Four former Clay officials are sentenced to time served in election-fraud case

ClayCountyKentuckyOfficialsArrested_SentencedFour former Clay County officials who pleaded guilty in a wide-ranging federal election-fraud case were sentenced to the time they’ve already spent in prison during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

Three of the defendants will be placed on home incarceration for 100 days, and all four will be on supervised release for two years and must complete 200 hours of public service, U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell ruled.

The four are former Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle; former school superintendent Doug Adams; former county clerk Freddy W. Thompson, and William Stivers, a former county election officer.

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