Report: Pawn in kickback scheme involving former Personnel Cabinet secretary gets two-year sentence

07/08/2017 04:20 PM

A former employee of MC Squared Consulting will serve two years for his role in a kickback scheme that involved his employer, former Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer and Democratic political consultant Larry O’Bryan, “the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.”: http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article160244134.html

The newspaper reported Friday that Myron Harrod, who worked for Sam McIntosh at MC Squared from 2014 through 2015, had a minor role in the scheme, picking up cash at the bank that McIntosh later gave to Longmeyer. Harrod must report to prison by 2 p.m. Sept. 13.

Longmeyer, who also served as deputy attorney general before his indictment last year, is serving a 70-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges, admitting that he used his position as cabinet secretary to steer work from Humana and Anthem to MC Squared and accepted $203,500 in exchange. That’s the amount he owes in restitution as well.

Some of that money made its way to political campaigns for former Attorney General Jack Conway, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2015, and first-term Attorney General Andy Beshear. Prosecutors have said neither Conway nor Beshear were aware of the illicit contributions.

The Herald-Leader reports that McIntosh admitted to getting $1.29 million from Humana work, funneling $854,701 in payments to Longmeyer and O’Bryan.

McIntosh was sentenced to 65 months in prison and O’Bryan 60 months, with both also ordered to pay restitution, according to the newspaper.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

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