PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A former Kentucky lawmaker sent to prison for a bribery scheme has pleaded guilty to identity theft.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ex-state Representative Keith Hall of Pikeville entered into a plea agreement Thursday that recommends a two-year sentence on the federal count. According to court documents, prosecutors will move at sentencing to dismiss five other charges.
Hall was accused of using fake documents to convince a customer he had insurance so he could keep a contract.
He is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for a 2015 conviction for bribing an inspector to overlook violations at his surface coal mines.
Sentencing on the identity theft charge was set for May 24.
Hall was a longtime lawmaker until his re-election defeat in 2014.