Sunday, November 22, 2015

4 charged in alleged vote-buying scheme

(AP) — An eastern Kentucky official and three others have been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged vote-buying scheme.

A federal grand jury has charged a Magoffin County candidate for magistrate with buying votes in 2014.

Gary "Rooster" Risner won the election and is a member of the county fiscal court. He was indicted along with his wife, Tami Jo Risner; Mason Daniels; and Scott Lynn McCarty. All four are charged with conspiracy.

In addition, Gary Risner was indicted on eight charges of paying people for their vote in either the May or November 2014 elections.