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Fmr. East Longmeadow Selectman Jack Villamaino Pleads Guilty

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Months after being arrested on voter fraud charges, former East Longmeadow Selectman Enrico ‘Jack’ Villamaino has pleaded guilty in court.

Monday morning, Villamaino pleaded guilty in Hampden County Superior Court to charges of larceny under $250, interfering with an election official, four counts of forgery of a document, four counts of perjury, and conspiracy to commit an unlawful act.

Villamaino and his wife, Courtney Llewellyn, were charged in 2012 with changing the party affiliations for about 280 East Longmeadow voters. About a month after those changes were made, Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni says that there was an almost “name-for-name match” for those people who had their enrollment changed from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Unenrolled.’

At that time, Villamaino was running for a seat in the Mass. House of Representatives against Marie Angelides.

Mastroianni is arguing that Villamaino serve 12 months in a state house of correction, followed by a year of probation.

Villamaino’s attorney, Jeffrey Meehan, is arguing to Judge Mary-Lou Rup that his client should serve four months in a house of correction.

Judge Rup says she will render her sentence at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Villamaino has been taken into custody and held at the Ludlow jail until then.

Llewellyn’s case has been continued to another hearing to August 28.

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