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Former airport executive director pleads guilty

A former Blue Grass Airport executive charged in connection with a spending scandal says he's guilty.

Former executive director Mike Gobb pleaded guilty in Fayette Circuit Court Friday morning.

Gobb, and three other airport executives were all charged after an investigation uncovered thousands of dollars of frivolous spending using airport funds.

As part of a plea deal, Gobb pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by deception for a five year sentence.

But it's unclear if the judge will sentence Gobb to five years for each count, or five years for both counts.

Gobb will be sentenced August 13.

He also owes upwards of $40,000 of restitution.

Gobb asked for, and received, a delayed court date. He's hoping to pay off the restitution before his formal sentencing.

Gobb was originally charged with nine counts of theft by deception.

The two counts he took the plea deal for were for incidents in 2007 and 2008.


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