BOOKED IN OWN JAIL Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely indictment on 13 theft, ethics chargesRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Aug 22 2019 12:19 PM
Blakely has served as the Limestone County Sheriff for 36 years. He was sworn in for his first term in 1983
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala.- Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was booked into his own jail Thursday morning after being indicted on 13 counts of theft and ethics charges.
The 13 charges cover conduct over multiple years, according to Marshall.
Specifically, the first four counts charge Blakely with four separate thefts from his campaign account that total $11,000. Counts five through 10 charge Blakely with theft or ethics charges stemming from his illegally taking money from Limestone County funds, including from the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Fund. Count 11 charges Blakely with soliciting a $1,000 wire transfer from a subordinate other than in the ordinary course of business. Finally, counts 12 and 13 charge Blakely with using his official position or office to acquire interest-free loans. Specifically, count 12 charges Blakely with using his official position or office to obtain interest-free loans in the form of a $50,000 cashier’s check and/or a $22,189.68 credit. Count 13 charges Blakely with using his official position or office to obtain interest-free loans by taking money from a safe that was used to store the Limestone County inmates’ personal funds.