Reports of Civil and Criminal Cases Decided by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky Volume 110

Reports of Civil and Criminal Cases Decided by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky Volume 110

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...that the shortage i_n defend ant's office was due to any willful or intentional wrongful act or neglect on his" part, and it seems to us'that the changes in the management of the ofiicc suggested by the security company and agreed to by defendant were such as should have obtained in the manage-nient of the-county clerk's office in a large and populous community, and were in all respects legitimate and proper; and, while the testimony conduces to show some degree of careless ness on the part of the defendant in the administration of his office previous to this time, we do not think that it was uificient to authorize the infliction upon him of the-severe penalties imposed by the statute, even if they were made a ground of complaint, which has not been done in this proceeding. The court is unanimously of the opinion that this charge has not been estalblished by the proof. There is no controversy as to the facts contained in the second charge of the information. It is admitted bythe defendant that he swore to and filed the tri-yearly report, a copy of which is filed with the information, in the Fayette-Circuit Court, on the 4th day of June, 1900; and. in explanation of this action on his part, he says that Mr. Sweeney qualified and took possession of the office of Auditor of Public Accounts for the State of Kentucky on-'the 1st d-ay of January, 1900, and that subsequently thereto Mr. Coulter, who was the rival candidate for the oflice at the preceding November election, instituted a contest thierefor before' the election commission, and that, after the determination of the contest by the election commission in favor of Coulter, he instituted a'suit for the possession of the oifice in the more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236830407
  • 9781236830401