Federal Judge Rules that Commonwealth Attorney Gary Gregory and Circuit Judge Oscar House “took part in vote fraud” in Clay County. They were not indicted.

March 11, 2010

In an unusual evidentiary ruling U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves made a finding in the criminal trial of Clay County officials on vote-buying charges, that identified eight non-indicted individuals who “…took part in vote fraud” reported the Lexington Herald-Leader. 

None of the named individuals have been charged with any crime and are not on trial. The judge made the finding in ruling on whether certain evidence could be admitted. The finding was based on a level of evidence lower than that needed to convict someone in a criminal trial.

Judge Reeves was quoted as saying those involved in election fraud included Circuit Judge Oscar Gayle House; Judge-Executive Carl “Crawdad” Sizemore; Commonwealth’s Attorney Gary Gregory; former state Rep. Barbara Colter and current state Rep. Tim Couch, a Hyden Republican who defeated Colter; former Jailer Charles Marcum; former Sheriff Edd Jordan, who is running for re-election; Manchester attorneys Yancey White and Carl Anthony Short; and Roy Morgan, a former magistrate influential in politics

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