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Former state representative gets prison for election fraud

Everett legislator fined $20,000

A former state representative from Everett was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in ­Boston to four months in prison for cheating the absentee ballot process in two elections in which he won.

Stephen Smith, 57, a married father of four, will also serve a year of probation and must pay a $20,000 fine. He was ordered to report to a prison, to be designated by the US Bureau of Prisons, by May 21.

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