Greenwell picked for investigation of Mike Miller

(Filed August 20, 2013) Benton- Zach Greenwell an attorney from Marion, Kentucky has been named by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to investigate potential criminal charges against Marshall County Judge Mike Miller. Judge Miller made the announcement himself during a special meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court this afternoon.

Judge Miller said all of the information and the findings from a report to the court from Louisville attorney Kent Wicker was forwarded to Attorney General Jack Conway after the report was delivered to the court on August 13, 2013.

Wicker was selected by the members of the fiscal court for the investigation into whether or not Miller broke the law when he signed off on an end of employment document that indicated that Marshall County’s former dog warden Goldenrod Kirk was laid off.

Wicker alleged in his report that, Marshall County Judge Mike Miller violated two state laws, one a felony and another a misdemeanor when he “caused a false record to be created which would entitle Mr. Kirk to collect unemployment, and he assisted Mr. Kirk in obtaining a benefit to which he was not entitled.”

The report from Wicker was made public in a special called meeting of the fiscal court this morning.

Wicker went on to say in the report, “KRS 519.060 makes it a felony to knowingly make a false entry into a public record. KRS 522.020 makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a public servant to commit an act related  to his office which is an unauthorized exercise of his official functions with the intent to confer a benefit upon another person. We believe Judge Miller violated these provisions.”
There was no indication in the meeting how Greenwell would proceed with his investigation which could lead to charges against Miller.

In another related comment on the report Judge Miller read a letter from Mr. C.D. Tynes who said the statement contained in Wicker’s report that he resigned because of Kirk’s in ability to perform his job was untrue. Tynes said in the letter to the court that he resigned because of a conflict with people at the county animal shelter. He said he held Kirk in the highest regard and that the statement contain in Wicker’s report that referred to him was false.