Former judge's law license suspended

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The law license of a former judge from
eastern Kentucky has been suspended in the wake of his conviction
in a vote fraud case.

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday barred R. Cletus Maricle
of Manchester from practicing law pending further order of the
court. A federal jury convicted Maricle in March on five counts
related to a vote fraud scheme in Clay County.

Seven other people were also found guilty in what prosecutors
called a conspiracy to buy and steal votes to gain power, jobs and

Sentencing for Maricle and his co-defendants is set for August.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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