Former State Rep. Arrested for Witness Tampering, Bribery in Voter Fraud Case

May 31, 2016

Republican State Rep. Don Leeman was serving his 1st term in the N.H. House representing Rochester Wards 2 & 3 before he resigned last week.
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A former state representative from Rochester has been arrested on charges related to voter fraud.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, during the recent presidential primary Don Leeman voted in a district he no longer lived in and then tried to bribe a local employee to cover it up.

Leeman faces felony witness tampering and bribery charges after he allegedly asked an employee of the Rochester Housing Authority to write a letter saying his move out of the district was only temporary.

Investigators say he then offered that same employee money to expedite his transfer back into his legislative district.

Leeman resigned from the New Hampshire House last week for unrelated reasons.  He turned himself in on Tuesday and was released on $50,000 bail. He will be arraigned on June 15.