Judicial workers bought state cars at huge discounts in private sale
Frankfort -- Four vehicles sold by a state agency at an “employees only” sale in 2014 fetched prices that are 70 percent or more below their current value, according to Transportation Cabinet records.
The sale of those vehicles by the Administrative Office of the Courts is under investigation by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office, the AOC acknowledged last week. One employee has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The AOC has refused to release any information about the sales in question, but documents obtained by the Herald-Leader this week from the state Transportation Cabinet show that some of the 225 employees at the AOC’s Frankfort headquarters got extremely good deals.
For example, one such worker paid $1,250 in September 2014 for a 2008 Chevrolet Impala with 116,181 miles. Less than two years later, Glenn Nissan in Lexington resold the same car for $4,500, according to transportation records.