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The founder of the Memphis Black Lives Matter chapter, 44-year-old Pamela Moses, has been sentenced to six years and one day in prison after being convicted in November of illegally registering to vote back in 2019.
Moses, who has 16 prior criminal convictions, was sentenced on Jan. 31, according to the Selby County District Attorney’s office.
On April 29, 2015, Moses pled guilty to tampering with evidence and forgery, both felonies, and to misdemeanor counts of perjury, stalking, theft under $500 and escape, and was placed on probation for seven years.
The 10-count indictment came in 2015 after she was accused of stalking and harassing a Shelby County judge between February and March 2014, as well as impersonating an attorney and a notary public in an attempt to file a Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct complaint against General Sessions Judge Phyllis Gardner, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
The charge of tampering with evidence is one of the few felonies that would cause a person in Tennessee to permanently lose their right to vote in the state, according to The Washington Post.
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