A former Kentucky lawmaker who is serving a seven-year prison sentence plans to plead guilty in a separate fraud case.
Former state Rep. W. Keith Hall plans to plead guilty in a case in which he is accused of using fake documents to convince a customer he had insurance.
Hall’s attorney, Billy G. Slone, said in a court motion that Hall has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty.
Chief U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell scheduled a hearing for Hall on Thursday.
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Hall, 58, was already in prison for bribing a state inspector to overlook violations at his surface coal mines in Eastern Kentucky when a federal grand jury indicted him on new charges in November.
The new indictment said Hall was involved with a company that supplied water-treatment products to coal companies.
One customer required proof that vendors had liability and workers compensation insurance. Hall submitted fake documents to the company, the indictment charged.
Hall, a Democrat from Pike County, is charged with three counts of wire fraud, two counts of identify theft for allegedly using other people’s names in connection with fake documents, and one count of lying to an FBI agent investigating the case.
Hall is not scheduled to be released until June 2022 in the first case against him.