February 20, 2014: The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has charged 65-year-old Dianah Gregory with Fraud by Election Officers, Tampering with Records, Criminal Mischief, and Tampering with Voting Machines for her actions during the November 5, 2013 election.
The investigation into Dianah Gregory began when the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office received a complaint on Election Day at the Ethel Allen School polling site located at 31st & Lehigh Avenue. On location, a candidate for “Judge of Election,” William Thompson, explained that a voter left the polling site visibly upset after Dianah Gregory reportedly entered the voting booth and attempted to make a “write in” vote on the voter’s behalf.
The voting booth was then examined as part of the investigation. The detective observed the name “Dianah Gregory” was written in marker on the voting booth. The name was scrawled next to the button to select a “write in” candidate. Still on location, Dianah Gregory admitted that she wrote her name on the voting machines, as she explained, for voters to know how to spell her name.
Dianah Gregory surrendered to SIU Detectives this morning and is currently being processed by police. ADA Douglas Rhoads and Detective Stan Sheppard of the District Attorney’s Special Investigations Unit are specially assigned to this case. ADA Linda Montag and ADA Rachel Pereira investigated the Election Day complaint.