LEXINGTON, KY —The former Montgomery County Jailer admitted in federal court today that he misappropriated thousands of dollars belonging to the county government during his tenure.Everett Dewayne Myers, 51, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft from a county agency that receives Federal funds.
According to the plea agreement, he misappropriated $66,989 over the course of several years.
Myers acknowledged he engaged in a kickback scheme with jail vendors. The jail vendors created invoices for exaggerated or bogus services at Myers’ direction. Myers paid the vendors for the services listed on the invoices with jail funds and then received money from the vendors.
From 2007 until 2008, the Montgomery County jail received more than $10,000 in federal funds.
Myers waived his right to be charged via a federal indictment and pleaded guilty to the charge brought directly by the U.S. Attorney.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Jack Conway, Kentucky Attorney General jointly announced the plea.
Myers will be sentenced in June. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. However, before issuing a sentence, the court must consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the statute governing the imposition of sentences.