Mexican citizen who lives in Nash County convicted for voting in two U.S. elections

Published: Aug. 9, 2018 at 12:40 PM EDT
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A Mexican citizen who lives in Eastern Carolina has been sent to federal prison for voting in two presidential elections.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Roberto Hernandez-Cuarenta, who lives in Nash County, was sentenced to four months in federal prison after his conviction on two counts of voting by an alien.

The feds say the man, who is a seasonal farm worker, voted in the elections on November 6, 2012, and November 8, 2016, knowing he wasn't a U.S citizen.

Even though the 57-year-old man had legal and permanent resident status, there are no pending applications for him to become a citizen, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.