Former Prosecutor Pleads Guilty To Corruption

Scott Blair resigned as commonwealth’s attorney for Perry County after he was arrested April 12, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in London to a charge of honest services wire fraud. Blair, 52, admitted to the court that he used Facebook to send someone a message in July 2021 pledging he wouldn’t push to have the person’s probation revoked and solicited a sex act from the person. According to charging documents against Blair, there were a number of instances in which he leveraged his position to recommend probation or participation in drug treatment programs for defendants instead of prison time or refrained from pursuing parole violations “in exchange for methamphetamine, the procurement of methamphetamine, and sex acts.” Blair took office as commonwealth’s attorney in 2019 and was unopposed for another term this year. “At the end of the day, this is a textbook example of how methamphetamine corrupts your judgment,” Blair’s attorney, Ned Pillersdorf said. Scott Blair, Perry County, Methamphetamine, corruption

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