SANTA FE — A young Española man may get a chance at the future he says he wants if he stays out of trouble for the next 18 months.
Dyon Herrera was given a deferred sentence Monday in state District Court for pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the municipal election code and had faced up to 18 months in prison.
In 2016, Herrera, 20 years old at the time, conspired with Laura Seeds to falsify votes for Robert Seeds, her husband and an Española City Council candidate that year. Robert Seeds won his race by two votes.
Herrera was charged for forging his grandparents’ signatures on absentee ballots in a car outside City Hall.