STOCKTON - Today, Ashley Lynn Drain Hampton was sentenced to fifteen months in the county jail, 200 hours of community service and placed on five years of formal probation. Judge Charlotte Orcutt, the sentencing judge, allowed for Drain Hampton to apply for custody alternatives including home detention. With the perjury conviction, Drain Hampton is unable to hold public office.
The People had requested a sentence of six years with four of those years being served on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).
In April 2017, Drain Hampton was convicted by a jury on all eleven counts related to election fraud, perjury and welfare fraud. The election fraud charges derived from her 2014 election to the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees. The welfare fraud allegations were based on unwarranted payments to the defendant in the amount of $7,003.00.
The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office Political Integrity Unit is dedicated to curbing corruption in our community by holding elected and appointed officials accountable for misuse of the public trust.