Former Owsley County Clerk Pleads Guilty to Misusing Confidential Information

April 14, 2024

Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman announced in Frankfort on Friday, April 12th that the former Owsley County Clerk Shanna Oliver has pled guilty to Misuse of Confidential Information and Official Misconduct.

According to her indictment, Oliver unlawfully refused to deliver public records in her possession to public servants from the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation, who were lawfully entitled to receive the records for examination or other purposes. She, also, unlawfully refrained from performing her duty when she failed to send paperwork regarding the purchase of a trailer to the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation.

As conditions of the plea, Oliver is prohibited from filing as a candidate for Owsley County Clerk in the future. She also cannot ever be employed by the Office and must reasonably assist in the transition.

Oliver was indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury in January and resigned from office on March 31.