DENVER (CBS4) – A former candidate for Denver City Council District 2 has pleaded guilty to allegations that she forged petition signatures.
According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney’s office, Corrie Houck, 45, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of attempt to influence a public servant.
“Other counts of forgery and perjury were dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea,” Kimbrough said in a statement.
Houck was sentenced to a 2-year deferred judgment sentence with supervised probation. She was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.
“There (were) signatures of real people and real voters that were forged, and there were also the names and forged signatures of people who have died,” Kimbrough previously told CBS4.
Houck admitted to the Denver Elections Division some signers had tricked her by using the names of Sesame Street characters instead of their actual names, but she made no mention of the other identities prosecutors accuse her of forging or reviving from the dead in her attempt to get into city politics.
Houck has tried to get into politics before. She lost a primary for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012.