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December 14, 2012

Charles C. Moberly

Charles C. Moberly of East Bernstadt pled guilty in Franklin County Circuit Court to one Class C Felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property ($74,486.28 in unremitted sales tax) and one Class D Felony count of Theft by Deception ($3,530.70 for an unhonored check) in relation to the business Shell Mart, LLC. Mr. Moberly is scheduled to be sentenced for these criminal offenses on February 8, 2012. Debra Crawford investigated this case, Franklin County Circuit Court Indictment 11-CR-00083, and presented it for prosecution.

December 7, 2012

David A. Towell

David A. Towell of Warren County was sentenced on two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in relation to the business Iron Will, Inc. He was given one year on each count. Mr. Towell was granted pretrial diversion and placed on probation for five years. During that time he must pay restitution to the Department of Revenue in the amount of $95,967.23. Debra Crawford investigated this case, Franklin Circuit Court Indictment 09-CR-00093, and presented it for prosecution.

November 28, 2012

Donna S. Liebert

Donna S. Liebert was sentenced in Boone County Circuit Court to five years with five years pretrial diversion. She pled guilty to five counts of willful filing of false tax returns and twelve counts of willfully aiding or assisting another in the preparation of false tax returns. Both charges are Class D felonies. As a condition of her diversion, she must pay restitution in the amount of $9,800. Rob Watts investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

November 21, 2012

Sharon B. Hoffman

Sharon B. Hoffman of Bellevue, Ky., was indicted in Franklin Circuit Court on one count of willfully failing to pay taxes owing or collected, with the intent to evade payment. This case related to income Ms. Hoffman received, but did not report, on her Kentucky individual income tax return for the taxable year 2009. The total amount of tax involved in this matter is $6,682.00. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution

September 7, 2012

James K. Willett

James WillettJames K. Willett pled guilty to five felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. He was sentenced to five years on each count. The sentence was diverted for five years during which time Mr. Willett must pay restitution to the state of $22,471.22. Mr. Willett may not operate a business in the state during this time period, he must complete 100 hours of community service and will have to serve time in jail for missed payments, up to six months for five missed payments. His diversion will be revoked if he misses more than six payments. Debra Crawford investigated this case, Jefferson County Circuit Indictment 12-CR-2151, and presented it for prosecution.

Samantha Soards

Samantha Soards pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns and was sentenced to diversion in Kenton County Indictment 12-CR-3338. These counts relate to falsified W-2s Ms. Soards submitted to the Department as evidence of fraudulent refund claims in excess of $3700. Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

​March 15, 2012

Michael W. Ward

Michael W. Ward, Carpe Diem Enterprises, Inc. of Covington, Ky., was indicted on one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in reference to collected sales and use tax and withholding tax that was not remitted to the Commonwealth. The total amount of stolen tax money is $19,703.78. Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. It is Kenton Circuit Court Indictment 12-CR-00216.

February 22, 2012

James “Chum” Tackett

James “Chum” Tackett, of Letcher County, was sentenced in relation to a variety of charges, including five felony counts of Filing a Fraudulent Individual Income Tax Return. These charges are in relation to Mr. Tackett’s Kentucky individual income tax returns for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Mr. Tackett was sentenced to 10 years probation and ordered to pay $108,856 in restitution to the Department, along with other terms. Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. It is Letcher Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-00137.

January 31, 2012

Ronald P. and Sheryl L. Karr

Ronald P. and Sheryl L. Karr each pled guilty to and were sentenced on six misdemeanor counts of Misapplication of Entrusted Property. These cases arose from Mr. and Mrs. Karr’s failure to file Kentucky returns and pay Kentucky income tax. As part of the plea agreement, the Karrs were ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to the Department of Revenue. Robin N. Kinney investigated this case, Jefferson Circuit Indictment 11-CR-3113, and presented it for prosecution.

January 26, 2012

Sharon Streck

pic of Sharon StreckSharon Streck pled guilty to one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. This case was related to $48,085.69 in unremitted sales tax and withholding tax that was collected on behalf of a business owned by Ms. Streck. Ms. Streck was sentenced to five years. She entered into a five-year diversion plan that requires her to make full restitution to the Department of Revenue within the time period. Debra Clancy investigated this case, Kenton Circuit Indictments 10-CR-00323, and presented it prosecution.

January 20, 2012

Wesley Hamilton

pic of Wesley HamiltonWesley Hamilton was sentenced to five years on two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in reference to $14,526.55 in sales tax and withholding tax that was collected by a business he owned in Floyd County. The collected funds were not remitted to the Commonwealth. Mr. Hamilton was given pretrial diversion for a period of five years during which time he must pay restitution in full to the Department of Revenue. Debra Clancy investigated this case, Franklin Circuit Indictment 11-CR-00045, and presented it for prosecution.

January 18, 2012

Bill C. Shehan, Jr.

pic of Bill Sheehan

Bill C. Shehan, Jr. pled guilty to one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in reference to unremitted withholding tax. Mr. Shehan was sentenced to two and one-half years in prison, which he is serving in federal prison concurrently with a three-year federal sentence. Mr. Shehan must also pay $13,867.31 in restitution to the Department of Revenue. Debra Clancy investigated this case, Boone Count. Circuit Indictment 10-CR-00337, and presented it for prosecution.

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