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Lodi City Council Member Shakir Khan Arrested on Voter Fraud Charges

by CC News

The San Joaquin County Sheriffs Office announced that Lodi City council member Shakir Khan was arrested on new voter fraud charges that occurred during the 2020 election.  He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail.

The Sheriffs Office announced that Khan was arrested on charges including:

  • Causing/Procuring/Allowing false voter registration of self/another person
  • Submission of fraudulent registration to Secretary of State
  • Submission of fraudulent Candidacy petition
  • Aiding/Abetting the commission of fraud at any election
  • Subscription of fictitious names to nomination petitions
  • False nomination/declaration of candidacy
  • Fraudulently casting votes
  • Procuring/assisting/counseling/advising another not qualified to vote

These charges stem from the 2020 election.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a press conference Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM.


Lodi City Council Member Khan Held to Answer on Illegal Gambling and EDD Fraud Charges

Today, San Joaquin County District Attorney Ron Freitas announced Lodi City Council Member Shakir Khan and his brother, Zakir Khan, were held to answer on illegal gambling, money laundering, tax evasion, and Employment Development Department (EDD) fraud charges.

“The Honorable Judge Richard M. Mallett held the defendants to answer on numerous charges, including illegal gambling and money laundering,” said District Attorney Ron Freitas. “I commend Deputy District Attorney Kelly McDaniel, Deputy District Attorney Todd Turner, and Paralegal Macie McKinstry for prosecuting this case.”

The preliminary hearing spanned six days before the Honorable Judge Richard M. Mallett. The defendants return to the San Joaquin County Superior Court in Department 6D on February 21, 2023 for arraignment on the information.

The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office has a dedicated unit to investigating public corruption. To learn more about the Public Integrity Unit or to report corruption, click here.

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