A federal jury has found a Salyersville man guilty of vote-buying charges that stem from the 2010 general election in Magoffin County.
Randall E. Salyer, 54, was convicted on two counts of vote buying and acquitted on two other counts. Salyer was indicted on the charges in February.
During the two-day trial, evidence was presented that proved Salyer paid or offered to pay several individuals for their votes in November 2010. Witnesses testified that Salyer paid $100 to each voter who brought him their absentee ballot.
The general election was held in part to select a candidate for the office of the U.S. Senate which made the case eligible for federal prosecution.
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Salyer is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 9. He could face up to five years in prison.