Voting Machine Manufacturer Diebold Charged Over Bribery, Fraud, And “Worldwide Pattern Of Criminal Conduct”

dieboldNo big deal, they were just the company in charge of making sure that democracy happened. Via the BRAD BLOG:

One of the world’s largest ATM manufacturers and, formerly, one of the largest manufacturers of electronic voting systems, has been indicted by federal prosecutors for bribery and falsification of documents.

The charges represent only the latest in a long series of criminal and/or unethical misconduct by Diebold, Inc. and their executives over the past decade.

A U.S. Attorney says the latest charges are in response to “a worldwide pattern of criminal conduct” by the company…bribing government officials and falsifying documents in China, Indonesia and Russia to obtain and retain contracts to provide ATMs to banks in those countries.

In 2010 the company settled an SEC fraud suit for $25 million. They also admitted in 2008 that they had overstated 2007 election division revenue by some 300% in hopes of manipulating stock prices.

As earlier as 2004, thanks to documents leaked by a whistleblower, it was discovered that Diebold had illegally used uncertified certified hardware and software in California election systems and planned to lie about it to state investigators. The e-voting systems, repeatedly found over the years to be easily hacked, were decertified for use by the state at the time (though they are still used widely around much of the country today.)

Still, nobody went to prison for any of Diebold’s crimes.

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  • DeepCough

    Tell me more about how Voter ID laws prevent voting discrepancies and electoral fraud.

    • Simon Valentine

      i gotta say, your post makes reading through to the end worth it

      this article really died bold for me … >.>

  • BuzzCoastin

    the amazing part of the story is:
    Diebold has been charged for their standard operating procedures
    butt really
    what does it matter if they rig US elections
    Coke & Pepsi both work for the same corporate elites

  • Anarchy Pony

    I am shocked. SHOCKED!

  • InfvoCuernos

    Who still thinks their vote counts now? Anyone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellen.c.shafer Ellen Covel Shafer

    Heard that George Soros bought into a voting machine company…don’t know which one…so he can rig elections in the US.

    • Rolling

      He Did

    • willietrohut

      Diebold paid you to say that.

    • VaudeVillain

      Good for him.

  • Guest

    Yep

  • 3985

    George Soros owns a major stake in Diebold and he is Obama’s puppet master. I believe Soros help Obama get reelected by crocked voting machines.

  • TexasOlTimer

    “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin