A Mexican woman who stole the identityÂ of an American woman will face charges according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Texas Attorney GeneralÂ Ken PaxtonÂ announced Monday he will prosecute a Mexican woman charged with stealing an American citizenâ€™s identity and then using it to cast ballots in three presidential election years.
Laura Janeth Garza was spotted after the American woman went to get a passport, only to have the State Department discover Ms. Garza had already gotten one in her identity. Federal officials alerted Texas, which conducted a probe and found Ms. Garza also illegally registered to vote and cast ballots in 2004, 2012 and 2016,Â Mr. PaxtonÂ said.
â€œThis case demonstrates my officeâ€™s commitment to protecting the integrity of elections,â€ the attorney general said in a statement announcing the prosecution.
She is being charged with two counts of illegal voting, both stemming from the 2016 election, according to indictments from Montgomery County, north of Houston
If found guilty she will face up to 20 years in Prison.