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Troy voter fraud case now allegedly in hands of FBI


TROY, N.Y. - The Troy voter fraud case that charged a city councilman in Troy and an elections commissioner for Rensselaer County might not be over now that the FBI has stepped in.

The FBI is not talking about the investigation; however, two sources tell News10 that FBI agents met with Brian Premo, the attorney of Rensselaer County Democratic Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough, who was one of the two people indicted on fraud chages.

McDonough and Councilman Michael LoPorto were indicted in January on 116 felony counts in connection with forged absentee ballots in a Working Families Party primary in 2009.

The sources also told News10 the FBI reached out to other who were not involved in the original indictment, one being City Clerk William McInerney.

Premo has filed motions suggesting McDonough is a scapegoat taking the blame for other Troy Democrats, such as McInerney.

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