A federal tax return preparer from Glasgow was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns.
United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, David Hale announced today that 48-year old Greg P. Denham was sentenced to prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns.
On April 11, 2012, a Bowling Green Grand Jury returned a thirty-five count Indictment against Denham, alleging he knowingly helped prepare false federal tax returns.
On November 19th, Denham pleaded guilty to all 35 counts of the Indictment, admitting that between February 2006 and May 2009, he knowingly prepared individual income tax returns that misrepresented expenses and under-reported taxes owed by taxpayers.
The total tax loss resulting from the fraudulent tax returns Denham prepared was over $450,000.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and was investigated by the IRS, Division of Criminal Investigation.
A former pharmacist from Richmond was sentenced to 25 months in prison for using patient and doctor names to create fake prescriptions for personal use.
30-year old Elizabeth A. Smith was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Senior Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., to 25 months in prison for aggravated identity theft, fraudulently acquiring controlled substances, and wire fraud.
According to United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, David Hale, between April 2011 and January 2012, Smith, a former Walgreen’s pharmacist, used patient names and doctor names and DEA numbers to create fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances such as hydrocodone, for personal use.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and was also investigated by the Kentucky State Police.
Officials with Land Between the Lakes will be hosting a business seminar next weekend to help business owners maximize their strategies and profits.
The seminar is scheduled to take place Saturday, February 23rd for business owners interested in improving their current business strategies, or doing business with the federal government.
The seminar will take place at L-B-L’s Golden Pond Visitor Center from 8:30am to 2:30pm.
Registration is $15 and includes lunch and reservations will be accepted through Thursday, February 21st.
For more information about the seminar, contact the Golden Pond Visitor Center at 270-924-2233.
Victims of crime no longer have to suffer alone as they have many organizations to turn to in their time of strife.
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Office of Victims Advocacy received a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 21st through April 27th.
The Attorney General Office was awarded the grant after consideration of nearly 170 Community Awareness Project applications from across the nation.
Officials say the grant will be used for the annual Kentucky Crime Victims Assistance Conference April 22nd and April 23rd and a Crime Victims’ Rights Day rally on May 13th.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is an annual observance to raise the awareness of the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime.
The theme for 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is New Challenges.
General Conway’s Office of Victims Advocacy provided resource referrals to approximately 4,300 victims, victim advocates, service providers and the community last year.
Motorists in Hopkinsville will likely see new way-finding signs around town, as the first eight are being placed around town this week.
An unveiling ceremony was held at City Hall where Mayor Dan Kemp and officials with the Chamber of Commerce marked the occasion. The Mayor says the green, red and gold signs featuring a depiction of the old fire house clock at the top will beautify the city and make finding popular destinations easier for tourists.
Mayor Kemp says the signs are an indication that Hopkinsville is growing and says the city joins other progressive cities that have already installed similar signage.
The first eight signs are being installed this week and another eight are on order.