Ex-Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer charged with bribery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) –  The former head of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet has been charged with bribery in an alleged contracting kickback scheme, according to a complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

Timothy M. Longmeyer, who resigned this week as a deputy attorney general, is accused of using his state position in the Personnel Cabinet to steer work to an unidentified company “in exchange for cash payments and conduit contribution checks made payable to certain political campaigns,” the complaint says.

Longmeyer did not immediately respond to a message left on his cell phone Friday afternoon. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

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