State Employee Indictments

The indictments keep coming for members of Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher’s administration.

A special grand jury in Frankfort indicted three administration officials on misdemeanor charges related to hiring practices.

Five members of Fletcher’s team have now been indicted as the result of an ongoing investigation led by Gttorney General Greg Stumbo.

The investigation into the hiring practices began after a state employee in the transportation cabinet came forward with documents and e-mails alleging politics in hiring for state jobs.

Wednesday's indictments were handed down against Fletcher’s deputy chief of staff, Dick Murgatroyd, and transportation officials Dan Druen and Cory Meadows.

All of the violations carry the same penalty of 30 days to six months in jail. Those convicted would also be ineligible to hold a state job for five years.

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