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Federal grand jury indicts 4 in Perry vote buying case

IVY BRASHEAR Staff Reporter

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LONDON Four people alleged to have been involved in a vote buying scheme during the May 18 primary election in Perry County have been indicted by a federal grand jury in London, Ky.
Pearl Combs, Jr., Michael Ray Combs, Lewis Cuz Baker and Charles Marvin Herald have all been charged with unlawfully paying or offering to pay for voting in an election held in part to select a candidate for an office seat in the United States Senate.
Pearl Combs, Jr. was charged with knowingly and willfully paying and offering to pay three individuals identified in the indictment as R.P., L.F., and J.W. for voting in the primary election.
Michael Ray Combs was charged with knowingly and willfully paying and offering to pay the individual identified as L.F. for voting in the primary election.
Charles Marvin Herald was charged with knowingly and willfully paying and offering to pay the individuals identified as L.F. and J.W. for voting in the primary election.
Lewis Cuz Baker was charged with knowingly and willfully paying and offering to pay the individuals identified as J.W. and M.H. for voting in the primary election.
Possible penalties are listed in the indictment as not more than five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, mandatory special assessment of $100 per count and restitution, if applicable.
The four are scheduled to appear in federal court in London on August 23 at 1 p.m. for an initial appearance and arraignment.

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