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2:31 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Eastern Kentucky Judge-Executive to Plead Guilty in Corruption Case

Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley
Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley
Credit Kentucky County Judge-Executive Association

The judge-executive of Morgan County will plead guilty later this month in a federal corruption case. 

An attorney for Tim Conley told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the Morgan County judge-executive will plead guilty to one federal charge of mail fraud. 

Conley is charged with taking part in a scheme to award contracts to a Magoffin County construction company in return for kickbacks.  The company, owned by Kenneth Gambill, received contracts to repair roads and bridges damaged from a deadly tornado in West Liberty two years ago. 

Gambill and his wife already pleaded guilty to their role in the scheme and will be sentenced in November.  Conley is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in federal court in Frankfort on August 26th.