Tim Longmeyer

The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky says a lobbyist's conviction on bribery charges this week reinforces that public corruption will not be tolerated.

A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer to win contracts for some outside law firms.

Veteran Democratic political consultant Larry O'Bryan was given simple instructions: Meet lobbyist Jim Sullivan in a parking lot to pick up a $5,000 bribe and deliver it to a high-ranking state official to win favorable treatment in the complex government contracting process.

Josh James / WUKY

Federal prosecutors say a veteran Democratic consultant and lobbyist gave "Christmas presents" to a high-ranking state official as part of a pay-to-play scheme that "attempted to reach the highest levels of state government."

Josh James / WUKY

More than 90 U.S. Attorneys across the country are expected to step down in the coming months and years as a new party takes control of the White House. Among them will be Kerry Harvey, who has served in that position for Kentucky’s Eastern District since 2010.

Ethics Agency Fines Official $5,000 For Kickback Scheme

Nov 15, 2016

A former high-ranking Kentucky official who will soon begin serving prison time for bribery must also pay a $5,000 fine after settling 45 counts of ethics violations with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

Ex-Personnel Secretary Sentenced To 6 Years

Sep 29, 2016
Associated Press

A former high-ranking Kentucky official at the center of a kickback scheme has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.  Tim Longmeyer was sentenced to 70 months on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell.

Beshear Appoints Special Prosecutor For Longmeyer Case

May 13, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the case against his former deputy.

Associated Press

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a former U.S. marshal to aid an investigation into what he says are potential illegal practices of former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.

Ex-Kentucky Personnel Secretary Pleads Guilty To Kickbacks

Apr 19, 2016
LRC Public Information

A former high-ranking state official whose criminal charges were an embarrassment for Kentucky's former governor and current attorney general has pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.