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******************************** Question: Why am I and others being denied assistance by Kentucky Officials? FYI - this page was created in February 2011, as an educational research tool to answer the aforementioned question. KY Officials are too busy Raping, Watching Porno, Human & Drug Trafficking, Paying & Employing family & friends, Racketeering, Getting Drunk, & *STEALING STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING* etc., etc., etc. With all this responsibility they do not have time to be of public service to the community. ***********************************
I Article: Stengel admits assistant punished (official had denied disciplining Conway) Courier Journal Newspaper - by R.G. Dunlop *Article mentions Marijuana, Amphetamines, Drug Use, Drug Trafficking, a tip off and cover-up possibly being involved.* Names mentioned: District Attorney - David Stengel, Prosecutor - Matt Conway (brother of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway), Detective Ronald Russ, etc.
Comment from Connie Marshall *Cover-up by the District Attorney David Stengel and Detective Russ* for Matt Conway, brother of the Kentucky Attorney General, Jack Conway
II Farmer hired girlfriend, paid $5,000 monthly The Associated Press - Posted November 18, 2011 Frankfort, KY - In the closing days of the 2011 gubernatorial campaign, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer hired his girlfriend as a special assistant in his department, paying her $5,000 a month.........Farmer, who lost a bid for lieutenant governor earlier this month, hired Stephanie L. Sandmann as a non-merit employee in the Department of Agriculture with a start date of Oct. 31, according to the state Personnel Cabinet...........Sandmann's application for the Agriculture Department position said her last job was as a receptionist at a Louisville doctor's office that provides gynecologic and obstetric care. III Former Public Works employees allege problems WHAS11.com - Posted on November 3, 2011 WHAS News was approached months ago by former Louisville Metro Public Works employees, who claimed they were treated unfairly by management. A department-wide audit identified several of the same problems alleged by those former employees. The audit show injury rates from 3 to 6 times the industry averageand workers comps claims totaling more than $2.6 million last year.The audit indicates employees are often "moved into new positions, or are promoted, without going through the normal posting process."The audit also cites concerns about nepotism, indicating "three members of one family report to the assistant director."...............While employees we talked to said they didn't get second chances,Will Norris has received plenty of them. Norris' father is former Teamsters leader Denny Norris, who negotiated contracts with city department heads for decades. IV Independent Audit Finds LG&E, KU Customer Services Lacking (WFPL) by Erica Peterson, September 14, 2011 An independent review ordered by the Public Service Commission has found Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric's customer service falling short of what is expected.......The review found that satisfaction with the utility's customer service has steadily declined since 2008, and that call centers around the state aren't meeting internal goals for answering calls quickly.........the audit mentions significant problems with the technology on LG&E's end, like computer systems that are difficult for call center workers to use and computer malfunctions with meter reading and discontinuing accounts. V Metro Parks Director suspended for drinking, trying to drive city car WDRB - Posted by Bennett Haeberle - October 25, 2011, Updated October 31, 2011 Louisville, KY - Mayor Greg Fischer suspended Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz after he was caught drinking alcohol and then attempting to drive his city-owned vehicle, according to the mayor's office.............But WDRB News has learned this wasn't Heitz first run-in with alcohol. In 2007, Heitz was arrested Derby weekend for DUI and speeding over 15 mph. But his personnel file includes no written reprimand. In fact, it doesn't mention the arrest at all. Chris Poynter, a spokesman for Fischer, told WDRB News the mayor was aware of the arrest. Poynter said that would be a question for the past administration, former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. VI Louisville Officer Charged with Intoxication in Indiana (Vehicle damage led to arrest in Indiana) The Courier-Journal - Posted by Jesse Halladay - September 19, 2011 A Louisville Metro Police officer was arrested in Indiana over the weekend and charged with public intoxication and felony mischief. Jacob Martion, who has been with the department since June 2007 and is assigned to the canine unit, was arrested in Howard County in Central Indiana.............Martion was arrested at 10:44 p.m. Saturday after sheriff's deputies responded to a report of damage to a vehicle at a golf course, Sheriff Steve Rogers said............Rogers said the mischief charge is a felony because the vehicle's damage was estimated at more than $2,500 VII St Matthews Police Officer Charged with Domestic Violence Written By: Jessie Halladay - Posted: August 30, 2011 A St. Matthews police officer was arrested in Shelbyville early Friday morning and charged with domestic-violence assault. Frank Jeffcote, 37, was arrested by Kentucky State Police at 1:37 a.m. Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault. VIII JCPS Counselor charged with fundraising Theft Louisville, KY (WAVE) By Charles Gazaway - Posted: August 22, 2011, Updated August 29, 2011 Investigators say Kelly Burkhardt Moon was working at Middletown Elementary School when she headed up the "Ned Show" fundraiser. During an audit, school officials found a shortage of more than $2,000 in the fundraiser's account.
IX EMS Director: Supervisor Kept Expired Drugs (WLKY) by Andy Alcock - Posted: August 9, 2011 Louisville, Ky. - He was the 2008 supervisor of the year at Metro EMS, but now Maj. Roger Parvin has been fired. EMS Director, Dr. Neal Richmond said it all started with a rollover accident Parvin had last month......It was later determined Parvin was driving erratically in his own neighborhood before that accident, knocking out a couple of mailboxes and hitting a neighbor's car, Richmond said. Richmond said after Parvin was released from the hospital, he admitted to taking the painkiller OxyContin without a prescription the weekend before both crashes.......It was later determined Parvin failed to dispose of 180 vials of expired painkillers like atavan, valium and morphine with Louisville Metro Police. X Male Correctional Officer Charged with Multiple Counts of Abusing Female Prisoners The Courier-Journal, July 23, 2011 Sgt. James B. Johnson was charged with 25 counts of second-degree sexual abuse, 50 counts of official misconduct, on count of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of first-degree promoting contraband, all of which took place in the Peewee Valley prison, according to a Kentucky State Police press release. XI A Louisville man is suing Louisville Metro Police after he says he was slammed into a cop car, punched, kicked choked and hogtied. Louisville, KY (Whas11) by Mike Colombo - Posted: June 28, 2011, Updated June 29, 2011 Shawn Gellhaus says that is what five LMPD officers did to him in 2010. Gellhaus showed us the bruises to his face, hands and arms just days after he says police brutally beat him on June 18, 2010. A lawsuit filed late last week, alleges five LMPD officers, Major James Harper, Sgt. Rick Huber, Sgt. Brent Mattingly and officers Russell Miller and Amy Bowman, were unprovoked and used excessive force against Gellhaus.
