Former Kentucky Democratic party leader ordered to prison in campaign finance case

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Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 4:56 PM EDT
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(Herald-Leader/WYMT) - Jerry Lundergan, the former head of the Kentucky Democratic Party, went to prison on Tuesday according to our news partners at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

A court upheld his conviction and rejected a motion to suspend the judgement.

Lundergan had previously been allowed to remain free as he appealed his conviction on federal campaign finance charges, but the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van upheld the conviction and turned down a motion to stay the judgment.

Lundergan, who owns a number of businesses in and around Lexington, had previously served as a state representative and served two terms as the chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party, becoming a force in Commonwealth politics.

He and veteran political consultant Dale Emmons were convicted in 2019 for conspiring to make more than $200,000 in contributions from one of Lundergan’s companies to the 2014 senate campaign of his daughter, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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