Waverly mayor will be in court this week to face election fraud charges

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Waverly Town Mayor Walter J. Mason will be in court this week on charges that he committed election fraud.

Mason was previously indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts of felony election fraud, a Sussex circuit court clerk confirmed to 8News.

The charges are related to “absentee ballots,” but no other details on the alleged wrong-doing was released.

The indictments came after a several-month-long investigation by a special prosecution from Botetourt County.

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