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Naples Man Arrested For Hacking Gov. DeSantis’ Voter Registration

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

A Naples man is accused of altering the voter registration record of Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

FDLE agents began its investigation Monday after DeSantis learned his address in the Florida voting registration database had been changed to an address in West Palm Beach.  Agents said the registration address was changed via computer over a web browser.  

Anthony Steven Guevara, 20, was arrested at his home following a search warrant Tuesday night.

Agents believe Guevara also accessed the voter registrations of U.S. Senator Rick Scott, R-FL, and sports celebrities Michael Jordan and LeBron James, but made no changes to those records. 

“I am proud of the quick and detailed work of our agents on this case and appreciate the hard work of the offices of State Attorneys Amira Fox and Jack Campbell.  FDLE is committed to ensuring the voting rights of Florida citizens are protected, and we will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners in ensuring the security of our elections,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen in an email to WJCT News.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office assisted FDLE in its investigation.

Guevara was booked into the Collier County Jail on a $5,000 bond.   The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit.