Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jury Finds Former Martin Mayor and daughter Guilty

A former Eastern Kentucky mayor is now a convicted felon.

A federal jury has found former Martin mayor Thomasine Robinson guilty of scheming to defraud the Social Security Administration and misusing government money.

Robinson, 69, faces several years in prison after being found guilty on eight counts, including theft of social security disability benefits during her time as mayor of the Floyd County city.

The jury also convicted Robinson's daughter, Christine Whicker, 42, on the same charges.

All charges were dropped against city bookkeeper Ethel Clouse.

Robinson and Whicker are scheduled to be sentenced July 9.

Another former city employee, Ginger Michelle Halbert, pleaded guilty last week to one charge of theft of government money. She is set to be sentenced July 6.