Democratic campaign volunteer, convicted of perjury in ballot case, sentenced to probation

Muse Mohamed was convicted of perjury related to his mishandling of absentee ballots in a 2018 election. The Sahan Journal reports that Mohamed was sentenced this morning to two years of probation, including six months of house arrest.

The Sahan Journal had earlier reported that the usual sentence for this offense ranges from 15 to 21 months in prison. Prosecutors were expected to seek a harsher sentence. I guess they didn’t get it. The trial took place back in May.

At the time of the offense, Mohamed was volunteering for the campaign of his brother-in-law, state Sen. Omar Fateh (DFL-Minneapolis). Mohamed is the brother of Zaynab Mohamed, who is running for state senate in an adjoining district. Both candidates are expected to win tomorrow’s election by wide margins.