Earl Gene McClain, who was indicted last year for allegedly embezzling charity bingo money, recently pleaded guilty before Kentucky's Boyd County Circuit Court. McClain, 63, an Ashland resident, faces one to five years in jail. The embezzler reportedly admitted that he failed to file all the required bingo slips. Nevertheless, he also claimed that he did not personally use the money designed to go to the Ashland Area Art Gallery.
The second indictment count, concerning his affiliation with a crime syndicate, was reportedly dropped after McClain collaborated with investigators and accepted to testify against other individuals involved in the case. Under the aforementioned plea agreement, McClain must pay back $10,000 to the bingo charity fund.