3 Hamtramck men charged with election fraud

(WXYZ) - The state's Attorney General's office has filed felony charges against three Hamtramck men accused of violating election law.

Salim Ahmed, 50, Armani Asad, 33, and Mohammed Russell, 32 are accused of possessing and returning multiple absentee ballots during Hamtramck's August primary election.

It is a felony to possess or return absentee ballots unless you are the person voting, the voter's family member, a mail carrier, or an authorized official.

Asad ran unsuccessfully for Hamtramck city council this past August.

All three men are expected to turn themselves in Thursday for their arraignment. They face up to five years in prison and/or a $1000 fine.

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