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Former Estill County judge-executive pleads guilty to abuse of public trust

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 14:38:14-04

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Estill County's former judge-executive was in court Friday where he pleaded guilty to the theft of $38,000 in funds from the county.

Wallace Taylor served for 15 years as judge-executive.

The state attorney general confirmed Taylor pleaded guilty to abuse of public trust.

Officials said Taylor was sentenced to a term of three years and diverted to a period of five years.

Investigators say Taylor wrote and cashed checks made out to himself using the county's money.