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December 01, 2006

The issue: In the 2005 Republican primary for mayor of Hagerstown, Roger Dean Weber ran under the name Charlie Baker. A Herald-Mail story alerted election officials to the fact that Baker wasn't his given name and that he was living in Berkeley County, W.Va.

What's new: A Washington County jury on Thursday convicted Weber of falsely registering to vote and knowingly voting under a false name. A judge sentenced him to concurrent six-month sentences in jail, then suspended the jail time.

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