BUNNELL, Fla. – Former Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks was booked into jail Wednesday morning after being indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts tied to illegal taping.
Weeks, 54, was indicted on several charges, including seven counts of intercepting oral communications. The other five counts were not immediately known. She was being held on $12,000 bail.
"We're still digesting all that we received today as it was a surprise to us. We may have further comments later," said Flagler County Administrator Craig Coffey.
Weeks resigned from her post as the county's elections chief in January after being elected in 2008. She was re-elected four years later.
"This is a very unfortunate situation for Flagler County, and again we are very happy that it was investigated to the full extent and we're hoping to put this matter behind us," Coffey said.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement raided elections offices in Flagler County after an investigation into Weeks concerning allegations she secretly recorded a conversation between County Attorney Al Hadeed and District 1 County Commissioner Charles Ericksen Jr.
"We were unaware that some of the officials were recorded. Other officials, we're talking about state officials and a sitting judge, so that took us by surprise," said Coffey. "You do have private conversations. That's what the law is intended to do. To keep those conversations private and those are part of your protections as an individual citizens, as well as elected officials."