A former Perry County circuit clerk has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a vote-buying case.
Chester Jones, who also served a term as state representative, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in London.
U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ordered Jones to report to prison July 13.
Jones pleaded guilty to mailing false campaign-spending information to Frankfort to try to cover up a vote-buying scheme in the November 2008 election.
Jones admitted he took $7,500 that was supposed to be used in efforts to boost voter turnout and instead bought votes with it.
At the time, Jones was chairman of the county Democratic Party executive committee and was running for a seat on the county school board.
Sherman Neace, a former county judge-executive, was charged with Jones. Neace was running for magistrate in November 2008. Both men lost in the election.
Neace pleaded guilty and was sentenced in March to three years probation, with the first six months on home incarceration.
In 2000, after leaving office, Neace was sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling the county used cars at inflated prices during the time he was judge-executive.