Judge Allowed To Return Home Until Trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge says a longtime
Appalachian judge charged in an alleged election-rigging scheme can
be released from jail on home incarceration until his trial.

Former circuit judge Russell Cletus Maricle was among several
people indicted in March on charges of trying to rig elections in
Clay County. Maricle has been held in the Pulaski County jail.

U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves ruled Thursday that Maricle can
return home but will have strict conditions. Reeves says Maricle
can only leave home for medical treatment, to meet with his
attorney and for court appearances. He can't receive any visitors
at home except for relatives, clergy, his attorney, probation
officers and health-care workers. Maricle has to maintain a log of
all visitors.

A Sept. 14 trial is set for Maricle and other defendants in the
case.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by William Location: seky on May 16, 2009 at 05:08 PM
    How many people are still in jail that this judge sent? Ummmm sad.the Government needs to look back and see and release some of these poor pesants from manchester that was falsely inprisoned on hyped up radical charges of the imagenation when something like this happens the people we put in power is rotton its like a bus wreck where the driver did it on a pourpose...release some of the people he sent to jail if he is proven to be a crinimal judge...what good was his judgements they was not for justice but for other reasons...so it must be that some innocent people are still in jail that went before him.
  • by j l Location: manchester on May 15, 2009 at 08:40 PM
    Hay! maybe he's coropating with the gov. ever tkank of that. In order to get bigger fish, you have to have a big minnow. How about that?
  • by Mary Location: Cincinnati on May 15, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    The judge should have been out of jail weeks and weeks ago. He's done more for the people of Clay County than anyone I know. He's a good decent man being railroaded by those he wouldn't cater too.
  • by Bill on May 15, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    All Eastern ky elections are rigged,or won by intimidtion.If you don't vote right you don't keep your job.!!Its the Democrat way and has been for at least 50 years.
  • by Truth Sayer Location: Manchester on May 14, 2009 at 06:04 PM
    It about time on the crappy evidence they have
  • by madinleslie Location: leslie county on May 14, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    I think this is a crock, I guess this goes to show where his trial is going. He doesn't deserve any better than what he gave to the people that came in front of him. He showed no mercy to them. I think he should go to jail, with the same people he convicted with no compassion.

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