County District Attorney’s Office
18, 2023 Wesley Wittig
Richmond, TX – Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton
announced the arrest of Alvin Green in a Dallas County election fraud
investigation after charges were filed by the Fort Bend County District
Attorney’s Public Integrity Division.
August 16, 2023, Frisco resident Alvin Green, 59, was arrested in Dallas County
on charges of Election Fraud, Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information, and
Tampering with a Governmental Record.
Green is facing charges for allegedly falsifying the “Petition[s] for Judicial
Office” of five applicants in the 2022 Dallas County Democratic Primary: Robert
Alvarez, Melodee Armstrong, Judge Mary Brown, Graciela Olvera, and Angel Mata. The indictments accuse Green of falsifying the names and signatures of petitioners,
the petitions’ circulators, and notarizing statements he knew to be false. Green is also alleged to have used or transferred
petitioners’ information from one applicant’s petition to the others.
All the applicants were
disqualified by the Dallas County Democratic Party from participating in last
year’s democratic primary, except for Angel Mata. Judge Mary Brown, while disqualified from the
primary, went on to win re-election as a write-in candidate in the general
election in November 2022.
Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office was appointed by Dallas County’s
Administrative Judge as a prosecutor pro tem in April 2023 to
investigate and potentially prosecute the allegations after granting the Dallas
District Attorney’s motion to recuse his office. The Fort Bend County Public Integrity
Division investigated this case with assistance from the Dallas Police
Use of Identifying Information and Tampering with a Governmental Record are
felony offenses that carry a range of punishment from 2 to 20 years in prison and
180 days to 2 years, respectively.
Election Fraud is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to
six months’ confinement.
protect the integrity of our elections,” said Fort Bend County District
Attorney Brian Middleton. “Election
fraud is extremely rare; election technology and procedures are sophisticated
and designed to prevent interference. However,
when there is probable cause to believe that a crime has occurred, we will