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Former Hodgenville Mayor, City Clerk accept plea deals

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The former mayor and city clerk of Hodgenville will now face jail time.

Attorneys say Terry Cruse and Madonna Hornback accepted plea deals Tuesday on charges of abusing public trust and theft.

Other charges pending against each were dropped as part of the plea agreements, said Cruse's attorney, Todd Lewis.

Prosecutors say the former leaders used Hodgenville city gas cards for their own benefit and pocketed travel reimbursement for miles they did not drive.

Cruise was impeached and Hornback was fired.

The plea deal calls for the two to pay back more than $16,000 in city funds and spend 30 days each in jail.

If a judge approves the deal, formal sentencing is set for March 19.

In March 2014, WDRB reported on several instances of receipts and surveillance video that appeared to support the charges.

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