LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A one-time county attorney from northeastern Kentucky has been disbarred because of his role in a vote buying scheme during the 2006 election.
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former Bath County Attorney Donald A. Maze is ineligible to practice law in the state.
Maze served 21 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in 2007 to paying five voters to cast ballots for him as he sought to return to the county attorney's job in 2006. Prior to that, Maze served three terms as Bath County Attorney before losing re-election in 2002.
Since being released from prison, Maze has worked at a job selling cars.
Justice Will T. Scott filed a rare dissent. Scott said Maze should have been suspended for five years.