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Prosecutors Want New Evidence Admitted In Case Against Lundergan Grimes’ Father

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 05:07:19-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Federal prosecutors are trying to introduce evidence claiming that the father of Alison Lundergan Grimes made illegal contributions both times she ran for secretary of state.

Jerry Lundgergan is already facing federal charges that he paid for consultants in his daughter’s run against Senator Mitch McConnell using money from Lundergan’s company.

Now, federal prosecutors working on that case want the judge to admit evidence that Lundergan did the same for her state campaigns in 2011 and 2015.

Since Lundergan has not been charged with that here in Kentucky, his attorneys say jurors in his federal trial shouldn’t see that evidence.

Lundergan denies any wrongdoing.