Ben Waide

6:26 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Lawsuit Claims Western Kentucky Lawmaker Misused Company Funds for Campaign

Ben Waide
Credit Legislative Research Commission

A Western Kentucky lawmaker is accused of using company money to inappropriately fund campaign activities.

A complaint filed by shareholders of Liberty Rehabilitation alleges that Rep. Ben Waide used over $30,000 of that business's funds to bankroll campaigning.

Waide is the company’s president, and the suit further alleges the Maidsonville Republican used company money to pay for unauthorized massages and a trip to St. Louis with his wife. Further, it claims he pocketed official state travel reimbursements charged to Liberty’s account.

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