Athens County Commissioners To Vote On Replacement Sheriff During Kelly Investigation

UPDATED: Wednesday March 26, 2014 9:35 AM

Athens County Commissioners will vote on Thursday on a replacement sheriff while their current lawman is under investigation.

Sheriff Pat Kelly has been indicted on 25 criminal charges that accuse him of money laundering, theft in office and corruption, among other allegations.

The Attorney General is going through the formal procedure to oust Kelly during the criminal case against the sheriff.

10 Investigates has learned that Kelly is expected withdraw his request of a hearing, clearing the way for someone else to take over during the legal case.

Kelly said he could not comment on the latest developments due to a judge's orders. In the past, he has vehemently denied the 25 felony counts of theft and corruption against him.

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