LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Bardstown City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to send its investigation into former Mayor John Royalty to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.

The investigation will then be reviewed to see if criminal charges are warranted.

The city council's investigation revealed back in March that Royalty abused his power and violated privacy laws in an attempted to ruin the reputation of councilwoman Keshia Copeland before last year's election. Royalty has previously called the investigation a "witch hunt."

Royalty was then voted out of office last month.

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