Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Man pleads guilty to bribing voter in vote-fraud case

(AP) — A Magoffin County man has pleaded guilty to helping bribe a voter.

Scott Lynn McCarty has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and admitted that he aided and abetted the payment of a woman in a May 2014 primary. He will be sentenced in May and faces up to a year in prison.

McCarty says he went to the voting booth with the woman to make sure she voted for certain candidates. Afterward, he directed her to see a person who would pay her for voting.

McCarty is charged in another case in which he and four others are accused of conspiring to buy votes for two candidates in 2014. All those charged have pleaded not guilty in that case.