XII LMPD Officer Terminated for Department Violations (Wave 3)by Mike Devers - Posted: May 20, 2011 *Article: LMPD Police Chief Robert White sent Officer Queen Ca'Mel a termination letter on May 17 following an investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department's Professional Standards Unit. --- Ca'Mel did not report an accident she had... The accident caused damage to police equipment. White also referred to an incident at the Waterfront on February 11, saying Ca'Mel she improperly arrested & charged a woman for operating on a suspended license & no insurance without seeing her driving a vehicle. White went on to cite seven other instances. XIII Article: State Auditor Finishes Review of Dismas Charities Posted: April 5, 2011 *Article: Louisville, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Suites at the KFC Yum! Center and Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, and an executive salary of more than $600,000: you paid for it through an organization that's supposed to rehab criminals. -- The state auditor finished its review of Dismas Charities and now wants its tax dollars tracked to the cent.Dismas received more than $23 million in state funding over three years.The auditor says the group's leaders refused to show financial records on how all the money was spent. -- The organization runs seven halfway houses in Kentucky, with five of them in Louisville. It failed in 10 of 32 areas checked in the auditor's review. Dismas is a private company and not all of its records are subject to state open records law. Its current state contract doesn't require it either. Luallen said that will change in a few weeks.*
Article: LMPD Traffic Cop Arrested for Alleged DUI Posted: April 4, 2011 *Article: Louisville, KY, (WDRB Fox 41) ---Police say Wheeler had slurred speech, glassy eyes and was unable to recite the alphabet. He also failed a one-legged stand test. His blood/alcohol level registered at .205, according to the arrest report. He was charged with DUI and reckless driving. Names Mentioned: Jeffrey Wheeler XV Article: Expert questions ethics of using MSD board members' companies Dealings called 'disturbing" firstname.lastname@example.org, March 20, 2011 *Article - MSD Board - Chairman Audwin Helton is founder of Spatial Data Integrations inc., which was paid $584,899 by MSD, Board Vice Chairman Marty Hoehler co-owns Marketgraphics of Louisville, which MSD paid $23,700, MSD board member Beverly Wheatley owns Wheatley Roofing Co. Inc., which was paid $25,035. Related Links - Mayor urges 3 MSD board members to step down over business conflicts A company owned by the chairman of the Metropolitan Sewer District board has been paid nearly $600,000 for work done for the agency over over the past five years --none of it obtained through competitive bidding. In addition MSD has hired business owned by the MSD board vice chairman and one other board member, paying them a combined $49,000 since July 1, 2006---only part of the work was competitive bidding. XVI
Article: Giant Gap Found In Louisville's Neighborhood Development Fund Grant Reporting The Courier Journal - written by: Dan Klepal - March 21, 2011 *Article - Only about 10% of 145 Neighborhood Development Fund Grants handed out by the Louisville Metro Council in the past two years have spending reports filed with the city's budget office according to the records inspected by the Courier Journal.---Those grants each of which exceeded $5,000, collectively total 1.9 million --- the budget office had no system to ensure that grant recipients filed expenses or for checking that the spending was proper. XVII Article: Ethics panel: Ex-offidica used state job to get NASCAR passes by Jack Brammer - email@example.com, Posted: March 9, 2011, Modified March 9, 2011 *Article - Frankfort - A former highway official violated the state ethics code by using his position to obtain pit and parking passes for three NASCAR races, according to a state ethics panel. -- The panel also said Geveden let the state pick up the tab for lodging on a personal trip to attend a NASCAR race last year--- On March 20, 2010, the panel said, Geveden and three personal guests stayed in a two-bedroom cottage at Pine Mountain State Park on the night before the race in Bristol. Geveden resigned from his state job last November. He was reprimanded in August by Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock for filing a false time sheet. Names Mentioned: Chuck Geveden Jr., former head of Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety.
XVIII Article: Federal Officials Investigate Local Ambulance Service Louisville, Ky. - (WDRB Fox 41) March 8, 2011 *Article: A local ambulance service is under investigation by federal officials -- the FBI executed a search warrant at the Rural Metro Ambulance Service -- the Affidavit and Search Warrant are sealed. The FBI was assisted by the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.* XIX Nation's Top Drug Official Focuses on Kentucky's Prescription Abuse Courier Journal - Written By: Laura Ungar, - Posted: February 22, 2011 Calling Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia "ground zero" for prescription drug abuse. White house drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske said reducing the epidemic will require a greater focus on prevention and treatment.........A recent Courier-Journal investigation found that overdoses are killing Kentuckians at record levels, with deaths more than doubling in the past decade to 978 in 2009. While deaths have been rising in Louisville, the epidemic is worst in Eastern Kentucky.......On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear sent a letter to Florida Gov. rick Scott asking him to reconsider a decision not to implement a state prescription-drug monitoring system that he said could help end the pipeline between Kentucky and Florida. XX Article: LMPD Officer Indicted On Misconduct, Harassment Charges WDRB - Update: February 15, 2011 *Article states: A grand jury has indicted a Louisville Metro Police Officer on several charges. Officer Michael Arterburn is facing seven counts, including official misconduct, harassing communications, and unlawful access to a computer. Arterburn is part of the Metro Police Departments Crimes Against Children Unit ---Right now police won't say exactly what Arterburn is accused of doing.*
XXI Article: Kentucky Officials Under Fire Over Lucrative Elk Hunting Permits www.FieldandStream - by Dave Maccar - February 9, 2011 *Article states: Lawmakers in Kentucky grilled the staff of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife about potential ethics violations involving elk hunting permits ----the nine member commission that oversees Fish and Wildlife decided to award three elk hunting permits to a non profit group with ties to current and former commissioners ---- state regulations appear to say a non profit may receive only one elk hunting permit. The elk hunting permits can generate as much as $100,000 in raffles and auctions.*
XXII Article: The Edit: WFPL - Gabe Bullardblogs the news - January 26, 2011 *Article stated that the Courier Journal called attention to the fact that Insight Communications offered several council members free tickets and access to a luxury suite during the UK Vs. U of L Men's basketball game. Two council Democrats - Dan Johnson and Bob Henderson were considering taking the tickets, despite the ethics commission chairman's opinion that taking them could violate the city's ethics law, as well as the fact that the cable/Internet company was in the process of renegotiating its franchise agreement with the city.* Names mentioned: Dan Johnson and Bob Henderson
XXIII Article: The Edit WFPL - Gabe Bullard blogs the news - January 26, 2011 Article stated, Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1 was the subject of a scathing internal audit and police investigation due to a $55,000 grant she procured to fund the "Green Clean Team," ---- The examination found that 12 of Green's relatives worked in the program and collected $3,580. In addition, the city auditor was unable to locate $28,270 due to poor bookkeeping within the program.* Names Mentioned: Judy Green XXIV Article - Wayne Zelinsky resigns as Director of Louisville Metro Animal Services Courier Journal Newspaper - 2011 *Article states Wayne Zelinsky, the interim director of Louisville Metro Animal Services, resigned Wednesday - a day after a local blog reported that he and his wife were running a business that promotes adult entertainment - the business website, which included photos of scantly-clad women in provocative poses -------etc..* Names mentioned: Wayne Zelinsky
XXV Article - Deputy Mayor William Summers IV Wrote Letter On Behalf OF Henry Humphrey "Official Writes Letter For Pastor Who Defrauded Government" WLKY - Updated: December 29, 2010 Louisville, Ky. - A top Metro Louisville Official has written a letter on behalf of a local pastor who has pleaded guilty to ripping of the federal government. The letter from Summers is on office of the mayor letterhead and signed by Summers. A WLKY Investigation first reported financial irregularities in the Shiloh Senior Citizens Project in 2008. Federal contended in the latest filing that 70 percent, or $831,000, was diverted and Humphrey received more than $250,000 of that amount. In 1988 Abramson admitted he made a mistake when he wrote to a federal judge using city letterhead. At the time, he was asking leniency for a drug dealer, whose parents were family friends. Names Mentioned: Deputy Mayor William Summers IV, Mayor Jerry Abramson, Henry Humphrey
XXVI Article: Police Chief White Talks About Firing of Office Hollingsworth WHAS11.com - by Svetlana Binshtok - December 20, 2010 Officer Jackie Hollingsworth says she has receipts to back up her claims that the money intended for the youth center, went back into the youth center -------- One investigative report showed that she payed her personal LG&E account with money from Black Officer Organization ----wrote a $5,000 check to herself from that same account ----She says she paid her son $1,000 out of the account but that he worked for it -- XXVII Article - Former EMT Who Killed Patient in Crash Released from Prison WLKY - Updated December 10, 2010 A former EMT who pleaded guilty to manslaughter ---- a judge granted home incarceration for Tammy Brewer ------- It has been less than a year since Brewer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving a metro ambulance under the influence of methadone, crashing and killing her patient."I don't think it's fair," said Maggie Whobrey in reaction to Judge McKay Chauvin's decision to give former Brewer home incarceration." Vickie Whobrey , the patient in the back of the ambulance on her way to the hospital for a nosebleed, died of injuries from the wreck. XXIII Article: Probationary LMPD Officer arrested at bar WDRB (FOX 41) - Updated: December 5, 2010 Article mentioned that she was placed under arrest after getting into a fight with patrons at a local bar. Names mentioned: Lauren Fanning and Kathryn Fanning
XXIX Article: New Manager Selected for Park DuValle by Jessie Halladay, firstname.lastname@example.org, November 25, 2010 Article - After nearly a year of wrangling, a Lexington company has been selected as the new landlord for hundreds of subsidized-housing tenants at Park DuValle, replacing a Boston firm accused of chronic mismanagement at the western Louisville re-development. Winterwood Inc. was selected by former housing manager the Community Builders and Louisville Metro Housing Authority,...........About a year ago, Boston-based TCB, which shares ownership in Park DuValle, proposed Winterwood as manager for the property after agreeing to step down as landlord in the wake of controversy over its management practices. A Courier-Journal investigation in August 2009 found that the company had twice hired felons to manager the rental units, failed to verify public-housing residents' income and missed required apartment inspections. TCB and the Louisville Housing Authority agreed to split $2.2 million in disputed funds at Park DuValle and Liberty Green and set aside $176,000 to be reinvested in the developments, according to a copy of the agreement.
