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Wed December 23, 2009
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Former Kentucky Lt. Gov. Steve Henry admits his failed 2007 gubernatorial campaign violated several campaign finance laws, but not knowingly. As part of a plea agreement, Henry was fined $500 and sentenced to 12-months in jail, conditionally discharged for two years. Henry admits his campaign made mistakes, including using computers bought for his U.S. Senate exploratory campaign.
"I found out about it at the time that we were being questioned in the commonwealth attorneys office and I can still remember the very poignant pain in my stomach when I saw that."
Henry also agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty to settle the case. When asked if he intends to run again for political office, Henry told reporters he is "not available."