Fannin Faces Competency Hearing

Former Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin was the subject of a competency hearing at the U.S. District Court in Pikeville on Tuesday, July 25. According to Fannin’s attorney, Ned Pillersdorf, the former mayor had two strokes last year in the cerebellum region of his brain, which may affect his ability to remember some information. Fannin spent 45-days being evaluated at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward Atkins said he would review the report and make a decision at a later time. Fannin was indicted in February for misusing city funds, for which he could face up to ten years in prison.

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