Former State Official Assessed Ethics Fine

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/21 5:20 pm
From the Associated Press:

A former state representative and member of Gov. Steve Beshear's cabinet has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine for pressuring state employees to donate to the governor's re-election campaign.

Charles Geveden Sr. acknowledged he used his influence as deputy secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to access private telephone numbers for state workers, according to a settlement agreement. Geveden acknowledged he called those workers and told them a specific dollar amount they had to donate to Beshear's 2011 campaign.

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission filed civil charges against Geveden in January 2013. The case was scheduled for a public hearing before Geveden's attorney began negotiating a settlement, according to John Steffen, the commission's executive director.

Last year, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway declined to prosecute Geveden on criminal charges.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
Share
Most Popular
9-Month Lexington Police Drug Investigation Nets 55 Arrests
Lexington police announce the end of "Operation Transformation." The investigation focused on drug sales in Lexington's east-end. Video Video
Deputies: Mother Left Child With Strangers Before Smoking Crack
Deputies say a woman asked strangers to watch her child while she went off and smoked crack.
2014 36 Blitz: Mason Co. Royals
A look at tradition in Maysville and what it means to this season's team. Video Video
5 Kentucky, Tennessee schools on list
Two Tennessee universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges To Work For."
9-Year-Old Gives His 3-Year-Old Brother The Gift Of Life With A Bone Marrow Transplant
A fourth grader in Garrard County has had a life-saving summer. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.