Israeli resident sentenced for false voter registration in U.S.

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(Source: 3TV/ CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/ CBS 5)

A 39-year-old Israeli resident was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation and 160 hours of community restitution on Feb. 14 for false voter registration.

Alan Faygenblat falsely claimed he was a current citizen of the United States when filing an electronic voter registration application with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office back in September of 2016.

Faygenblat claimed he was born in New York and was able to obtain a voter registration card. He then took to social media to post the details of his fraudulent actions.

Faygenblat admitted to investigators that he gave false information to obtain a voter registration card.

"This sentence is fitting based on the deceitful conduct of this defendant and his complete disregard for the American electoral system," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said. "Actions like this will not be tolerated. They will be fully investigated and should serve as a warning for anyone brazen enough to brag about their criminal activities on social media."

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Jason Barry has been reporting in the Valley since 1997.

He is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports, which highlight local restaurants with major health code violations.

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