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A Lexington consultant has pleaded guilty to bribery and mail fraud charges related to an investigation that resulted in a guilty plea by former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer last year. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has released a report alleging “endemic” coercion of state employees to make campaign contributions under former Gov. Steve Beshear.

The investigation is based on interviews with 16 political appointees — who remained anonymous — claiming that officials pressured them into make contributions to Democratic political candidates, primarily to the campaigns of gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway and Attorney General Andy Beshear.

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Former Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer has pleaded guilty to a state felony charge related to a kickback scheme. The Courier-Journal reports that Longmeyer pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of misuse of confidential information.

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A former high-ranking Kentucky official who will soon begin serving prison time for bribery must also pay a $5,000 fine after settling 45 counts of ethics violations with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

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Former Personnel Cabinet secretary Tim Longmeyer has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for federal bribery charges. He will also have to pay $203,500 in restitution.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear still hasn’t returned contributions to his campaign account that came from Tim Longmeyer, a state Democratic Party insider who admitted to bribery charges earlier this year.

A former high-ranking Kentucky official is due in court for sentencing on his bribery conviction.

Tim Longmeyer pleaded guilty in April to using his influence as head of Kentucky's Personnel Cabinet to steer contracts to a public relations firm in 2014 and 2015. Longmeyer admitted to receiving more than $200,000 in kickbacks.

Longmeyer's sentencing is set for Thursday afternoon in federal court in Lexington.

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Tim Longmeyer, a former state official who pled guilty to taking bribes, has requested a delay on his sentencing hearing scheduled for August 18.

The prosecutor assigned to the case, Asst. U.S. Attorney Andrew Boone, has also requested a delay, citing a scheduling conflict.

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Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the case against his former deputy.

Former Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge last month. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says a former top deputy in his office will face state charges. Tim Longmeyer has already pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.

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