Goshen Community School candidate pleads guilty to election fraud

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One of five Goshen Community School’s candidates has pleaded guilty to election fraud.

Jose Elizalde is the first of the five to plead guilty to fraud, stemming from the 2022 school board elections. The five are charged with filing a fraudulent report and accepting a contribution made in anothers name after allegedly filing fraudulent campaign finance reports.

The plea agreement is for Filing a Fraudulent Report with the second count, Reckless Contributions to a Campaign, dropped.

The plea has not yet been accepted by the court, but it includes a year at the Elkhart County Jail suspended on reporting probation.

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