XXX Article: Former LMPD Recruit Accused of Theft Posted: November 22, 2010 - Updated 11/29/10 - Louisville, Ky. (WDRB - Fox 41) *Article - Troy Hilpp has been charged with theft and tampering with physical evidence. --- Hilpp was hired by LMPD in November 2009 --- Hilpp removed a Play Station 3 from the evidence shelf of the Louisville Metro Police Department Property Room, along with a printer, and an amplifier and placed them in a dumpster to steal then from the Louisville Metro Police. ---he used the same method to steal two digital cameras ---Hilpp is accused of illegally obtaining 105 hydrocodone pills and 40 oxycodone.
XXXI Article: Legislative leaders quiet about audit of Passport (Muted reaction surprises some) Courier Journal Newspaper - by Tom Loftus - Sunday, November 14, 2010 *Article states about 1 million spent on lobbying and public relations* Names Mentioned: Senate President - David Williams, Speaker of the House - Greg Stumbo, etc.
XXXII Article: Louisville Police Officer's Court Cases Riddled with dismissals Courier Journal - by R.G. Dunlop and Jason Riley - 2010 *Article states, a Louisville Metro Police Detective has accused at least a dozen defendants - many of them juveniles - of crimes that they did not commit.* Names Mentioned: Detective Crystal Marlowe XXXIII Article: LMPD Officer fired for allegedly viewing, sending naked photos on car computer WHAS - by Melanie Kahn - Updated: October 14, 2010 *Article states, Chris Dison was allegedly looking at graphic pictures on his police car computer and sending people naked pictures of himself from that same computer. Names mentioned: Louisville Metro Officer, Chris Dison
XXXIV Article: Former Louisville Housing Director say she's not guilty WDRB-TV - Posted: September 20, 2010 *Article states Kimberly Bunton and her mother were arraigned Monday afternoon on theft charges. Bunton, the former Metro Housing Director, admits she gave Smallwood nearly $2,000 to pay her mortgage on her West Louisville home in 2008. She also wrote a check for the cost of using a city employee to move her bookcase from her office to her home.*
XXXV Article: Louisville Metro Police Officer Charles Moore has lengthy history of misconduct Courier Journal - by R. G. Dunlop and Jason Riley - August 1, 2010 Article states, Charles Randall Moore has been suspended from the force seven times and reprimanded on another eight occasions. He has been the subject of four criminal investigations ----. Names Mentioned: Charles Randall Moore
XXXVI Article: Gary Vander Boegh - Dumping of Radiological (Enriched Uranium). Hazardous Waste in Western Kentucky by Hillbilly - July 23, 2010 *Article states, - Justice Watch - Gary was a contract engineer at the Paducah Kentucky Gaseous Diffusion Plant for many years. He and his boss were conveniently fired after he began to report serious environmental crimes of improper/illegal dumping of radiological (enriched uranium), hazardous waste in Western Kentucky. These crimes have been going on for years and continue to be "covered up" by numerous government officials with the department of Energy (DOE), KY Senator Mitch McConnell and Representative Ed Whitfield - just to name a few. XXXVII Article mentioned: 5 Ky. residents, including 1 state worker, arrested ---- WHAS - by Adam Walser - Updated, July 19, 2010 Article states, The group from Sharpsburg was seeking Oxycontin,Angela Hedges, and accountant for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, organized the trip. She allegedly provided the van and paid $250 each for the patients; exams. In exchange, police say Hedges was given half of the pills. Names mentioned: Angela Hedges, Accountant for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
XXXVIII Article: Officer Fired After Being Accused of Lying to Federal Government about his mother WHAS11.com - July 12, 2010 LMPD Investigators say Officer Walter Baker applied for section 8 HUD money as a landlord. ---- he allegedly told HUD his mother was not related to him so he could collect the Section 8 money.
XXXIX Article: OAG: Corrupt Mine Safety Official Indicted News Page One pageonekentucky.com - July 1, 2010 *Article states: The Office of the Attorney General just announced the indictment of Betty Sue Whittaker - remember her? The indictment alleges that between October of 2007 and December 2008, Whitaker while employed with the "Office of Mine Safety and Licensing" falsified multiple analyst reports pertaining to several different mines, her actions caused the reports to be fraudulently entered as a matter of record with the Kentucky department for natural Resources, Office of Mine safety and Licensing," in Franklin County.*
XL Article: Charges filed in Alledged derby ticket scam FOX 41.com - by Bennett Haeberle Posted: June 7, 2010 *Article states a Kentucky elected official is in trouble with authorities in Indiana after police say he failed to provide Kentucky derby tickets to paying customers of the online ticket agency. Prosecutors have charged Scott Davis with 20-counts, including attempted theft, failing to pay taxes and failure to acquire an Indiana business license for his website derbydeals.com. Names Mentioned: Magistrate Scott Davis XLI Article: Former Ky. nursing home inspector, former nurse arraigned in Lexington court Whas11.com - Posted April 16, 2010 One of Kentucky's former top nursing home inspectors and a former cabinet for health and family service nurse faced a federal judge today. Young was charged with theft or bribery concerning programs that receive federal funds and providing false documents to a federal grand jury. Harris is charged with conspiracy to defraud the government and with giving a false statement to the FBI. Names Mentioned: Moses Young and Sharon Harris
XLII Article: Former Fire Chief Paul Barth Indicted for Embezzlement Fox 41.com - Posted: April 5, 2010 *Article: A former McMahan Fire Chief is in even more hot water. Paul Barth has been indicted for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a charity that helps kids with special needs. The 20 count indictments are a result of a three month long investigation by the secret service. The indictments allege that Barth embezzled and laundered about $218,000 from the Crusade for Children and nearly $100,000 from the McMahan Fire Protection District. XLIII Article: Jim, Katie King pay election finance fines FOX 41.com - Posted: March 25, 2010 Article states Jim and Katie King settle their election finance case with the state. Each has paid a $15,000 dollar fine. It called for two $15,000 fines and ends the registry's probe, at least, into $135,000 Jim King gave his daughter Katie King for her successful run for Jefferson District Judge in 2008. The state limit for everyone ---- family members included ---- is $1,000 per person. XLIV Article - Mayor Disappointed in Conduct of Close Friends (2 City Employees Resign Following Audit) WLKY.com - Updated: March 23, 2010 *Article states, According to an internal audit, Mershon had approved three pre-payments to Butler Books over the past two-and-a-half years for a total of nearly $15,000.City policy requires a contract for goods and services worth more than $10,000. Names mentioned: Neighborhoods Department Director - Melissa Mershon and former Special Assistant - Carol Butler.
