by Max Brantley
A lawsuit has been filed alleging violations of the state's political practices act in the course of Perry County Sheriff Scott Montgomery's successful primary election campaign. Allegations include: Pressure on county vendors, refusal to help political opponents, law enforcement pressure on opponents. Boss Hogg stuff. In Perry County? Surely they jest. Judge Chris Piazza drew the case, said Cheryl Barnard, attorney for the plaintiffs.
Some of this same information was presented in a complaint earlier to the state Board of Election Commissioners. A State Police investigation was begun, the attorney says.