Three sentenced in vote-buying conspiracy

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced three eastern Kentucky residents for their roles in a vote-buying conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced 61-year-old Naomi Johnson and 44-year-old Earl Young to four months for conspiring to buy votes and vote buying in the May 2010 primary election in Breathitt County. Also sentenced Thursday was 62-year-old Jackie Jennings, to two months for vote buying and conspiracy. All three are from Jackson.

The U.S. attorney's office says Caldwell also ordered each defendant to serve 120 hours of community service.

Johnson and Young were found guilty at a trial in April, while Jennings pleaded guilty the first day of trial.

A total of 11 people have pleaded guilty or been convicted of charges related to buying votes in the 2010 Breathitt County primary.
 

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