LANCASTER - The investigation into possible wrongdoing by former Garrard Circuit Clerk Jennifer Grubbs has been turned over to a special prosecutor.
The state Attorney General's Office forwarded the case to Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney David Smith after the Administrative Office of the Courts completed its investigation into Grubbs' office last week.
"Our internal investigation found some concerns that we felt should be addressed by a prosecutor's office," Leigh Anne Hiatt, spokeswoman for AOC, said Friday. "We felt that was the best way to handle it."
Grubbs was suspended Dec. 16 by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton while an investigation was conducted. AOC officials have declined to reveal the nature of the investigation, but Minton's announcement hinted that it might be focused on financial improprieties.