SANTA FE, N.M. - A New Mexico man has received a deferred sentence for forging signatures on applications for absentee ballots in a 2016 municipal election. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported 24-year-old Dyon Herrera pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the municipal code in Espanola. Herrera's sentence allows him to avoid a felony conviction on his record if he completes 18 months of probation without a violation. Herrera's plea agreement included testifying in an election fraud case against Laura Seeds. Herrera says he signed ballot applications at her request while working on a campaign to re-elect her husband, Espanola City Councilor Robert Seeds.

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