Former Metro Housing Director Kimberly Bunton and her mother have both been offered plea deals that would keep them out of jail for their felony charges. Neither has accepted.

From the Courier-Journal:

The offers include one year of supervised release; or five years of a diverted jail sentence with the charges being dismissed if each woman stays out of trouble during that time.

In either case, both women would have to plead guilty to the charges against them and Bunton would agree not to contest the suspension of her law license.

“At this point, I anticipate this going to trial,” said Bunton’s attorney, Ryan Vantrease. “She’s has not done anything wrong, so she is not going to enter a guilty plea.”

Both women face identical counts of felony theft related to allegedly improper aid Smallwood received while Bunton led the department.

 

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