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Eastern Ky. sheriff accused of mismanagement arrests county's judge-executive, treasurer
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:21 PM EST
An eastern Kentucky sheriff accused of financial mismanagement has arrested his county's judge-executive and treasurer on corruption charges.
The sheriff and the local fiscal court have been at odds since Peyman took office in 2011.
Jackson County Detention Center administrator Dorsey Creech says both officials were held in the jail for a couple of hours before being released on their own recognizance.
The sheriff charged both officials with tampering with public records, forgery, falsifying business records, abuse of a public trust and engaging in organized crime. Their arraignment is set for Feb. 3.
Phone calls and emails seeking comments from Smith, Sallee and Peyman were not immediately returned.