Four former high-ranking officials in Governor Fletcher’s administration were brought up on ethics charges on June 1, 2007, by the Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The charges stem from their alleged roles in the state hiring scandal.
The five-member panel approved ethics charges against Darrell Brock, James Adams, Basil Turbyfill and Robert Wilson Jr..
All four had been previously pardoned by Fletcher and two were fired.
Fletcher’s administration was investigated in 2005 for allegations that the governor’s political supporters were given protected state jobs based on their connections, instead of their qualification.
The commission’s action on June 1, essentially levies charges against former officials who face potential fines and public reprimand.
None of the men are still employed by the state.