBS Officials say absentee ballots had been requested to be sent to a PO Box in Lewisville, that was supposed to belong to a nursing home facility. When investigators made contact with the Carrollton residents whose ballots had been requested they learned that none of the residents had asked for ballots be mailed to the PO Box.
Further investigation revealed the PO Box had been obtained with a fictitious Texas driver license and a fictitious University of North Texas student ID.
Mohamed, who is currently a candidate for mayor in the city of Carrollton, was arrested and taken to the Denton County Jail. He has been charged with 25 counts of Unlawful Possession of Ballot/Ballot Envelope w/o Request of Voter, and 84 counts of Fraudulent Use of Mail Ballot Application.
Mohamed was running to unseat the current mayor, Kevin Falconer, of Carrollton. He ran against Falconer in 2017 as well, during which his past criminal behavior became an issue in the campaign. He received 167 votes in that election, or 2.4% of the total votes.