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Judge Says Gov. Can’t Be Tried While in Office

From Times Wire Reports

Gov. Ernie Fletcher, criminally charged with rewarding political supporters with protected state jobs, cannot be tried while in office, a judge said as he rejected the governor’s motion to throw out the charges.

The ruling creates a legal limbo for Kentucky’s first Republican governor in three decades as he seeks a second term. Though Fletcher can’t be convicted, he can’t clear his name.


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