Convictions Overturned

Local/Regional News
7:22 am
Tue July 23, 2013

7 Convicted Of Vote Fraud Seek Release From Prison

LONDON, Ky. -- A former judge and six of his co-defendants whose vote-buying convictions were overturned have asked a federal judge to release them from prison while they await a new trial.

Former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and six other people say they should be free on bond after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that a judge mishandled portions of their case.

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Local/Regional News
10:55 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Court Overturns Convictions In Vote Fraud Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A federal appeals court has overturned the convictions of eight southeastern Kentucky people sent to prison for taking part in what prosecutors described as a massive vote buying scheme.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ordered new trials for former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle, former school superintendent Doug Adams and six other defendants.

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