LEXINGTON, Ky. - A former eastern Kentucky school superintendent intends to plead guilty in a federal vote-buying case.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that an attorney for one-time Breathitt County school chief Arch Turner filed a motion in federal court Thursday requesting a hearing date for Turner to change his plea.
Turner is charged with being part of a scheme to buy votes in the May 2010 primary in the county.
The charges against him are that he tried to improperly influence a witness; conspired to buy votes; provided cash to buy votes; got a witness to lie; and lied himself to an FBI agent investigating the scheme.
Turner resigned in May.
Ten others have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of taking part in vote-buying in the same election.
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