Guilty Plea by a Former Breathitt School Official

Jul 25, 2012

A former Kentucky school administrator has entered a guilty plea for his role in a vote buying scheme.  The plea came from former Breathitt County Schools Superintendent Arch Turner.  The charges against Turner were the result of a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Office and the FBI.  The 66 year old Turner pled guilty in federal court to conspiracy to buy votes and admitted that during the spring of 2010 he provided money to individuals to buy votes for candidates.

  Turner acknowledged he distributed the money at a meeting he arranged with a group of people.  A total of eleven people have entered guilty pleas or been convicted in federal court of vote buying tied to Breathitt County’s 2010 Primary Election.  Arch Turner is scheduled to appear for sentencing on October 24th.