According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky, an Ohio man has admitted in federal court he defrauded an Ashland bank and seventeen people and businesses in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin of more than $4.6 million.
A former Social Security Administration judge has pleaded guilty to taking more than $600,000 in bribes in cases involving clients of a Kentucky lawyer who is facing prison time for a scheme to defraud the government.
A lawyer for two whistleblowers says a judge has ruled that a Kentucky attorney should pay about $31 million in damages and penalties as part of the fallout from a scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 40 years in federal prison, for orchestrating a fraudulent oil production enterprise in Kentucky that defrauded investors, nationwide, out of more than $3 million.
Samuel K. Pate Jr.'s job was to deposit donations into the accounts of his conservative clients — including campaign funds for now-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republican Sen. David Vitter. Instead, his bookkeeping scheme diverted more than $1 million into his own accounts to pay for a lavish lifestyle of vacation homes, luxury vehicles and jewelry, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Federal authorities say they have uncovered a scheme in which a man stole more than $1 million in contributions to conservative political causes, including campaign funds for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.