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Third elections worker indicted over presidential recount

CLEVELAND - More charges have been filed in Cleveland over the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections' handling of the 2004 presidential election recount.

A third board worker has been indicted on six counts alleging that Ohio laws were not followed in the selection and review of ballots for the recount.

The other two board employees were indicted in August. They're scheduled for trial in May.

The most serious charges carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison.

The charges stem from a complaint filed by a lawyer who watched over the recount on behalf of two third-party presidential candidates.

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