Former boss of troubled personal-care home is indicted

“Another former administrator of a troubled Letcher County personal care home has been indicted on charges of witness tampering and theft,” Beth Musgrave reports for the Lexington Herald-Leader.
A county grand jury indicted Jonah Tackett, former administrator of Golden Years Rest Home, on two charges of bribing a witness, two of tampering with a witness, and three of theft by failure to make required disposition, all felonies punishable by one to five years in prison.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Jack Conway, whose office is prosecuting the case, declined to tell the Herald-Leader whether the charges “relate to ongoing criminal and civil cases involving the Jenkins home that houses more than 34 people,” Musgrave reports. A circuit judge barred the Tackett family and members of the home’s board of directors from having contact with the facility.

The indictment was “the latest in a history of legal troubles at the facility and for the Tackett family,” Musgrave reports. “Conway’s office has said that the office would like to keep Golden Years open but its primary concern is the safety of the residents at the facility.” (Read more)

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