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Kentucky State Representative Ben Waide indicted on campaign finance charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced an indictment of Kentucky State Representative Ben Waide (R-District 10) Tuesday.

A Franklin County grand jury returned a two-count felony indictment Tuesday morning concerning alleged violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws.

The indictment accuses Waide of knowingly accepting contributions from a corporation and using misusing campaign funds.

Waide is accused of violating both KRS 121.150(20) and KRS 121.175.

The charges stem from an investigation launched by the Attorney General’s office into Waide’s 2010 campaign for state representative.

This January, shareholders with Liberty Rehabilitation filed a complaint with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. According to the complaint, Waide is accused of accepting about $10,000 in campaign contributions from the Madisonville company where he is a partner.

He is also accused of submitting about $6,000 in receipts to his campaign fund for reimbursement of non-existent expenses.

Waide is scheduled for arraignment on August 29 at 9 a.m. in Franklin Circuit Court.

The felony charges against Waide carry separate penalties of one to five years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

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