Former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher received more than $90,000 in cash gifts to help pay his legal expenses from an investigation on his administration's hiring practices.
Fletcher was indicted on charges of violating state law by rewarding Republicans with protected state jobs at the expense of Democrats.
The charges were eventually dropped in a settlement.
More than half of the nearly $100,000 came from two couples.
Robbie and Lisa Rudolph gave $24,000 and Don and Mira Ball matched that same amount.
Rudolph was Fletcher's running mate in the governor's race in 2007.
Fletcher appointed Mira Ball to the Board of Trustees for the University of Kentucky.