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Judge-executive in tornado-ravaged Kentucky county indicted on mail fraud, theft charges
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 9, 2013 4:25 PM EST
The top elected official in an eastern Kentucky county devastated by a 2012 tornado has been indicted on charges of mail fraud, theft and conspiring to launder money.
One count stems from allegations Conley used his position to ensure PBTHNOJJ Construction received payments in excess of actual work to clean up storm debris.
An FBI spokeswoman says Conley was arrested at his West Liberty office Monday. Conley was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.
An attorney identified by Conley's office as his possible lawyer in the case did not immediately return a call.
Conley faces four counts of mail fraud, one theft-related count and a count of conspiring to launder money.