KSP probes county attorney tax handling

State Journal Staff Report Published:

Kentucky State Police are conducting a preliminary investigation into the Franklin County Attorney's office involving a possible misuse of funds.

KSP Public Information Officer Ron Turley said Wednesday there is an active investigation involving Franklin County Attorney Jim Boyd's office but said police are not releasing any information at this time.

According to a WHAS television report broadcast Tuesday evening, the investigation involves the disposition of delinquent tax funds.

County attorneys collect delinquent tax dollars and in exchange receive a fee that can be used to help run their offices. There are restrictions, however, on how such money can be used.

Newly elected state auditor Crit Luallen will likely be asked to look into how Boyd's office has spent the money it has collected from delinquent taxpayers, according to the WHAS report.

Boyd did not return messages left at both his office and his home.

For more on this story, see the latest State Journal.

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