Matthew Weaver, former Cal State San Marcos student, was sentenced to a year in prison today (July 15) for stealing identities and passwords of more than 700 fellow students so he could win the campus presidency. He had admitted in March to stealing 745 student passwords that he used to cast 630 votes for himself and friends on the ballot. U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns said he was troubled by Weaver, even after his arrest, attempting to frame fellow students and soliciting news media coverage contending he had been falsely accused.
It's too bad. It appears that he has all the qualities that would make him an ideal politician today.