The former president of the Kentucky Democratic Party must report to jail next month on campaign finance charges, a federal judge ruled.
U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tattenhov ordered Jerry Lundergan to go to jail on November 30, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rejecting a 74-year-old guilty plea. Lexington The Herald-Leader reported Wednesday. He was allowed to remain free on request.
In September 2014, the judge sentenced Lundergan and political adviser Dale Emmons to more than $ 200,000 from a company in Lundergan for their daughter’s 2014 US Senate campaign. Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State from 2012 to 2020, lost to competition Republicans Its. Mitch McConnell
Van Tattenhoev sentenced Lundergan to 21 months in jail and $ 150,000 in July 2020.
Businessman and former state Representative Lawyer J. Guthrie True told the Herald-Leader that his clients will report to jail next month but continue their appeal to the US Supreme Court.
If the High Court accepts its case, Lundergan argues that applying the ban on corporate communications violated his First Amendment rights because he contributed to close family members.