XLV Article: (KACO) Kentucky Association of Counties kentucky.com Sept. 5, 2009, Modified March 21, 2010 *Article: the Herald Leader finds that the top 5 officials of the Kentucky Association of Counties spent $600,000 in travel and other expenses in two years ---among expenses were two $7,000 dinners, hotel rooms costing $450 night, charges to two Louisville Strip Clubs and $445 spent with a Lexington Escort Service.The Herald Leader reveals that an insurance policy the counties buy with taxpayer money through KACO pays the legal bills of elected officials accused of crimes against tax payers.Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins, the groups President in 2008 resignsfrom the KACO Executive Committee in light of questions about charges to two strip clus and a Lexington Escort Services ---Arnold's card also had a charge to an escort service. XLVI Article: McConnell Raised Big Bucks From Foreign Defense Contractor Probed For Bribery Zachery Roth - February 3, 2010 *Article states ----- Since 2005 McConnell has received $21,000--spread between his campaign and his leadership PAC --from a PAC run by BAE Systems Inc., according to federal campaign disclosure records -------- BAE Systems Inc. is the American subsidiary of BAE systems, the world's second largest defense contractor, headquartered in Britain. In addition, United Defense Industries, another defense contractor bought by BAE in 2005, reportedly pledged half a million dollars to the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, a political science foundation that the senator created. BAE is hardly a squeaky clean corporate citizen, either --- The Justice Department is conducting an ongoing investigation into allegations that the company bribed members of the Saudi Royal family, including the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, in support of a multi-billion dollar, decades-long deal to barter arms for oil ------ the existing law does make it illegal for foreign corporations to "funnel foreign corporate funds through domestic entities or to have foreign officers, directors, or employees direct foreign or domestic funds with regards to federal, state, or local elections."
XLVII Article: Kentucky Police Officer Maloney arrested for domestic violence "Louisville Police Officer charged with domestic violence" courierjournal.com, Associated Press January 4, 2010 A Louisville Metro Police Officer, Kelly Maloney -----was charged with one count of 4th degree assault, domestic violence. XLVIII Article: Henry accepts plea deal, admits no guilt to alleged campaign violations WHAS - by Melanie Kahn - Updated December 22, 2009 ----Former Governor Steve Henry takes a plea deal for violating campaign laws. His sentence, a $5,000 fine and $156 in court costs.
XLIX LMPD Sergeant under investigation, on paid administrative leave (Whas11) - by Amy Stallings, Posted: November 5, 2009 A Louisville Metro Police Department sergeant has been placed on paid administrative leave and an investigation is now underway by the Public Integrity Unit......According to the Courier Journal, Sergeant James Hellinger has been charged with 13 misdemeanors including false reporting....Hellinger allegedly sent an e-mail to Kentucky State Police on Oct. 29, 2008 in which he requested information about a person, falsely claiming the individual was a suspect......He is also accused of using Metro Police computers on 10 occasions to access a law enforcement Website for non-law enforcement purposes and falsely reporting that his wife was drunk and beat him. L Article: Giles Meloche, embattled Metro Animal Services director resigns Louisville Kentucky (WAVE) - by Lindsey English - Posted by Charles Gazaway - Updated: October 28, 2009 *Article mentions concerns over how money changes hands between and Animal Adoption Agency and Metro Animal Services, etc. Names Mentioned: Metro Animal Services Director - Gilles Meloche
LI Article: Metro Police Officer Charged with Official Misconduct (WHAS) August 15 2009 / Updated Oct. 13 *Article states: Officer Kenneth Wynne admits he hired prostitute, Sherry McClean, refused to pay for additional sex acts and then charge her with trespassing* Names Mentioned: Metro Police Officer - Kenneth Wynne
LII Article: Officer Suspended for giving a 7-year old a ticket 9 Newsnow - by Emily Cyr October 2009 *Article states, Louisville Kentucky (Courier Journal) A Louisville Metro Police Officer has been suspended for 15 days for giving a 7-year old a ticket after a ball the child threw hit the officer's truck. Officer Cody Chapelle was suspended ---the suspension stems from an incident on October 16, 2009 ---the officer wrote a citation to a 7-year old boy for third degree criminal mischief after the boy threw a ball that struck his truck, Chapelle also was disciplined for violating the policy on courtesy because he yelled at the boys mother and told her she was a bad parent, the letter said the Officer violated the duty to report policy by failing to complete an offense report related to the action he took against the boy. LIII Article: Louisville Metro Corrections scandal continue www.examiner.com - September 1, 2009 Article states, Investigative Reporter, Adam Walser, of WHAS, reports ---- Louisville Metro Department of Corrections this week. ----- Sgt. Ron Morris resigned after the Metro Corrections Department learned of a courts domestic violence order being issued against him ---- Officer Anthony Morris also resigned after grand jury indictment alleging he traded contraband cigarettes, candy, and coffee for money and sex with female inmates incarcerated in the Community Corrections Center.Monica Brown was terminated after a surveillance video allegedly showed her stealing money from inmates' property in the Intake Center as well as taking money from a cash drawer. --- Sgt. Robert Griffith was fired for allegedly falsifying document indicating he had performed his security checks when he had not. Officer Stavros Stac-Houlas was suspended for 25 days for allegedly contacting female inmates a short time after his release and engaging in a sexual relationship with at least one of them. Names Mentioned: Sgt. Ron Morris, Officer Anthony Moore, Monica Brown, Sgt. Robert Griffith, Officer Stavros Stac-Houlas, etc.
LIV Article: Mayor apologizes for Racial Remark WLKY - Updated: July 14, 2009 Article: Mayor Jerry Abramson told a newspaper that before the city-county merger, Louisville was getting "Poorer, Blacker, and Older" Names mentioned: Mayor Jerry Abramson
LV Article: Kentucky's Automatic Property Tax Increase www.kytaxscam.com July 7, 2009 - the Herald Leader finds that the three top executivesof the Kentucky League of Cities spent more than $300,000 dollars in three years on travel, expenses and other items. All Executive salaries top $200,000, Executive Director, Sylvia Lovely's comp. package of $315,000 includes the use of a BMW SUV - the League has spent more than $20,000 at AZUR, a Lexington Restaurant owned by Lovely's husband, Bernard Lovely and has spent $19,000 for travel expenses for the spouses of top executives. --- August 13: League Board Members end use of Bernard Lovely's Law Firm, Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graff and Love. LVI Article: More restraining orders against LMPD officer: wife files for divorce - Updated: July 6, 2009 Posted by WAVE - Mike Dever *Article states, Jerald Fifer is now charged with false imprisonment, domestic violence and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.* Names mentioned: Jerald Fifer LVII Article: Prosecutor steps down after allegations (Resignation follows accusations of misconduct linked to a plea deal) Courier Journal Newspaper - by Jason Riley - June 12, 2009 Names Mentioned - Prosecutor Ruth Lerner
LVIII Detective Facing More Than 100 Criminal Charges (Wlky) by Mike Petchenik, Posted: April 7, 2009, Updated: April 7, 2009 An indictment charges Detective Tony Finch with perjury, stalking, harassing communications and official misconduct. LIX Article: Hot Button Guest Editorial WAVE - by Kelly Downard - Louisville Metro Council - April 1, 2009 *Article: Last week Mayor Abramson gave nearly $2 million dollars to the heavily subsidized Baltimore - based Cordish Company for a Sports Bar at 4th Street Live. The Mayor gave this money without Public notice, without local competition or even simple proposals.* LX Article: Hundreds of cases dropped because police miss court Courier Journal Newspaper - by Chris Kenning - Sunday, March 15, 2009 *Article states, more than 1000 criminal cases dismissed and more than 100 felony cases involving suspected narcotics.* Names mentioned: Officer Mike Alvey, etc.
