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January 2010 - February 2010 Cases

February 24, 2010

David H. Crouse of Lexington, Kentucky was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  These charges are related to the operation of a business, Crouse Concrete, Inc. in Jessamine County, and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding tax.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Franklin Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000038.

Randy E. ChrismanRandy E. Chrisman of Richmond, Kentucky was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  These charges are related to the operation of two businesses, Chrisman’s Quick Express in Jackson County and Red Lick Valley Country Store in Madison County, and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding tax.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Franklin Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000037.

February 19, 2010

Penny McLaughlin Penny Elaine McLaughlin of Mount Washington, Kentucky was tried and convicted by a Bullitt Circuit Court jury on one count of Preparing a False Tax Return.  The jury recommended a sentence of one year in prison.  This charge was related to the operation of a business, McLaughlin Financial Services Inc.  Ann Roe and David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Bullitt Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-000126.

February 1, 2010

Connie Mack Gabbard of Rochester, Kentucky was indicted by the Butler County Grand Jury on one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  This charge is in relation to the operation of three businesses, Green River Equipment, Inc., Uticon, Inc. and Yukon Valley Minerals, Inc., and the failure to remit collected sales, use and payroll withholding taxes.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Butler Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000009.

Lesa J. Gabbard of Morgantown, Kentucky was indicted by the Butler County Grand Jury on one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  This charge is in relation to the operation of three businesses, Green River Equipment, Inc., Uticon, Inc. and Yukon Valley Minerals, Inc., and the failure to remit collected sales, use and payroll withholding taxes.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Butler Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000010.

January 28, 2010

William Ayers William O. Ayers of Louisville, Kentucky was convicted by a Jefferson Circuit Court jury on five felony counts of Failure To File Kentucky Individual Income Tax Returns for 2001 through 2005.  The jury returned guilty verdicts on all five felony counts and recommended a three year prison sentence.  Ayers, a Louisville attorney, had his license to practice law automatically suspended due to the conviction.  Ann Roe and David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  Hon. Tom VanDeRostyne and Hon. Nick Neumann prosecuted this case to its conclusion.  The case is Jefferson Circuit Court indictment 08-CR-001193.

January 27, 2010

 

Kenneth Jones Kenneth Lee Jones of Louisville, Kentucky was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  This charge is related to the operation of a business, Poplar Grove Rest Home, Inc., in Muhlenberg County, and the failure to remit collected payroll withholding tax.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Franklin Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000021.

January 26, 2010

Andrew Tarr Andrew C. Tarr of Louisville, Kentucky pled guilty in Jefferson Circuit Court to one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  This charge was related to the operation of a business, Street & Strip Performance Inc., and the failure to remit collected sales and use taxes.  Judge Irv Maze gave Tarr a 5 year prison sentence, diverted on conditions including the repayment of the full amounts owed for the theft of these tax revenues.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  Hon. John Balenovich prosecuted this case to its conclusion.  The case is Jefferson Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-001828.

 

Brandon Scott Owens Brandon Scott Owens of London, Kentucky pled guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  The charges were related to the operation of a business, Sel Et Poivre Café & Market, Inc., in Laurel County, and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding taxes.  Judge Phillip J. Shepherd gave Owens a 5 year prison sentence, diverted on conditions including the repayment of the full amounts owed for the theft of these tax revenues.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Franklin Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-00080.

January 21, 2010

Mark Jacobs Mark W. Jacobs of Louisville, Kentucky pled guilty in Jefferson Circuit Court to one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  The charge is related to the operation of a business, Nasier Advertising, Inc., and the failure to remit collected payroll withholding tax.  Judge Charles Cunningham gave Jacobs a 1 year prison sentence, diverted on conditions including the immediate payment of $50,000 in restitution and repayment of the full remaining amounts owed for the theft of these tax revenues.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  Hon. John Balenovich prosecuted this case to its conclusion.  The case is Jefferson Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-002625.

January 15, 2010

Deborah Coulter Deborah J. Coulter of Bardstown, Kentucky pled guilty in Nelson Circuit Court to two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  These charges are related to the operation of a business, Tom Pigs, Inc., and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding tax.  Judge Charles C. Simms III gave Coulter a 5 year prison sentence and placed her in the pretrial diversion program with conditions including the repayment of the full amounts owed for the theft of these tax revenues.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Nelson Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-000259.

Shirley Hinton

Shirley Hinton of Vanceburg, Kentucky was indicted by the Lewis County Grand Jury on thirteen felony counts: six counts of Filing a False Income Tax Return, six counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property and one count of Official Misconduct First Degree.  The tax charges against Hinton are related to her Kentucky individual income tax returns for 1999, 2001 and 2005-2008 when she served as the elected Lewis County Clerk.  Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is being prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Special Prosecutions.  The case is Lewis Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000001.

Christine Goss Christine G. Goss of East Bernstadt, Kentucky was sentenced in Laurel Circuit Court subsequent to her conviction at trial on two felony counts of Theft of Identity.  Judge John Knox Mills sentenced Goss to seven years in prison.  The charges are related to the filing of a 2007 Kentucky individual income tax return.  Ann Roe testified at the trial of this matter. Hon. Danny Evans prosecuted this case to its conclusion.   The case is Laurel Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-000186.

January 11, 2010

Jeffery R. Owen of Louisville, Kentucky was indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury on 36 felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  These charges are related the operation of three businesses, Children Today, Inc., Kids World of America, Inc. and JKTT, Inc., dba Academy of Learning of Louisville, Kids Kingdom I and II and Creative Years of Louisville, and the failure to remit collected payroll withholding taxes.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and prepared it for prosecution.  The case is Jefferson Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000045.

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