Former Carteret Mayor Candidate Charged With Voter Fraud

CARTERET, NJ — A Republican who unsuccessfully ran to be mayor of Carteret has been charged with fraudulent voting in the November 2020 presidential election.

The man is Frederick Gattuso, 43, of Carteret who was arrested without incident this week and charged with one count of third-degree fraudulent voting.

The county prosecutor's office said they determined Gattuso voted twice in November’s General Election as different people with similar names. Gov. Murphy ordered the 2020 election be nearly entirely vote by mail due to coronavirus fears.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's refused to release any more information on the case, but MyCentralJersey reported that Gattuso is a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman in 2018. Carteret easily won re-election in that race, 5,045-to-1,092. Reiman is a Democrat.

Gattuso will appear in court on March 4.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tighe at (732) 745-4335.

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This article originally appeared on the Woodbridge Patch