Franklin County superintendent indicted on bribery charge

Posted at 4:34 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 16:34:46-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Frankfort State Journal) — The superintendent of Franklin County Schools has been indicted on a charge of attempted bribery of a public servant.

The Frankfort State Journal reports that Mark Kopp, 48, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Tuesday on a class A misdemeanor.

Kopp would not comment on the indictment.

Specifics of the incident were not included in the indictment other than to say that Kopp, "intentionally engaged in conduct which would constitute the crime of Bribery of a Public Servant if the attendant circumstances were as he believed them to be, or, intentionally did or omitted to do anything which, under the circumstances as he believed them to be, is a substantial step in a course of conduct planned to culminate in his commission of the crime."

The maximum punishment for this offense is 12 months in jail and a $500 fine.