Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway appointed a special prosecutor Friday to review a criminal complaint filed against Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King over $135,000 he gave his daughter during her 2008 judicial campaign.
Conway asked Shelby County Attorney Hart Megibben to l ook into the complaint against King and his daughter, Katie King, and decide if further investigation is warranted.
The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance ruled last week that the Kings had made a “non-knowing” violation of state campaign finance laws. Katie King won her race and is now a Jefferson district judge.
This week the Kings began mediation sessions with the registry over potential fines and the wording of the final disposition of the case.
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