Revere man admits to filing false election papers

Joseph Curran was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to 16 counts

BOSTON (AP) — A Revere man has received two years of probation for filing nomination papers with forged signatures with the Secretary of State’s office.

Joseph Curran was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to 16 counts of filing false nomination papers. He had faced up to a year in jail.

Prosecutors say the 25-year-old Curran filed the papers in May while working for a political consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., and the papers contained more than 100 false signatures.

He was previously indicted for 16 counts of forgery, but that indictment will be dismissed if Curran agrees to not work or volunteer on any political campaign for two years.

The candidate who retained Curran’s consulting firm was cooperative and was not charged. Prosecutors did not name the candidate.

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