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Former Kentucky lawmaker faces new federal charges

November 17, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky lawmaker sent to prison for a bribery scheme is facing new charges.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ex-state Rep. Keith Hall was indicted on federal charges of using fake documents to convince a customer he had insurance so he could keep a contract. Hall faces up to 20 years in prison on the most serious of the new charges.

The 58-year-old Hall is serving a seven-year prison sentence for a 2015 conviction for bribing an inspector to overlook violations at his surface coal mines.

Hall now is accused of giving fake certificates showing a Pike County company had insurance. The grand jury Thursday charged Hall with three counts of wire fraud.

Hall was a longtime lawmaker until his re-election defeat in 2014.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Hall.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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