LXI Article: Metro Parks Spent $600k Last Year on New Mowers WHAS - February 25, 2009 - by state of the Commonwealth *Article states Louisville Metro Parks spent over $600,000 on new mowers last year, just before spending cuts were announced by Mayor Abramson in December ------- Those eight faster, easier mowers were purchased last October. The total cost was $507,000. The next month, in November, metro parkspurchased nine of these tractor pulled blade mowers ------total cost on those was $96,000. More than $600,000 spent on new mowers just as Mayor Abramson was announcing a huge budget shortfall and millions in spending cuts.------ Nowhere in the parks department's capital budget is there any mention of cash for new mowers.
LXII Article: State Auditor finds gross mismanagement in Louisville Metro Department of Housing See Audit Report for Frankfort - February 17, 2009 (Department's lax controls affected critical city programs,left millions of dollars in local and federal funds without proper oversight) *Article states, State Auditor Crit Luallen today released an audit of the Louisville Metro Department of Housing and Family Services, which found gross mismanagement of critical city programs and of the millions of local and federal dollars used to fund them.*
LXIII Article: Coldiron quits Homeland Security post (friend of Beshear quits after query about legality of salary) by John Cheves - January 14, 2009 *Article states, Beshear named Coldiron two months ago as Executive Director of the Office of 911 Coordinator and Administrator for the Commercial Mobile Radio Services Board, which is attached to Homeland Security. The CMRS Board advertised the job with a salary of $60,000 to $80,000 a year, in line with what past directors were paid.but Beshear gave the job to Codiron -- a friend and business partner of Beshear's chief of staff, Adam Edelen - and raised the pay to $100,000. After the Herald-Leader asked Coldiron and Beshear's office about the legality of the pay raise, Coldiron submitted a letter of resignation to Homeland Security Executive Director Thomas Preston. Names Mentioned: Governor Beshear and Coldiron LXIV Article: Fighting Human Traffickers difficult (Officials: Hard to get cases to trial) Courier Journal Newspaper - by Peter Smith - January 11, 2009 *Article states that a survey released by the University of Kentucky in 2007, reported hearing about 69 cases involving everything from mail-order brides and domestic workers to laborers in sex trades, restaurants and agriculture.*
LXV Article: Airport Director, Gobb, Suspended by Ryan Alessi & Jennifer Hewlett - Posted: December 24, 2008 *Article states, Airport Board Chairman Bernard Lovely informed the airport staff Tuesday morning of the decision to suspend Gobb. -------- On Nov. 23, the Herald-Leader published articles documenting that Gobb spent more then $200,000 for trips and other expenses from January 2006 through March 2008. A survey of the travel and training expense of top officials at airports with passenger counts similar to that of Bluegrass showed that Gobb's expenses "outstrip" all of them.
LXVI JCPS Principal being investigated over missing money (Wave) by Elizabeth Donatelli, Posted by Charles Gazaway, Posted: September 12, 2008, Updated Oct. 20, 2008 ......the Commonwealth Attorney is currently reviewing an internal audit of Dixie Elementary School to determine whether to press charges against Adrian Sanford. The internal audit shows that nearly $66,000 is in question. most of that money went to 13 vendors, some who were paid twice.Others may not have done the work at all. Sanford allegedly hired relatives to be vendors, which he initially denied and is against the rules. One of whom has a drug related felony, also against the rules.
LXVII Article: City Official Fired After Drug Charges Joseph McMillan Arrested Thursday, Fired Friday by Mike Petchenik/WLKY - Posted & Updated September 5, 2008 *Article states: Jeffersontown, Ky. - The Jeffersontown Public Works director has been fired in the wake of charges of cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, and WLKY has learned it's not his first brush with the law.---- According to jail records, McMillan has been arrested eight times in the past 23 years. Name Mentioned: Joseph McMillan
LXVIII Article: U of L Education Dean under Investigation (Use of federal funds questioned) Courier Journal Newspaper - by Nancy Rodriquez - June 25, 2008 *Article states, the outgoing dean of the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development is at the center of a federal investigation into the possible misappropriation of $500,000 in federal grant money, his attorney said.* LXIX Article: 24 Police Officer Punished (Computer Porn led to investigation) Courier Journal Newspaper - Saturday, June 14, 2008 - by Jessie Halladay *Article states, Sargeants, Lieutenants and Detectives were involved* (Names mentioned: Sgt. Kevin Thompson, Sgt. Chris Thomas, Sgt. Rick Polin, Chad Kessinger, Sgt. Joe O'Toole, Sgt. David Burns, Lt. Jeffrey Wardrip, Sgt. Todd Kessinger, Lt. Jesse Duncan, Sgt. Lawrence Frank, Detective Timothy Hightower, Detective Steve Boughey, Detective Mark Final, Officer Kimberly Lankford, Officer Todd Roadhouse, Detective Derek Brooks, Detective Joshua Hasch, Officer Sean Jones, Detective Kenneth Nauert, Detective Kevin Wood, Detective Jay Scott, Detective Robbin Owens, Officer Scott Barto and Lt. Dwayne Reed).
LXX Article: Social Workers Allege Child Protection Service Abuses WLKY.com - Updated: November 14, 2007 Louisville, Kentucky - Social workers are alleging abuses in Kentucky's Child Protective Services. In a follow-up to a 3-year investigation of CPS, News Channel 32 interviewed a group of Kentucky social workers who alleged families are harassed and workers are pressured in efforts to boost adoption numbers.The high adoption trend apparently began in 2004, when adoptions in Kentucky ballooned to 724 while the federal bonus money more than doubled from $452,000 the previous year to more than $1 million.
LXXI Article: ABC chief quits after arrest (Beverage Control's Lily accused of DUI) Courier Journal Newspaper - Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - by Stephanie Steitzer *Article states, he lost his balance during a sobriety test and recorded a Breathalyzer reading of 0.181, the citation said. the legal limit in Kentucky is a reading of .08. (Names mentioned: Chris Lilly)
LXXII Article: Coroner fires Chief Deputy (Dismissal comes amid 2 pending lawsuits) Courier Journal Newspaper - Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - by Jessie Halladay *Article states, both Paulley and Arnold accuse Holmes of misusing money raised for a program that is supposed to provide markers for graves of indigents. The suits claim that Holmes has used portions of that money for personal use. The suit also allege that Holmes directed deputy coroners to seize all prescription medications at investigation scenes and to bring the medication directly to Holmes for storage in his office. Names mentioned: Jefferson County Coroner - Ronald Holmes
LXXIII Article: City Worker charged with Sodomizing young relative WLKY.COM - May 3, 2007 *Article states, David Ehle ---a city employee ---charged with sodomizing and sexually abusing a young family member --- The Mayors Office confirmed that Ehle is an employee of local government, where he works as a dispatcher. ---- police found hundreds of thousand of images of child pornography on a cd Ehle owned LXXIV Article: Kids' removal from homes eyed (State takes high number of blacks) Courier Journal - by Deborah Yetter - March 31, 2007 About 19 percent of the 7,000 children in state care are black, yet African Americans make up only 7.3 percent of Kentucky's population.
LXXV Article: LMPD Officer Arrested www.wlky.com - March 5, 2007 *Article states: Police arrested LMPD Officer Thomas G. Mudd --- charged with unlawful imprisonment and intimidating a witness.
LXXVI Article: Veteran Police Office Dennis Leber Quits after Accusation of stealing Money from Motorist badcopnews.wordpress.com (filed under Kentucky) September 1, 2006 *Article: Former Officer Leber stopped Jose Rodas -- Rodas claims Leber confiscated $3,500 cash from his wallet and several hundred more from his pocket before taking him to jail. ---- Officer Leber resigned August 16, a week after he arrested Rodas on drunk driving and three other charges. Leber was a 13 year veteran of the police force.* LXXVII Article: Fletcher asks Pence to Resign, Lieutenant Governor Declines "Lieutenant Governor Responds to Resignation Request" WLKY.com - Updated June 1, 2006 Gov. Ernie Fletcher has asked Gov. Pence to resign ---- Fletcher has been trying to stem political fallout from being tagged with misdemeanor public corruption charges. ------- Fletcher, Kentucky's first GOP governor since 1971, has been indicted on misdemeanor counts of conspiracy, official misconduct and political discrimination.The lieutenant governor was the latest in a list of adminstration officials who have resigned since the probe started, including Personnel Secretary Erwin Roberts, Commerce Secretary Jim Host and Daniel Groves, Fletcher's former chief of staff.
