Russell County

Russell County official charged with election fraud

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. - A Southwest Virginia official has been indicted on an election fraud charge.

Larry Rasnake is the Cleveland Elementary School principal, transportation supervisor and a member of the Russell County Board of Supervisors.

Rasnake is accused of listing a false residence in 2011 in order to be a candidate for the Russell County Board of Supervisors, which is a Class Five felony.

The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

Rasnake has been released on bond. His trial is set for July.

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