Brown takes over for Longmeyer as deputy attorney general - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Brown takes over for Longmeyer as deputy attorney general

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Andy Beshear has hired another veteran of his father's administration to replace Tim Longmeyer, the former deputy attorney general who resigned and is now facing federal bribery charges.

Former Justice Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown will be the state's new deputy attorney general. Brown and Longmeyer both worked for former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear. Longmeyer was charged Friday of accepting kickbacks to steer state business to a private consulting firm. He had resigned on Wednesday for personal reasons.

Brown is a former district court judge and was the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet secretary for eight years under former Gov. Steve Beshear. A military veteran, Brown was also the first African-American chairman of the Louisville Bar Association.

In a news release, Andy Beshear called Brown a steadfast leader.

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