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SHERIFF-COUNTY FIGHT
Judge drops charges against Jackson judge-executive, treasurer; prosecutor cites no evidence

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, February 6, 2014 7:06 PM EST
McKEE, Ky.


An eastern Kentucky judge has dismissed charges against Jackson County Judge-Executive William O. Smith and county Treasurer Beth Sallee.

The Lexington Herald-Leader said special prosecutor Jackie Steele asked District Judge Renee Muncy to dismiss the charges Thursday, citing lack of evidence.

Sheriff Denny Peyman, who arrested Smith and Sallee last month, said he plans to ask a grand jury to reinstate the charges, which Peyman said were based on findings from a 2011 audit.

Sharon Allen, a lawyer for Smith and Sallee, said the defense was aware all along there was no evidence to back up the charges, which included tampering with public records, forgery and falsifying business records.

A state audit last year found that Peyman's office had a deficit of $112,889 in 2012, and the county's fiscal court took control of the office's budget.

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com










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