LXXVIII Article: Kentucky Official Indicted In Gov. Fletcher Probe Associated Press - September 20, 2005 *Article - Frankfort, KY - Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert has been indicted for violating the Kentucky Whistleblower Law and seeking revenge against a public employee. ----- the indictment was returned by the same grand jury that's investigation hiring practices within Gov. Fletcher's administration. The indictment alledged that between August and Sept. 16, Nighbert rejected a Supervisor's recommendation that McCrary get an award for superior work because she testified to the grand jury.
LXXIX Article - Four Police Officers Dismissed for Excessive Force wave 3 - by: Frances Kuo - February 11, 2005 Four Louisville Metro Police Officers have been fired for allegedly beating a man during a 2003 arrest. Chief White fired Garry Sapp, Donald Gillenwater, Chad Kaufman, and Aaron Shepherd. White says the officers used excessive force that he considers criminal, "It was considered assault two (second degree) which we consider a felony."
LXXX Article: Metro Police Officer Resigns Amid Rape Charges WAVE3.com - Louisville - May 26, 2004 Article states: Billy Ray White a Louisville Metro Police Officer ---- is accused of attacking a woman in January and offering to drop charges against another woman for sex*Names Mentioned: Billy Ray White LXXXI Article: Police Misconduct Kentucky Jackson Speaks Out on Louisville Police Los Angeles Times - Times Wire Reports - April 24, 2000 ----Civil Rights Activist Jesse Jackson said he would press for congressoinal hearings to look into police behavior in Louisville, Ky. Jackson said the Louisville Police department's recent decision to honor two officers who in 1999 shot to death Desmond Rudolph, an unarmend black motorist, showed the need for federal authorities to investigate the conduct of police in the city.
LXXXII Article: Convicted Cop says He 'Just Got Lost' WAVE 3 - by Eric Flack - (Frankfort KY, February 12, 2004) *Article states, Detective Mark Watson and Christie Richardson were arrested on more than 400 counts of police corruption in 2002. The 400 charges against Watson and Richardson included burglary, theft and falsifying search warrants. The trial cost taxpayers tens of thousands, and awards from civil suits from plaintiffs who say they were wrongly convicted by the detectives could reach into the millions. Watson and Richardson were also accused of cheating the city out of thousands of dollars by filing for bogus overtime and informant pay.* Names mentioned: Detective Mark Watson and Detective Christie Richardson LXXXIII Article: Cop kills another Black man in Louisville National News - Finalcall.comNews - January 16, 2004 - by Saeed Shabazz Michael Newby, 19 was shot dead - in the back three times - by Metro - Louisville undercover detective on January 3. (Comment from Connie Marshall, the Officers name was Mckinley Mattingly)
LXXXIV Article: Settlement in Ethics Case The New York Times - November 17, 2003 *Article states, Frankfort Ky, November 16 - Gov. Paul E. Patton reached a settlement on Sunday with a state Ethics Commission ---- Mr. Patton admits to two violations out of four charges against him and agreed to a $5,000 fine and a public reprimand.He also admitted to helping get certification for Ms. Connor's business through a program for companies owned by women or minorities.* LXXXV Article: Maze's shuffling response Courier Journal Newspaper - Friday, July 18, 2003 - Opinion/Editorial *Article states, Mr. Maze says he's darned if he can deduce how it happened that a speeding charge against J. Bryan Fantoni, an assistant commonwealth's attorney, was dropped.* Names mentioned: Irv Maze - former Jefferson County Attorney and now a Judge, etc.
LXXXVI Article: Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky is accused of Medicare Fraud The New York Times - Published: November 8, 2002 Louisville, Kentucky, November 7 - The federal government filed a lawsuit today accusing Lt. Gov. Steve Henry, and Orthopedic Surgeon, who is considering running for governor next year, of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid ---- A lawsuit brought today under the False Claims Act accuses Dr. Henry of improperly billing for 44 operations it says he missed -- Dr. Henry called the accusations untrue, he said he missed only 16 operations. ---- Under the false claims act the government is allowed to triple the amount of damages to the state. Mr. Pence estimates the loss to the state at $60,000, which would be tripled to $180.000.
LXXXVII Article: Kentucky Judge Charged with Drunk Driving (article from AP online) - www.highbeam.com - February 7, 2002 Article states: A Kentucky Supreme Court Justice pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving ---- Martin Johnstone had a 0.22 blood-alcohol level, more than 2 1/2 time the legal limit. Names Mentioned: Justice Martin Johnstone LXXXVIII Article: Kentucky Bridges Bribe Case Involves More Than Inspectors www.ENR.com - by Richard Korman - January 7, 2002 *Article states: The engineer, Ron Gardner, has filed a lawsuit in state court in Frankfort under the State Whistleblower law. He claims that he was demoted after reporting that bridge inspectors solicited bribes, padded timesheets and accepted substandard materials on the John F. Kennedy Bridge at Louisville. A grand jury last month indicted Kevin Lee Earles in connection with the schemes. Undercover agents say they paid Estes bribes of $6,000 and $3,000. The criminal case overlaps with a dispute between the Cabinet and a contractor hired in 1999 to repaint the bridge. In a lawsuit the contractor, Abhe and Svoboda, Prior Lake, Minn., its subcontractor and a surety accuse Earles, inspector Billy Strader and cabinet employee Scott Kring of allegedly soliciting bribes. LXXXIX Article: For Steve Henry, "I do" turns to "No, I Didn't" by Patrick Crowley, covers Ky Politics for the Ky Enquirer - December 3, 2000 *Article states: the state has been reimbursed for the wedding expenses by Mr. Henry, ----------- to the tune of $4,372 by Mrs. French Henry's family which repaid $2,116.32 ---- and by the Ms. Kentucky Scholarship Organization which reimbursed the state $349.57. State Auditor, Ed Hatchett continues to look into allegations that state resources were used to prepare for and pull off the wedding.* XC Article: Jefferson Judge pleads guilty to DUI charge Courier Journal Newspaper - by Kim Wessel - March 14, 2000 Article state, Judge Jerry Bowles, Family Court Judge was charged with drunken driving -- and pleaded guilty ------had a 0.103 blood-alcohol level, slightly above the 0.10 level at which a driver is presumed drunk -----Bowles license was suspended for 90 days ----Bowles denied traveling 90 mph. --- Bowles Lawyer, Larry Simon --- he was released on his own recognizance by Family Court Judge Joan Byer. Normally, between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., bonds are set by trial commissioners. Bowles said he couldn't remember exactly how it happened, but once he qualified to be released, he called Byer, who then checked on it and approved it. Comment from Connie Marshall - Larry Simon, Judge Bowles Attorney was married to Joan Byer, the Family Court Judge that released Judge Bowles. (what a coincidence)
XC1 Civil Right Activists Express Disappointment, Not Surprise WlKY - by O'Neil, Luckett to be reassigned Article states, Duncan said there's no justice in Louisville. When a handcuffed man can be shot 11 times and killed by two detectives and the most discipline that can be administered is a written reprimand, -----. Names Mentioned: Detective Mike O'Neil and Detective Bryan Luckett. Comment from Connie Marshall, I understand that Mr. Taylor (the victim) was handcuffed "behind" his back.
