County commissioner in Kansas convicted of election crime

OAKLEY, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas county commissioner who was accused of offering to loan a stock trailer to a woman in August 2012 in exchange for her vote has been convicted of a misdemeanor.

The Kansas attorney general’s office said in a news release Tuesday that 38-year-old Clinton Lee Kvasnicka was sentenced to 12 months of probation last week after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor count of disorderly election conduct. He also was fined $1,000.

As part of the plea agreement, he agreed to resign his seat as a Logan County commissioner. He’s also disqualified from holding a public office or position of trust in the state.

Kvasnicka was tried in March on a felony count of election bribery, but a mistrial was declared when jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict.

 

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