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Another DeSantis voter fraud case is settled. This one ends with ‘no contest’ plea

One of the 20 people arrested by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new election security force accepted a plea deal on Monday that allows her to avoid any punishment.

Tampa resident Romona Oliver, 56, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of voting during the 2020 election while ineligible. In exchange, statewide prosecutors dropped another felony charge of “false swearing” when she registered to vote.

Oliver was sentenced to credit for time served; she spent a few hours in the Hillsborough County jail on Aug. 18, the same day that DeSantis held a news conference announcing the first arrests for his new Office of Election Crimes and Security.

Oliver did not receive probation, was not assigned to community service and did not have to pay the typically mandatory court fees such as the cost of prosecution or the cost of the investigation, said her Tampa attorney, Mark Rankin.

“Essentially, zero consequences except for all the stress she’s been under for the last three months,” Rankin said.

She was facing up to five years in prison each for two separate felony charges. Pleading “no contest” is not the same as pleading guilty, and Rankin maintains Oliver didn’t do anything wrong.

“As much as I, as a lawyer and citizen of Florida, wanted to fight this and take it to trial, I don’t blame her,” Rankin said. “She wanted to get this over with and move on with her life without this stress.”.................

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/another-desantis-voter-fraud-case-is-settled-this-one-ends-with-no-contest-plea/ar-AA14Fg0m?cvid=d38c6e4d8fd54bea816bc014ae0886a7
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Oliver did not receive probation, was not assigned to community service and did not have to pay the typically mandatory court fees such as the cost of prosecution or the cost of the investigation, said her Tampa attorney, Mark Rankin

@libertybele

Was this a sentence,or a freaking award she can hang on her wall and show her friends?

WTF is wrong with that judge? The SOB should be removed from the bench,but he won't be. The "Judge Good Old Boy Network" will make sure of that.

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@libertybele

Was this a sentence,or a freaking award she can hang on her wall and show her friends?

WTF is wrong with that judge? The SOB should be removed from the bench,but he won't be. The "Judge Good Old Boy Network" will make sure of that.

She basically skated on a felony.
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She basically skated on a felony.

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"Basically"?

She totally skated on more than one felony,and didn't even have to pay court costs?

Was she blowing the judge?
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"Basically"?

She totally skated on more than one felony,and didn't even have to pay court costs?

Was she blowing the judge?


 :silly:  Always a possibility. 
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:silly:  Always a possibility.

@libertybele

I just saw her arrest photo. The judge would have to be blind or a pretty desperate character to have cut that kind of deal with her.

This woman puts the "ugh" in "Ugly".

Then again,the judge may have a "thang" for old, fat,ugly black women?


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