Morgan County Judge Executive pleads not guilty to federal charges
Morgan County Judge Executive Tim Conley pleaded not guilty to federal fraud on Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Conley was released from custody under house arrest restrictions. Magistrate Judge Robert Wier also ruled that Conley would have to report to probation officers regularly. Conley also may not leave the eastern half of Kentucky. Wier said that Judge Conley could continue working for the Morgan County government, but that he was prohibited from having any contact with any county employee. Conley was arrested on Monday, after an investigation by the FBI. He is accused of accepting bribes from a Salyersville construction company in exchange for construction contracts in Morgan County. A trial date was set for February 4th in Frankfort.