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Stamford Man Sentenced for Submitting Forged Absentee Ballot Applications and Ballots


(Stamford, CT) – Paul J. Ferencek, Stamford/Norwalk State’s Attorney, announced that John Mallozzi, 72, of Stamford, was sentenced today by the Honorable Kevin Randolph to 13 months to serve, execution suspended, with two years’ probation and a $35,000 fine for fraudulently submitting absentee ballot applications and ballots in 2015.

Mallozzi was found guilty by Judge Randolph on September 12, 2022 of 14 counts of Forgery in the Second Degree in violation of Connecticut General Statutes §53a-139, and 14 counts of False Statement in Absentee Balloting in violation of Connecticut General Statutes §9-359a. Testimony at the eight-day trial showed that Mr. Mallozzi, then-chairman of the local Democratic Party, intentionally forged and submitted absentee ballot applications and ballot sets in the names of nearly three dozen individuals.

“Justice must always be tempered with mercy and the court ably demonstrated that today,” said Assistant State’s Attorney Laurence G. Tamaccio, who prosecuted the case with Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Bivona. “The court today said Mr. Mallozzi presided over a ‘parade of frauds’ against the public. That recitation and these felony convictions will and should follow the defendant for the rest of his life. The people should know that the Division of Criminal Justice remains their vigilant guardians and will continue to root out corruption wherever we find it.”