Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Morgan County leader pleads guilty to kickbacks

Morgan County Judge Executive Tim Conley pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a charge of mail fraud.

Conley admitted to his role in a kickback scheme with a Salyersville construction company between 2009 and 2013.

He fought back tears in the wake of a deadly tornado that ravaged Morgan County in 2012.

He broke down again in federal court Tuesday, as he admitted to taking more than $100,000 in illegal kickbacks from a bridge contractor.

Conley is set to be sentenced December 2nd.

He could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.