BREAKING : Three of four defendants in former Martin Mayor vote buying case found guilty
A jury in US District Court in Pikeville has reached a verdict in the vote-buying case of former Martin Mayor Ruth "Thomasine" Robinson, James "Red" Robinson, James Steven Robinson and Johnny T. Moore. Three of the four on trial have been found guilty on various counts in the case. The former Mayor Ruth "Thomasine" Robinson was found guilty on all counts that included payment or offer of payment for votes and civil rights conspiracy. James "Red" Robinson was also found guilty on all charges involving payment or offer of payment for votes and civil rights conspiracy. James Steven Robinson was found guilty on all counts except count seven of the indictment on which his was acquitted on count seven. The fourth defendant in the case, Johnny Moore was acquitted on all charges. Officials with the US District Court in Pikeville tell Q95 news that James Red Robinson and James Steven Robinson were taken into custody and Ruth "Thomasine" Robinson remains free on bond until sentencing which is set for September 9th in US District Court in Pikeville. The trial involved the defendants being charged with conspiring to intimidate voters during the November 2012 general election. Robinson was seeking re-election as Martin Mayor. Robinson came up three votes short in her bid for another term as the city Mayor.