Grand jury indicts Pike County man on election fraud

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - A Pike County man has been indicted on multiple charges of election fraud in connection with the recent statewide primary.

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that a Franklin County grand jury has charged Keith Justice, 50, of Pikeville with four counts of intimidating an election officer and one count of interfering with an election involving a precinct in Pike County on May 17, 2016.

The investigation began after a complaint was filed by the Pike County Clerk's office.

“The Attorney General is responsible for investigating and prosecuting election law violations,” Beshear said. “We take seriously our duty to ensure honest and fair elections for all Kentuckians.”

Justice is facing up to five years in prison for each felony charge.