Saturday, March 03, 2012

Breathitt County Schools Superintendent Indicted

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The Breathitt County Schools Superintendent was arrested Friday pursuant to a federal indictment charging him with obstruction of justice, conspiracy to buy votes and making false statements to a federal agent.

The three count Indictment, returned Thursday and unsealed Friday, alleges that 65-year-old Arch Turner of Booneville conspired with others to buy votes in the November 2010 general election in Breathitt County.
Additionally, when the FBI interviewed Turner in October 2010, he allegedly made false statements saying he had not given any candidate money for election purposes in the May 2010 primary election and that cash he withdrew from his bank account was for personal use and not for the purpose of buying votes.
Turner is also accused of trying to persuade a person, during an FBI investigation, not to report Turner's vote buying activity to law enforcement.
A date for Turner's appearance in United States District Court has not yet been set. If convicted, Turner faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Business as usual in "Bloody Breathitt."