Beaufort County man sentenced to jail after voting in elections even though he was not a U.S. citizen

BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - State officials say an Eastern Carolina man plead guilty to a charge of voting by an alien.

'I Voted' sticker, Photo Date: 11/6/2018 / Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN

72-year-old Dieudonne Soifils was registered to vote in 2012 after executing a voter registration form claiming to be a United States citizen under penalty of perjury.

The Haitian citizen was assigned a polling station in Beaufort County where he voted in the 2012 and 2016 general elections for president, vice-president, and members of the House of Representatives.

The Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force in the Eastern District of North Carolina lead by Immigration and Customs investigated Soilfils. He was sentenced to 12 months probation and a $25 special assessment.

The investigation into voting fraud is ongoing.