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Former Rest Home Administrator Sentenced

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Updated: 2/23/2012 5:02 pm
A judge sentenced the former administrator of an eastern Kentucky rest home to 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay $340,000 in restitution Thursday.

70-year-old James F. Tackett plead guilty in fall of 2011 to theft, exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and income tax fraud. Tackett also admitted to using money intended for residents' care to buy cars for himself.

He was also sentenced to two years in federal prison on charges of Social Security theft last week. The former administrator was found to use the money from the Golden Years Rest Home for his own personal use.

According to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's officer, Tackett will be on probation for 10 years after his release from federal prison on a plea agreement.
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