9 charged with vote-buying conspiracy in KY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Nine people in eastern Kentucky have been charged with conspiracy to buy votes in the 2010 election.

A federal grand jury in Lexington charged 47-year-old Michael
Salyers with seven counts of vote buying, while 61-year-old Naomi
Johnson and 61-year-old Jackie Jennings are charged with two
vote-buying counts; 44-year-old Earl Young was charged with one
vote-buying count.

A second indictment charges 43-year-old Paula Jean Noble with
five counts of vote buying; 50-year-old Joseph Strong with three
vote-buying counts; and 53-year-old Richard L. Turner with two
vote-buying counts. Charged with one vote-buying count each were
53-year-old George Daniel Strong and 37-year-old Woodrow Glenn
Burton.

Eight defendants are from Breathitt County. Turner is from
Owsley County.

Court files did not list attorneys for any of the nine as of
Friday afternoon.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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