Another former staffer of Scott Taylor’s 2018 re-election campaign pleaded guilty Thursday to election fraud.
She was initially charged with two counts of election fraud.
Roberta Marciano was in court Thursday.
She worked on the re-election campaign for Republican Scott Taylor in the 2nd Congressional District, which covers Accomack and Northampton counties, portions of York County, and the cities of Virginia Beach and Williamsburg and parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton.
In court, 24-year-old Marciano confessed that she falsified campaign documents put former third-party candidate Shaun Brown on the ballot in the November 2018 election. She was given a one-year suspended sentence and $1,000 fine.
Another former campaign staffer, Lauren Peabody, pleaded guilty earlier this year to woeful neglect of election duties, a misdemeanor. She was given a suspended sentence of 12 months and a $1,000 fine.
Taylor has maintained that he was never involved in any wrongdoing. He is running again for his former congressional seat.
Taylor served one term before being defeated by Democrat Elaine Luria.
Both Taylor and Luria have military background that are considered vital for running in a region that is home to the world’s biggest Navy base – Naval Station Norfolk.
Luria is a former Navy commander. Taylor is a former Navy SEAL.