CUDAHY — The district attorney's office has cleared City Councilman John Robertson of criminal conduct after a 10-month investigation into allegations that he violated election laws while running for office last April.
"Allegations were made against Mr. Robertson and Mr. Joseph Fregeau (an unsuccessful council candidate) during their campaign in April '84 that they were registering non-citizens to vote, that they were promising payment to induce voting, that they were intimidating and threatening voters and making false campaign statements," said Candace Beason, deputy district attorney, special investigations.
The allegations were made by candidate Valerie Hansen, who lost to incumbent Robertson by 28 votes in the heated election battle.
At a May 7, 1984, City Council meeting, Hansen charged that Robertson won through absentee-ballot fraud. After hearing the allegations, the council voted unanimously to ask the district attorney's office to investigate.