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March 2010 - April 2010 Cases

April 20, 2010

Carolyn Farmer Williams

Carolyn Farmer-WilliamsCarolyn Farmer Williams of Louisville, Kentucky pled guilty in Jefferson Circuit Court to two counts of Attempted Filing of a False Kentucky Individual Income Tax Return. These charges are related to her 2005 and 2006 Kentucky individual income tax returns. Judge Charles Cunningham sentenced Williams to 12 months in jail, conditionally discharged on conditions including the full payment of back taxes, interest and penalties to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. Hon. Frank Dahl prosecuted this case to its conclusion. The case is Jefferson Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-002417.

April 19, 2010

George Michael Winchester

pic of George Michael WinchesterGeorge Michael Winchester of Lexington, Kentucky was indicted by the Fayette County Grand Jury on two felony counts of Failure to File an Individual Income Tax Return (2004 and 2005) and three felony counts of Filing a Fraudulent Individual Income Tax Return (2006, 2007 and 2008).  Winchester, the owner and operator of A-1 Winchester Towing, was also indicted on 38 other charges related to the operation of that business.  Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Fayette Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000467.

April 16, 2010

Shirley Hinton

Shirley HintonShirley Hinton of Vanceburg, Kentucky pled guilty in Lewis Circuit Court to 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.  Hinton paid in full $5,133 owed for state income taxes in those years.  Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  Hon. Todd Lewis, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Special Prosecutions prosecuted the case to this conclusion.  The case is Lewis Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000001.

April 12, 2010

Melissa Turpin

Melissa TurpinMelissa Turpin of Monticello, Kentucky pled guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to two felony counts of Filing Fraudulent Kentucky Individual Income Tax Returns.  The charges are related to returns filed in 2007 and 2008 when Turpin was the elected Wayne County Clerk.  Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  Hon. Larry Cleveland prosecuted the case to this conclusion.  The case is Franklin Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-000245.

Roger S. Walker

roger walkerRoger S. Walker of Marion, Illinois, pled guilty in Union Circuit Court to all charged offenses related to the operation of a business, K.R.W., Inc. of Marion, dba Country Corner and Country Plaza, and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding taxes, along with the issuance of four bad checks to the Department of Revenue.  Walker pled guilty to four felony counts of Theft by Deception and eight felony counts and two misdemeanor counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  In conjunction with his guilty plea, Walker tendered $47,000 toward joint and several restitution in this case.  The prosecution is recommending a three year prison sentence which will be diverted on conditions including his repayment of restitution at a minimum monthly rate of $1,000 per month.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  Hon. Michael Williamson prosecuted this case to its conclusion.  The case is Union Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-000052.

Kimberly L. Walker

kimberly walkerKimberly L. Walker of Marion, Illinois, pled guilty in Union Circuit Court to fifteen misdemeanor offenses related to the operation of a business, K.R.W., Inc. of Marion, dba Country Corner and Country Plaza, and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding taxes, along with the issuance of four bad checks to the Department of Revenue.  In conjunction with her co-defendant’s guilty pleas to all charged felony offenses, Walker pled guilty to four misdemeanor Theft by Deception charges and eleven misdemeanor counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property.  In conjunction with her guilty pleas, Walker tendered $47,000 toward joint and several restitution in this case.  The prosecution is recommending a twelve month jail sentence which will be conditionally discharged on conditions including the repayment of restitution at a minimum monthly rate of $1,000 per month.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  Hon. Michael Williamson prosecuted this case to its conclusion.  The case is Union Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-000051.

March 26, 2010

Penny Elaine McLaughlin

Penny McLaughlinPenny Elaine McLaughlin of Mount Washington, Kentucky was sentenced in Bullitt Circuit Court subsequent to her conviction at jury trial on one count of Preparing a False Tax Return. Judge Rodney Burress sentenced McLaughlin to a one year prison sentence, probated, with 30 days to serve in the Bullitt County Detention Center as a condition of that probation. McLaughlin was also sentenced to later serve 250 hours of community service and to have no involvement with the preparation of any other tax returns. Ann Roe and David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. Hon. Brett Butler and Hon. Susan Streible prosecuted this case to its conclusion. The case is Bullitt Circuit Court indictment 09-CR-000126.

Gene H. Pulley

Gene H. Pulley of Russellville, Kentucky was indicted by the Logan County Grand Jury on 14 felony counts: 2 counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property and 12 counts of Theft by Deception. These charges are related to the operation of two businesses, Pulley’s Wholesale Tires, Inc. and Pulley’s Tires, and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding taxes, along with the issuance of bad checks to the Department of Revenue. Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. The case is Logan Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-00061.

Teresa Pulley

Teresa Pulley of Russellville, Kentucky was indicted by the Logan County Grand Jury on 14 felony counts: 2 counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property and 12 counts of Theft by Deception. These charges are related to the operation of two businesses, Pulley’s Wholesale Tires, Inc. and Pulley’s Tires, and the failure to remit collected sales and payroll withholding taxes, along with the issuance of bad checks to the Department of Revenue. Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. The case is Logan Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-00062.

March 24, 2010

Jeffrey J. Damron

Jeffrey J. Damron of Robinson Creek, Kentucky was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on three felony counts: one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property and two counts of Theft by Deception.  These charges are related to the operation of a business, Damron Furniture Company, Inc. in Pike County, and the failure to remit collected sales tax along with the issuance of bad checks to the Department of Revenue.  Debra Clancy investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Franklin Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000045.

March 23, 2010

Damon Depaso

Damon Depaso of Louisville, Kentucky was indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury on five felony counts: one count of Filing a False Tax Return for 2004 and four counts of Failure to File Individual Income Tax Returns in 2005-2008.  David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Jefferson Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000910.

Brenda Depaso

Brenda Depaso of Louisville, Kentucky was indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury on five felony counts: one count of Filing a False Tax Return for 2004 and four counts of Failure to File Individual Income Tax Returns in 2005-2008.  David Whitehouse investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  The case is Jefferson Circuit Court indictment 10-CR-000910.

March 10, 2010

William O. Ayers

William AyersWilliam O. Ayers of Louisville, Kentucky was sentenced in Jefferson Circuit Court following his conviction on five felony counts of Failure to File Kentucky Individual Income Tax Returns.  Judge Susan Schultz Gibson sentenced Ayers to a three year prison sentence, probated, with 90 days to serve in Louisville Metro Corrections, and a $5,000 fine to be paid.  Ayers, an attorney, had his license to practice law suspended as a result of this 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.

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