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Boone County Ambulance Authority Director to Repay Loan


Boone County’s prosecuting attorney has told the county’s ambulance authority director to pay back a $103,000 personal loan or face possible ethics charges.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Randy Lengyel used the money to enhance his retirement benefits.

Boone Prosecuting Attorney D. Keith Randolph directed Lengyel to pay back the no-interest loan in full by Sept. 30.

In an interview with the Gazette-Mail, Lengyel said he would reimburse the ambulance authority immediately and has started paying it back.

The state Legislature’s Commission on Special Investigations started investigating Lengyel in May, directing the Boone Ambulance Authority to turn over bank statements, meeting minutes and loan documents.