Sasha Love Higgins

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A former Urban-County Council member has been sentenced to three years of probation, and three weeks of jail-time for her role in a payroll check scheme.


Former Urban County Second District Councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins faces up to two-years in prison after admitting to cashing bogus payroll checks at the hotel she used to manage.  On Friday, she pleaded guilty to two felonies and three misdemeanors.

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A Lexington city council member facing several felony indictments tendered her resignation Thursday.


Less than five months after taking office, 2nd District councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins is signaling she will probably resign the post. The political newcomer was indicted Tuesday on felony forgery and theft charges.


An Urban County Councilwoman has run into some substantial legal troubles. The Public Information officer for the Lexington Police Department says Sasha Love Higgins, who represents the city’s Second District, has been charged with second-degree forgery, theft by deception and identity theft.