Skip to comments.BREAKING: Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) indicted
Posted on 05/11/2006 1:43:19 PM PDT by Republican WildcatEdited on 05/11/2006 1:58:13 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Governor Fletcher indicted
04:43 PM EDT on Thursday, May 11, 2006
By K. ALISON BROTZGE / WHAS11.com
Governor Ernie Fletcher has been indicted by the Merit Hiring Grand Jury on charges of conspicacy to commit politcal discrimination. This is culmination of months of investigation by the Attorney General, Greg Stumbo and a blanket pardon from Governor Fletcher. It should be noted that the pardon does not include the governor.
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From The Associated Press:
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Ernie Fletcher was indicted on misdemeanor charges Thursday by a special grand jury investigating state hiring practices.
Fletcher was charged with criminal conspiracy, official misconduct, and violating the prohibition against political discrimination.
The grand jury also handed down 14 sealed indictments.
(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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Frankfort, KY (AP) - Governor Ernie Fletcher has been indicted on misdemeanor charges today by a special grand jury investigating state hiring practices.
Fletcher is charged with criminal conspiracy, official misconduct, and violating the prohibition against political discrimination.
The grand jury also handed down 14 sealed indictments.
A Fletcher spokesman says the governor's office would release a statement later.
So far, 13 current and former administration officials and associates have been indicted on various misdemeanor charges stemming from the probe.
Fletcher was scheduled to appear at King's Daughters Heart and Vascular Center in Ashland for an event at 5 p.m. EDT today.
We know a grand jury will indict anything with very little proof, but the nature of the charge itself seems a peculiar law.
What if the Dems won a national election, and the red states refused to obey?
And Hillary still walks free.
I guess when you fail to get elected you go to your former court appointed judges to get approval for a "formal arrest"....
Time to tell the judge that he/she is not above the law and arrest the judge for abuse of power, throw the person in jail with Bubba or Mary and go on about business.
People with discriminating tastes vote Republican.
Your daddy was right. In eastern KY during the depression era the politicians and coal company officials were almost the only people there who managed to get by alright. For instance, if a man or woman could win a race for the local school board many of his or her family members could get jobs doing something at or around the school. The same thing applied to some degree to other political offices and government facilities, but the school positions were particularly useful for that purpose. With so many of the mines closed and no other industry in the region it was a matter of survival of the cleverest and most ruthless.
My wife's family was involved in politics in eastern KY during that time. One of her uncles served a short sentence for killing a rival politician on election day at the polling place. He happened to be a member of the "right" party faction at the time, so he got off with practically a slap on the wrist. The family had managed to get a sister elected to the school board at the last election, and the other candidate was of course a threat to their meal ticket. The killing was in self defense according to the family, but I think there was more to it than that since the other man wasn't armed.
I haven't visited down there since the last family funeral in the 1980s, but I understand that the old ways are fading away fast in those mountains now and prosperity has arrived at last. That's kinda sad in a way I guess, that was a unique part of America at one time and according to my wife not a bad place to grow up in spite of all it's many problems. But as "they" say, you can't stop progress. At least you can't if you count Walmart Super Centers, quarter-mile long strip malls, and fast food joints on every corner as progress.
Do we have another display of prosecutorial malfeasance on display by a Rat?
I think it's a "Weakest Link" type question.
What in God's name is that supposed to mean?!?
Republicans HAVE to hire democrat spys now? Who is this judge, anyway?
Do democrats really have to dig this hard to find a "guilty" Republican? They actually have to charge them for not hiring democrats because that's all they can find? How gay is that? I suppose Kennedy, Hillary, and Kerry hire hard core Republican Conservatives to work for them all the time (NOT!)
OK Kentucky FReepers. Start checking to MAKE SURE democrats are hiring Conservative Republicans. I'll bet you won't find even one democrat doing it!
Gregory D. Stumbo is Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (2003 present). He previously served in the Kentucky House of Representatives for twelve terms. Stumbo was Kentucky's longest-serving House Majority Floor Leade(1980 2003) and as Majority Leader in the House (1985 2003). Stumbo is a member of the Democratic party.
One minute you are putting a flower blanket on a racehorse, next minute you are putting a blanket on your jail cell bunk. Maybe too much bourbon.
There. Now we have the whole story.
The governor would not cave to the democrat party, so the dictators in black were sent out to do him in.
A Republican governor did not hire democrat spies.
The democrat judge indicted him for political discrimination.
I kid you not.
As usual, the fanatics on the Left can't abide by the will of the people of Kentucky.
Impeach the bastard. Now.