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Lisle Woman pleads guilty to felony forgery and perjury of College of DuPage Trustee election petitions –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On April 26, 2018


Rafath Waheed pled guilty today to felony and perjury charges related to her election petitions submitted for candidacy as a College of DuPage Trustee for the 2017 election cycle.

We had previously written about the petition challenge (here and here), her admitting (here), on camera (here), and under oath, that she copied petition papers and had two different Notaries stamp them as originals, and then submitted them to the college to be placed on the ballot for Trustee of College of DuPage.

We wrote that she was charged by the DuPage County State’s Attorney on March 16, 2017 of two counts of forgery, two counts of issuing a forged document, and four counts of perjury – in order to “earn” a seat on the College of DuPage (COD) Board of Trustees.

Today’s events resulted in her entering a plea of guilty, allowing her to take advantage of the “Diversion Program” offered to first-time nonviolent offenders. Her successful completion of this program will basically vacate and dismiss these charges – as long as she stays within the law for the upcoming year.

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  • Lisle Watchdog
    Posted at 20:23h, 26 April

    Still waiting for charges in the Lisle case of perjury. “He said affidavits Lisle residents submitted in the case “are extremely concerning.” Avila provided copies of affidavits from three residents who say McGovern wasn’t present when they signed her petition.“

  • Dennis Finegan
    Posted at 21:00h, 26 April

    Didn’t realize she had used 2 different notaries. I originally gave her the benefit of the doubt as just stupid mistakes, but the notaries bring that into doubt. Hopefully justice has been served.

  • Bob Buckley
    Posted at 13:23h, 27 April

    Good Grief! You only need 50 signatures to get on the ballot