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Ky. Supreme Court Justice's Son Resigns Court Job

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The son of a Kentucky Supreme Court Justice resigned after a newspaper began investigating his promotion by the court system despite a pending felony drug charge in Virginia.

Andrew Scott resigned Friday from his job at the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts where he monitored accused criminals who are out of jail on bond awaiting trial. His father is Justice Will T. Scott.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Andrew Scott had been promoted in January to a supervisory position, just a month after taking a plea deal after being charged with an accommodation sale of amphetamine, a controlled substance.

Justice Will Scott has denied any involvement in his son's hiring and promotion. Court spokeswoman Leigh Anne Hiatt said they do not automatically fire employees who are accused of criminal offenses and noted that Scott's case is not final.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

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AP-NY-11-08-08 1247EST


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