Jerry Lundergan to appear before a judge September 13

09/04/2018 01:32 PM

FRANKFORT, KY – Jerry Lundergan, the father of Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will be arraigned in Federal Court in Lexington on September 14.


A Federal Grand Jury indicted Lundergan and Dale Emmons Friday. Emmons is a Democratic campaign strategist who worked on Alison Lundergan Grimes’ failed Senate campaign in 2014. Lundergan is facing 10 charges, Emmons 6. Those include, conspiracy to defraud the United States, unlawful campaign contributions, making false statements, and falsification of records or documents.
The indictment alleges Lundergan used money from a company he owned, S.R. Holding Company Inc., to pay for consultants and vendors for Alison Lundergan Grimes’ 2014 senatorial campaign. Court filings referenced in the indictement calculate the amount paid to be $194,270.39 over time. Of that, the government’s indictment says $119,145.45 went to Emmons, who then is accused of funneling $38,603.80 to different vendors. Alison Lundergan Grimes is not named in the indictment and court filings say Jerry Lundergan hid his alleged activity from the campaign. The indictment says, that in turn caused the campaign to unknowingly file false reports to the Federal Elections Commission. Along with prosecutors from the Eastern District of Kentucky- where this case is happening, Tuesday an attorney from the Department of Justice’s Office of Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. signed on to help try this case.

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