(AbsoluteNews.com) – When Americans commit felonies in the US, they lose the right to vote. Many states have ways to restore those rights, but a Memphis, Tennessee woman didn’t meet the requirements before she registered to vote. Now, she’s going to prison.
On January 31, the Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced 44-year-old Pamela Moses had been sentenced for illegally registering to vote in 2019. According to a press release she was convicted of the crime in November, but her sentencing was held last month. Judge W. Mark Ward sentenced Moses to six years and one day in prison. However, if she’s on her best behavior and completes programs while in prison, he’ll consider putting her on probation in nine months.
A Memphis woman convicted in November of illegally registering to vote in 2019 was sentenced to six years and one day in prison Monday, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich. #SCDAGNEWS https://t.co/nGGAWrUTVS
— Shelby County District Attorney’s Office (@ShelbyCountyDA) January 31, 2022
Moses, the founder of Memphis’ BLM chapter, has 16 prior criminal convictions. She was on probation in 2019 when she registered to vote. The DA revealed Moses pleaded guilty to felony forgery and felony tampering with evidence as well as misdemeanor counts of theft under $500, escape, perjury and stalking.
The BLM activist’s lawyer, Bede Anyanwu, plans to appeal the sentence. Moses claims she is innocent.
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