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Q. How will Craig Guymon's felony conviction for voting twice in an election impact his ability to sell insurance and operate his Guymon Agency insurance business?
A. Guymon, 54, who co-owns an insurance agency, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge for voting twice in the June 4 Mitchell school board election -- first by absentee ballot early in the day and then later by normal ballot at the polling place. Absentee ballots were allowed until 3 p.m. on Election Day.
According to Larry Deiter, assistant director of the Insurance Division for the South Dakota Department of Labor, Guymon's case -- like all cases of insurance agents convicted of felonies -- will be reviewed by the division. Once all the facts of the case are gathered and reviewed by the division, Deiter said, Guymon could have his insurance license revoked or suspended. The division could also choose to do nothing, or give Guymon a lesser penalty, such as a fine or a warning letter.
Guymon is scheduled to be sentenced in court in September. He faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.