Vote fraud in New Mexico
Horacio Favela, once a Sunland Park municipal court judge, was found guilty in August 2009 of three counts of election fraud.
The episodes of fraud related to Favela's voting behavior during the 2004 elections. Evidence presented during a week-long jury trial indicated that Favela voted in both El Paso, Texas, and Dona Ana, New Mexico in November 2004 election.
Favela was a candidate for the Dona Ana judgeship at the same time that he was living in El Paso, Texas.
He was convicted for false voting, making a false statement on his candidate declaration and falsifying documents in a municipal election.
Favela faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine on each count.