The special prosecutor in the statehouse corruption probe will remain on the case.
First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe will continue on as a special prosecutor in the Statehouse corruption probe following a judge’s ruling Friday. Indicted State Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, and his father questioned the legitimacy of a March raid on the elder Quinn’s political consulting firm by State Law Enforcement Division agents, saying the agents and Pascoe may have seized and improperly read documents protected by law.
But Circuit Court Judge Knox McMahon ruled he saw no indication of misconduct on Pascoe’s part and allowed the investigation to continue.
Quinn was indicted last month on two misconduct charges by the State Grand Jury under Pascoe’s guidance. The indictments accuse Quinn of not reporting $4.5 million his firms received from entities with business in the Statehouse. The solicitor has been leading the investigation because Attorney General Alan Wilson is a former client of the Richard Quinn & Associates firm. [Read more…]