As a result of a joint investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and the City of Miami Police Department’s contingent of the State Attorney’s Multi-Agency Public Corruption Task Force, Manuel Alejandro Angulo Barrientos has been arrested. Angulo Barrientos worked as a voter registration canvasser from September 16, 2017 to September 28, 2017 for the GRSG Company, a non-partisan third party voter registration organization. A third party voter registration organization is any person, entity, or organization that collects voter registration applications.
Angulo Barrientos’ job was to go to busy public areas, such as grocery stores or shopping malls, and approach people about registering to vote. Allegedly, Angulo Barrientos completed and signed a registration application in the name of Nelson Alles, allegedly knowing that Alles was not a citizen of the United States, and allegedly without Alles’ agreement or consent. The GRSG Company, as a part of its own information verification system, contacted the registration applicant. Based on the information they compiled, GRSG communicated with the Miami-Dade Department of Elections concerning their suspicions about the validity of the Alles voter registration application. As is the normal procedure in such matters, the Department of Elections contacted the State Attorney’s Multi-Agency Public Corruption Task Force which immediately initiated a criminal investigation. The information gathered during the investigation led to today’s arrest.
“Our election process is too important to our democracy to allow anyone to tamper with it,” stated State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “Our Public Corruption Task Force was designed to thwart efforts to shortcut or undermine honest elections in this community.”
Manuel Alejandro Angulo Barrientos has been charged with:
- 1 count False Swearing – 3rd Degree Felony
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