Morgan County Judge Executive Guilty Fraud Plea Expected

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The Morgan County judge executive accused of bid rigging may have had a change of heart.

Tim Conley is scheduled for re-arraignment to change his plea to guilty Tuesday at 2 p.m.

His charge was listed as one count of mail fraud.  According to officials, he is accused of picking a construction company in exchange for kickbacks.

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He had initially pleaded not guilty for rigging construction bids in favor of Kenneth Gambrill’s company.

Gambrill and his wife, Ruth, pleaded guilty back in July.

Conley has stayed in office, though he has been under a relaxed house arrest.  He has not been allowed to come to work or have contact with other county employees.

Because it is a fraud case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said there could be jail time attached.  In sentencing, a motion could be filed asking him to resign or temporarily step down.