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This is a breaking story, it's on TV in Louisville but I haven't seen a news story on it yet anywhere.

I don't have the details yet either but I do know that GOP Governor for KY, Ernie Fletcher, has been indicted, presumably for his involvment in the merit hiring scandal.

For more information on that scandal specifically, go here.

More of the GOP culture of corruption.

I'll update when more details become available.

UPDATE: The charges are: Criminal Conspiracy, Official Misconduct and Violating the Prohibition against Political Discrimination. All three charges are misdemeanors.

UPDATE II: Here's a link to a more "official" announcement, though it contains little new information.

UPDATE III: Here's a link to a story with a little more meat in it, including the juicy details of the indictments.

Originally posted to democracy inaction on Thu May 11, 2006 at 01:47 PM PDT.

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