Former Monroe County Judge-Executive Wilbur Graves has been convicted in a federal vote-buying case.
Jurors found Graves guilty on a charge of conspiring to buy votes, but could not reach a decision on a charge that he personally paid a person to vote, according to a court document filed Friday.
The indictment in the case charged that Graves gave money to Wanda Moore, Ronald Muse and Gary "Meathead" Bartley to buy votes for Graves and others in the November 2006 election.
Moore testified that she paid about 140 people $40 to $60 apiece to buy votes, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney David J. Hale.
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Moore, Muse and Bartley pleaded guilty. They have not been sentenced.
Graves, a Republican, won his 2006 race but lost re-election last year.
He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced June 17 in federal court in Bowling Green.