A federal prosecutor says a former Earle alderman violated the trust of absentee voters who provided him with their ballots to deliver to polling places. Lee Johnson is accused of altering absentee ballots that he and unnamed conspirators were delegated to deliver by other voters in the 2002 general election. His trial in US District Court in Little Rock is to continue today. Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of conspiracy and making false declarations, and one count each of voting more than once and procuring false ballots. Prosecutors told jurors that Johnson and others abused their powers as "bearers" of absentee ballots that they were allowed to deliver. The ballots were allegedly altered.