TAX DOLLAR AND FEDERAL FUNDING INVESTMENTS
thanking us for our investments, is not necessary,
However we do,
"thank you and Federal Gov. Funding for your contributions"
Officials use tax dollars for Pornography
Millions of dollars stolen by the Officials
Illegal drugs are trafficked by Officials
In 2004 Officials doubled the number of children placed for adoption in 1 year and the fed bonus money doubled to over 1 million dollars
Officials used fed funds to help family & friends with financial needs, & even provided jobs with cushy salaries
A news report stated the largest percent increase - 12 percent - of men in prison was in KY, where Gov. Beshear highlighted the cost of corrections in a budget speech
In 2007 about 19% of the 7,000 children in state care were black, yet African Americans only make up 7.3% of Kentucky population
A news report stated that 1 in every 355 white women aged 35 - 39 is behind bars, compard with 1 of every 100 black women in that age group
It's been a real pleasure serving "OURSElVES," sorry, I mean you, looking forward to the upcoming years
Your Corrupt Officials
Disclaimer: If you are not a corrupt official, this message does not pertain to you
Kentucky Number 1 in Child Abuse Deaths
www.lexingtonfamily.com - 2007 (Lexington Family - Central Kentucky's Parenting Resource)
Kentucky ranks at the top of the list in highest rate of child deaths from abuse and neglect in the United States, according to a report released October 21 from "Every Child matters Education Fund," a non profit group in Washington DC. In 2007 KY had 41 deaths or a rate of 4.09 per 100,000 children in the state according to the report.
Kentucky ranks among states with the highest level of children living in poverty the top 5 are Arizona (26%), New Mexico (26%), Kentucky (24%), Alabama (24%), and Mississippi (24%)
Louisville Kentucky, City Water
31 CITIES TAP WATER HAS CANCER-CAUSING
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM STUDY SAYS
news.yahoo.com - by Brad Michael Dykes - Dec. 20, 2010
The Environmental working group released a report Monday indicating that millions of Americans are regularly drinking hexavalent chromium, made famousin the film "Erin Brockovich" as a carcinogen, through their tap water. ---- Just last October, a draft review by the EPA similarly found that ingesting the chemical in tap water is likely to be carcinogenic to humans. Other health risk associated with exposure include liver and kidney damage, anemia and ulcers. *The list of cities included Louisville,Kentucky*
OTHER LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY BUSINESSES INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION
A. Article: Ex-operator of Letcher personal care home pleads guilty to theft Reported by: Deborah Yetter - November 2, 2011 The former operator of an Eastern Kentucky personal care home has admitted to state charges that he stole more than $300,000 in funds meant for residents --most of them mentally disabled - using some of the money for vehicles that included a GMC hummer, a Chevrolet Silverado and a Ford F-150 pickup truck. James F. "Chum" Tackett pleaded guilty Tuesday in Letcher Circuit Court of theft, exploitation of a vulnerable adult and income tax fraud according to the Kentucky Attorney General's office, which handled the investigation. B. Article: U of L Employee Charged with Stealing Cash by Steve Burgin/WLKY - Posted: May 21, 2010 - Updated May 21, 2010 *Article: Louisville, Ky - Another University of Louisville staffer has been charged with stealing from the university. Susan Dewitt ---took thousands of dollars. --- On May 5, Dewitt was charged. The citation said she took $4,000 to $5,000 a year for six to seven years. U of L authorities believe it is twice as much and that she took at least $72,000 ---. C. Article: Kentucky Businessman pleas guilty in bribery The Associated Press - by Matthew Barakat - May 3, 2006 Alexandria VA - Vernon Jackson, 53 Chief Executive of the Louisville, Kentucky based telecommunications firm "iGate" Inc., admitted to bribery of a public official during a plea hearing in a U.S. District Court ---- the total value of the bribes is between $400,000 and $1 million
******************************** CORRUPTION IN OTHER AREAS OF KENTUCKY
1 Article: Corrupt Sheriff - Two-term Whitley Official helped drug Traffickers The Independent - May 15, 2011 Former Whitley County Sheriff Basis Lawrence Hodge certainly is not the first elected official in eastern Kentucky to be sent to prison for misdeeds in his office...........The latest charges against Hodge came from multiple investigations that have resulted in at least four related guilty pleas, including one involving disgraced Williamsburg attorney Ronnie Wayne Reynolds......Hodge admitted in court Thursday that he used his office to take kickbacks from Reynolds, shake down an oxycodone dealer for drugs and steal checks from the sheriff's office.
2 Article: Attorney says he, Ex-Sheriff Extorted Money from Defendants Kentucky.com, Lexington Herald Leader, email@example.com, by Bill Estep - Posted: May 13, 2011 A Williamsburg defense attorney has admitted conspiracy with a former Whitley County Sheriff to extort money from people facing criminal charges. Hodge also was charged last year with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his office. Names Mentioned: Ronnie Wayne Reynolds and Lawrence Hodge, who served two terms as Whitley County Sheriff. 3 Article: Investigators: Radcliff Police Officer Ask Teen in Chat Room to have Sex (WHAS 11) whas.com, by Ann Prendergast, Posted: May 11, 2011 Radcliff Police Officer David Williams was arrested at the Radcliff Police Station on Monday, and he was charged with computer solicitation of a minor. 4 Article: Former KY Judge - Executive Found Guilty in Votes Cases westkystar.com - Published March 4, 2011 - by AP *Article states: Bowling Green, KY - Fed Prosecutors said on Friday that a jury found 54 year old Wilbur P. Graves of Tompkinsville guilty of conspiracy to buy votes in November 2006 in his own race in Monroe County. A woman pleaded guilty in the case ----testified that Graves gave her money to buy votes and that she paid around 140 people, some receiving $40 and others $60.*
5 Article: Jailers Indicted www.courierjournal.com - written by Associated Press - February 24, 2011 *Article states: Hodgensville KY - Indictment came after a 2 year investigation by Kentucky State Police according to the News Enterprise it accuses Travis Strader of bringing prescription pain killers, cell phones, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco ----he gave the items to female inmates for sexual favors in exchange -- Harold Marcum----giving tobacco to female inmates in exchange for sex ----Josh Robinson is accused of bringing a cell phone, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco into the jail.*
6 Article: Exclusive: Bullitt County Deputy Jailer Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges WAVE - February 22, 2011 - by John Chrisos *Article: Shepherdsville, Kentucky - A Bullitt County Jailer found himself on the other side of the cell after deputies arrested hi on sex abuse charges --- Steven Plessinger ----Plessinger is charged with first degree sexual abuse of a victim under 12 and first degree sodomy ---Plessinger admitted to sexual acts with a young girl for years from the time she was 11 until 13. She is now 15.*
7 Article: Bell Couple charged with Stealing Bingo Money by: Bill Estep - firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted Feb. 9, 2011, Modified Feb. 9, 2011 --- Jesse J. Hall was charged with five felony counts of diverting charitable-gaming funds and with one count of failing to make required disposition of funds --- Juanita Hall was charged with four felony counts of diverting charitable-gaming funds. The Halls are listed as officer of the Bell County Fair and Exposition Board Inc., --- Jesse J. Hall also is a constable, state officials said.
8 Article: County Officials React to Fire Chief's Arrest wkyt 27 Newsfirst Reporter: Cheryl Glassford - Posted: February 7, 2011 Powell County Officials are reacting to the arrest of Clay City Volunteer Fire Department Chief. --- State Police arrested --- Richard Rogers ---after investigating a complaint of misuse of funds and a possible stolen fire truck from Clay City Volunteer Fire Department.
