State Prosecutor Resigns From Post Over Charges Of Allegedly Trading Favors For Meth And Sex, Attorney Says

A Kentucky felony prosecutor resigned Friday following federal criminal charges alleging he solicited sexual favors and methamphetamines in return for helping a criminal defendant, according to reports.

Scott Blair, 51, of Hazzard, misused his position as a federal prosecutor in Kentucky’s 33rd Judicial Circuit serving Perry County “to assist various individuals facing criminal charges.” It is said that statement The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky announced Friday.

It was also alleged that on a number of occasions, Prime Minister Blair “demanded things of value from individuals, including sexual favors and stimulants, in exchange for taking action to help these individuals in his official capacity.” The statement said.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Blair is suspected of using Facebook from 2020 to March 2024 to solicit methamphetamine and sexual favors. reportcited an affidavit from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

According to reports, Prime Minister Blair attended the Rx and Illegal Drugs Summit held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 1st to April 4th. his photo on his Facebook page.

Blair was charged with “committing honest services wire fraud,” according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office. The honest services wire fraud charge suggests Blair allegedly used “schemes and schemes to deprive others of the intangible right to honest services”, the news outlet said. ing. Section 1346 of Title 18 of United States Code. (Related: Exclusive: Fanny Willis handed lucrative contract to alleged lover’s law partner. Eyebrows are starting to be raised.)

Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman on Friday called for Blair to resign. “[P]”Barakat is not effective when it violates the public trust…The public interest demands Prime Minister Scott Blair’s immediate resignation,” Coleman said. statement.

Blair resigned from his post Monday, his lawyer Ned Pillersdorf told the Lexington Herald-Leader.His profile on the Kentucky Bar Association website Looks like it was deleted.

Blair made his first court appearance on Monday, but waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was remanded to custody, the newspaper reported.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Pillersdorf may file a motion in the future seeking Blair’s release. Even if the motion is successful, Mr Blair reportedly has no intention of regaining his former position as a prosecutor.

Two months ago, another former state felony prosecutor, Ronnie Goldie, 51, was convicted on similar charges for having sex with a female criminal defendant in exchange for official favors. received. according to A separate statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.