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Man charged in Derby ticket scam

    Police have charged an Oldham County magistrate in an alleged scam involving tickets to the Kentucky Derby.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A magistrate in a Louisville suburb has been charged in an alleged scam involving tickets to the Kentucky Derby.
Prosecutors say Oldham County magistrate Scott Davis was charged with attempted theft, failing to remit sales taxes and other offenses related to failing to deliver Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks tickets to five customers in May.
The Courier-Journal reports the charges were filed Monday in Clark County, Ind.
Jeremy Mull, a Clark County assistant prosecutor, says Davis is scheduled to appear June 21 for arraignment in Clark Superior Court. Mull says Davis will not be arrested.
An attorney for Davis, Thomas Clay, says Davis was a victim of a ticket scam. He says Davis paid for tickets that he didn't receive and had already sold.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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