Sunday, May 13, 2012

Breathitt school superintendent jailed for violating terms of bond

This from The Herald-Leader:

Breathitt County Schools Superintendent Arch Turner must stay in jail until his trial on federal vote-buying charges because he probably would try to influence witnesses if left free on bond, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier revoked Turner's bond after a hearing Tuesday, ordering Turner jailed immediately.

Wier had released Turner from custody after he was arrested in the vote-buying case in March.

One condition of Turner's pretrial release was that he not have contact with prosecution witnesses or with defendants in the case, except through his attorneys.

However, evidence at the hearing showed Turner went to the home of another man charged with him, former county Sheriff John L. Turner, and discussed the case, Wier said in an order filed Wednesday.

Among other things, Arch Turner discussed lining up stories among defendants and witnesses in his trial and a related case, Wier said.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still don't see what's wrong with well to do folks paying me some cash or giving me a bottle to vote a certain way. It is my vote and if I can get something for it,that's my business. This superintendent makes more money than most folks in the county, so why not lets some of that trickle down to the rest of us. Seems like when you are a big fancy Frankfort legislator or cabinet secretary or a hot shot Washington politician, there's no problem with getting a kick back, bail out or contract to the folks who voted you into office but us little folks can't even get a bottle of rye of a $20 bill for our vote without getting arrested. Heck they even shut down the liquor stores during the election so what do you expect people are going to do? Darn hypocrites at least our corruption directly benefits the people in our community instead of some Yankee PAC or special interest group in California.