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by Dave Gradijan

ITIL Group Gets “Clear Evidence” of Vote Fraud

Jul 31, 20071 min
Build AutomationCSO and CISO

At least 13 fraudulent votes were cast in an online election held last fall by the IT Service Management Forum’s U.S. chapter, according to a preliminary finding by consulting firm Kroll.

Leah Palmer, president of the ITSMF USA, said the Pasadena, Calif.-based backer of the IT Infrastructure Library standards now has “clear evidence” of improper activities during the election, which filled five seats on its board of directors.

About 500 votes were recorded during the October election. For now, ITSMF USA officials don’t think there were enough illegitimate ones to change the results. But Palmer said the group may decide to hold a new election even if Kroll’s final report determines that the outcome wasn’t affected. “That’s still something we’re considering,” she said.

— Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld (US)