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In this March 15, 2016, file photo, a primary election voter casts a provisional ballot at a polling place in Westerville, Ohio. In Ohio, one of the biggest prizes in the 2016 presidential election, groups have challenged shortened early voting, procedures for absentee and provisional ballots and the process for purging voters from registration rolls, potentially affecting when voters can cast ballots and how ballots are counted. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Maricopa County man sentenced to probation for false voter registration

In this March 15, 2016, file photo, a primary election voter casts a provisional ballot at a polling place in Westerville, Ohio. In Ohio, one of the biggest prizes in the 2016 presidential election, groups have challenged shortened early voting, procedures for absentee and provisional ballots and the process for purging voters from registration rolls, potentially affecting when voters can cast ballots and how ballots are counted. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHOENIX — Authorities said a Scottsdale man has been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and 160 hours of community restitution for false voter registration.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said 38-year-old Alan Faygenblat electronically filed a fraudulent voter registration application with the county Recorder’s Office last September.

Faygenblat said he wanted to prove a point and show that the county’s voter registration process is flawed.

Prosecutors say Faygenblat falsely claimed he was currently a citizen of the United States and was born in New York.

By providing false information, prosecutors say Faygenblat was able to obtain a voter registration card and posted the details of his actions on social media.

They say an investigation confirmed Faygenblat was not a United States citizen, but rather a legal resident from Israel.

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