LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former public official and two business owners whose convictions were overturned in a federal vote-buying case plan to plead guilty.
Attorneys for one-time Clay-County Magistrate Stanley Bowling and former garbage-hauling business owners Bart and Debra Morris have filed motions saying the three will plead guilty to a charge they took part in a conspiracy to control local politics by means of vote fraud.
No date has been set for the re-arraignments.
The three were among eight Clay County residents convicted in 2010.
Earlier this year, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned their convictions after concluding that the trial judge allowed prosecutors to present evidence that was inadmissible.
The others charged in the case are scheduled for trial later this year.
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