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July 24, 2013

7 convicted of vote fraud seek release from prison

CORBIN — LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A former judge and six of his co-defendants whose vote-buying convictions were overturned have asked a federal judge to release them from prison while they await a new trial.

Former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and six other people say they should be free on bond after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that a judge mishandled portions of their case.

Former Clay County school superintendent Doug Adams did not sign on to the motion filed Monday. His attorneys expect to file a separate motion.

Prosecutors did not object to the request, which was not immediately ruled upon.

The charges stem from allegations that votes were paid for during the 2002, 2004 and 2006 elections.

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