9 Article: Audit Reveals Major Utility and Legislator Corruption pageonekentucky.com - January 27, 2011 *Article: You don't have to live in Pikeville to know there are problems with the Mountain Water District and Utility Management Group ---In this case those wasted dollars are in the milllions. Crit Luallens office was asked to audit the Water District. It's so bad that the audit has been referred to the Office of the Attorney General for investigation and to the Public Service Commission for review. Names Mentioned: State Representative W. Keith Hall 10 Article: Former Garrard Official Indicted on Theft Charges kentucky.com - Lexington Herald-Leader - by Greg Kocher - October 21, 2010 Lancaster - a former deputy in the Garrard County Clerk's Office is free on bond after she was indicted on charges that she stole more than $10,000 from that office. Names Mentioned: Elizabeth Lane
11 Article: Lawsuit Claims Constable Acted Ilegally Kentucky Politics, written by avanbenschoten, August 12, 2010 Article - Newport - A civil lawsuit filed in Campbell Circuit Court this week accuses an elected official of living outside the district in which he was elected and of committing welfare fraud by failing to report income earned from his elected position.The lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Campbell County Constable Nick Wilson, a Democrat seeking re-election in November. 12 Article: Reams Indicted by Laurel Grand Jury The Times Tribune - Corbin - by Carl Keith Greene - May 24, 2010 (Had Allegedly used Public Safety Funds to buy handgun, holster for personal use.) The former Laurel County Public Safety Director was indicted Friday in Laurel Circuit Court with abuse of public trust under $10,000. Brian K. Reams --- used Laurel County Public funds to buy a handgun and holster for his personal use. ---Reams is allegedly under investigation for apparently mishandling 1.8 million federal grant for the chemical storage Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). 13 Article: Spencer County Judge Executive Arrested for .. www.Wave3.com - by Maria Ansari, posted by Charles Gazaway, April 11, 2010, Updated June 28, 2010 *Article states: Spencer County, KY (WHAS) The Judge executive of Spencer County spent 9 hours in jail after Ky Police arrested him for allegedly driving drunk ---------This isn't Jenkins first time under scrutiny. In 2009 he resigned from the Kentucky association of Counties after a state investigation found he used an association credit card at a Louisville Strip Club and a Lexington Escort Service -----Jenkins is also the head of the Alcoholic Beverage Control in Spencer County
14 Article: 3 Coal Miner Supervisors Indicted kentucky.com - Lexington Herald - Leader - Posted June 25, 2010 - by Dori Hjalmarson *Article - Three Supervisors with Black Mountain Resources Coal Company were indicted in federal court ---- on a charge that they sent 12 miners into a Letcher County Coal mine that had been ordered closed after a methone ignition. According to the indictment Anthony Esteves, Curtis Scott and Stephan Countise sent 12 miners into the mine after MSHA ordered the mine closed. near Cumberland
15 Article: Kentucky Officials Charged with Conspiracy, Bribery kypost.com - 2010 *Article states - Ashland KY (AP) Elliott County Judge - Executive Flemer D "David" Blair and Deputy County Judge - Executive Barry F. Blair scheduled for arraignment Oct. 21 in Federal Court in Ashland. --- Prosecutor's say both men allegedly distributed county - owned gravel to potential voters for free in May 2010 to sway their votes in the primary election. 16 Article: Kentucky Election Officials Arrested, Charged with Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines the Brad Blog - by Brad Friedman, March 19, 2009 Article states: Circuit Court Judge, County Clerk and Election Officials among eight indicted for gaming elections 2002, 2004 2006. (used popular, unverifiable ES&S touch screens to flip votes)
17 Article: Mayor Resigns www.wkyt.com/wymtnews - November 10, 2008 The longtime Pineville Mayor is set to got to trial in January for Federal Vote buying charges. His son Brent Madon pleaded guilty in the case last month
18 Article: KY Officials Charged with Ethics Violations www.wbko.com - Posted: September 28, 2008 *Article: Officials in 11 Kentucky Counties ----are charged with Ethics Violations. The commission can enter penalties up to a $5,000 fine if it finds someone guilty of a violation.*
19 Article: Three Grant County, Kentucky, Detention Center Officials Indicted for Civil Rights Violations www.usdoj.gov - January 24, 2008 *Article - According to the indictment, on February 14, 2003 defendants Sydnor, Lanham and Freeman, along with the deputies not named in the indictment, while on official duty, taunted an 18 year old high school student who had been brought in on a speeding charge. The deputies teased the teenager about his physical appearance and told him that he would make a good "girlfriend" for the other inmates. The indictment alledges that the defendants then solicited a group of convicted felons housed in a general population cell to sexually assault the teenager.
20 Article: Knott County judge, Other County Officials Indicted www.wymtnews.com by Danielle Morgan, November 30, 2007 *Article states, Four Eastern Kentucky Officials are arrested on fraud charges. Prosecutors say Knott County Judge Executive Randy Thompson, two deputies in his office, and a magistrate were involved in a vote buying scheme ---Following a visit from the feds, the State Auditor reported numerous questionable county records including nearly $800,000 dollars in county road expenses that couldn't be validated.
21 Article: Judge suspended for delays The Cincinnati Enquirer - September 5, 2001 *Article - Frankfort - Robert Overstreet, Circuit judge for Scott, Woodford and Bourbon counties, will be suspended for 15 days for a pattern of lengthy delays in deciding cases. The commissions said it had received numerous complaints about his inaction on all kinds of cases.
MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONABLE ACTIVITY
I Article: Court Case Looks Into Possible Gas Gouging in Kentucky (WDRB) May 19, 2011, Updated: May 23, 2011 *Article - Louisville, KY (WDRB) The Kentucky Attorney General's Office is once again fighting in court to prove drivers in the Bluegrass have been gouged. Jack Conway says the oil company illegally raised prices during an emergency declaration. Wholesale gasoline rose about 30 cents last month. On the stand a consultant says during the emergency declaration Marathon cost actually went down, but they raised the wholesale price by 30 cent. The consultant said that significantly added to Marathons bottom line, which jumped by 450 million in just a few days. II Article: Hundreds of Thousand of School Property Missing at UK Lexington, Ky, (WAVE), by Eric Flack, May 9, 2011 Article: ---- Now a WAVE3 Trouble shooter investigation has uncovered large amounts of school property missing at the University of Kentucky. --- Missing inventory from 2008 - Present includes a $43,000 micro-computer, a $40,000 Rehabilitation machine, a $25,000 Surgical laser, and a $19,000 digital copier. Also on the list a hospital stretcher, upright freezer, bookcases, treadmill, leg curl machine, and ice water dispenser. All of it lost by the University of Kentucky. Hundreds of computers are gone. Total sticker price for all missing property at UK in the past 3 years: $2,900,000. and most of the items were bought with taxpayer money......
III Probe of high gas prices in Louisville begins The Courier-Journal, by Dan Klepal, July 3, 2008 Attorney General Jack Conway said today that the investigation of high gas prices in Jefferson County has begun and eventually will include questioning nearly every gasoline retailer and wholesaler in the area........... Conway added that his office should have all the information gathered within about a month........"But if the people of Jefferson county have been defrauded, then they're owed some sort of restitution," he said.
In New Jersey we're more corrupt, we arrested Mayors and Rabbi's, 'you feel me,' can you top that?
And the Winner is ....... "Louisville, Kentucky"
'Yes we Can' In Louisville, KY, we have corrupt Mayors, Police Officers, Governors & Numerous Officials, 'you ain't got nothing' on us, 'Child please'
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*Coming Soon - Much Much More* Corrupt Officials in my town involved in and/or creating the infrastructure for these crimes state, "We have been told not to assist you," and I have also been told by Police Officer, Danny Lawless that no one is going to assist me because I am "Redlined." Danny Lawless also spreaded rumors regarding my health, (see police reports and my Journal) I wonder if Danny Lawless, Louisville Metro Police Officer is related to Jo Lawless, Assistant United States Attorney, Louisville, Kentucky, and is Barbara Huber, Manager or Supervisor with Insight Communications (My Telephone, Internet and Cable were intercepted for years and then turned off even though my bill was paid because I kept asking for assistance) is related to David Huber(Previous United States Attorney, Louisville, Kentucky) who stepped down and retired, as I did not receive any assistance from this office (see "Officials Denying Assistance," "Officials Direct Quotes," "Is this Nepotism," "Harassing Communications," "My Journal pages regarding "Insight Communications, etc.