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Niagara County Legislature candidate charged with forging nominating petitions

Keith R. Lindsay of Niagara Falls, who sought to run for Niagara County legislator this year, has been charged with two felonies for allegedly forging a nominating petition.

Lindsay, 33, a Democrat, wanted to run against 4th District Legislator Owen T. Steed. His first petition, filed July 13, gave his home address as 2209 Ontario Ave. A second petition July 17 listed his address as 1606 Cleveland Ave. He was not registered to vote at either address, the county Board of Elections ruled in throwing out the petitions.

Two voters told Lockport detectives, who investigated, that their signatures on the second petition had been forged. Lindsay, who gave arresting officers the Cleveland Avenue address, was picked up Wednesday on Military Road, still saying he lives at 1606 Cleveland.


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