A federal appeals court has upheld the sentence of a former eastern Kentucky school superintendent
A federal appeals court has upheld a two-year prison sentence and 250,000 fine for a former eastern Kentucky school superintendent, who had previously pled guilty in a vote buying case during the 2010 primary election. Arch Turner was in charge of the Breathitt County school system from 2005 through 2012 when he was charged. Turner pleaded guilty in 2012 to distributing money to others to buy votes for candidates he supported in local races. The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Turner's socio-economic status had not been taken into consideration when he was sentenced. Turner is currently serving time in a federal prison in Indiana.