2009 Spending Scandal

Business Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- An investigation is underway, but foul play is not suspected in the death of former Blue Grass Airport Director Michael Gobb whose body was discovered in his apartment on Wednesday. 

Gobb stepped down as director of the airport in 2009, following a spending scandal.

He later pled guilty to theft by deception, but was sentenced to probation.

Gobb’s current employer Alan Stein told WKYT TV that he hired Gobb a year and a half ago as a sales executive, to give him a second chance after the scandal.