Office of the Attorney General - Recent Headlines

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  • Attorney General Conway Joins Multistate Settlement with PharMerica
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    The states contend that from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2008, PharMerica knowingly solicited and received illegal kickbacks from drug manufacturer Abbott in the form of rebate agreements that required PharMerica to engage in certain promotional programs, grants and other financial support.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Sentencing of Former Frankfort Caregiver on Sex Abuse Charges
    Friday, October 02, 2015
    Damon Heath worked as a caregiver at a Community Choices Unlimited, which manages a group of Frankfort-area facilities that care for intellectually disabled adults. Heath admitted to investigators to engaging in sexual conduct with two victims on multiple occasions at various locations in Franklin County from April 2013 through January 2015.
  • Attorney General Conway Sends Letter Asking Phusion to Lower Alcohol Content in "Four Loko"
    Thursday, October 01, 2015
    With a 12% alcohol concentration in a 23.5 ounce container, one can of Four Loko contains 4.7 servings of alcohol. Based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) standards, drinking just one can of Four Loko, constitutes a binge drinking episode.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Cybercrimes Arrest of Elizabethtown Man
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Cooper is charged with prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor in a sex offense. It is alleged that Cooper sent electronic messages to an undercover officer, posing as a minor, for the purposes of engaging in illegal sexual acts and arranged to meet the undercover officer in Shelbyville.
  • Attorney General Conway Urges Congress to Pass Addiciton & Recovery Act
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Cybercrimes Arrest of Georgetown Man
    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    It is alleged that Gaines sent electronic messages to an undercover officer, posing as a minor, for the purposes of engaging in illegal sexual acts. He was arrested on Tuesday, September 22, in Georgetown, Ky.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Multistate Child Pornography Indictment
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Gregory Mathis was previously arrested on July 7 by Attorney General Conway’s cybercrime investigators. After an extensive investigation and forensic examination of Mathis’ electronic devices, new charges were added upon indictment.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Cybercrimes Arrest of Anderson County Firefighter
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    It is alleged that Meece sent electronic messages to an undercover officer, posing as a minor, for the purposes of engaging in illegal sexual acts. He was arrested yesterday at his home in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces 2015 Keep Kentucky Kids Safe PSA Contest
    Monday, September 21, 2015
    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe partners today announced the start of their annual prescription drug abuse prevention public service announcement (PSA) contest for Kentucky high school students. The competition is part of Attorney General Conway’s statewide public awareness initiative to warn Kentucky kids about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Plea of Former Marshall County Football Coach for Sexual Abuse
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    On June 4, 2014, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department arrested Barnard following a six-month investigation. The charges stemmed from allegations of abuse involving a 15-year-old female student at the school. Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit examined multiple items of data from personal computer devices belonging to Barnard. Barnard was subsequently indicted in May of 2015 for crimes involving another female Marshall County High School student, who was 17 at the time.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Verdict in Motorcycle Club Murder Trial
    Monday, September 14, 2015
    Following its guilty verdict last week, a Warren County Circuit Court jury recommended 30-year-old William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon, a member of the Frankfort chapter of the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club, serve 38 years in prison for the murder of Wendell “Gleason” Pyles.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Regional Domestic Violence Fatality Review Trainings In Bowling Green & Lexington
    Friday, September 11, 2015
    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Victims Advocacy today announced two regional training sessions for law enforcement on the current statistics and issues involving fatalities in domestic violence and sexual assault cases. The training sessions will be held at two locations next week. The first session will be on Monday, September 14, at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. An additional session will be conducted on Wednesday, September 16, at the Fayette County Courthouse in Lexington.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces $12.4 Million Settlement with Daymar College
    Thursday, September 10, 2015
    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway today announced a landmark $12.4 million settlement with Daymar College of Owensboro, Ky. The settlement resolves three years of litigation and the consumer protection lawsuit filed by Attorney General Conway. The settlement, filed September 10, 2015 in Daviess Circuit Court, provides debt relief and/or cash payments and strong injunctive terms governing Daymar's future operations. It's estimated that 12,294 former Daymar students are eligible for settlement relief.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces 'Voice of Hope' Competition
    Wednesday, September 09, 2015
    A joint public service endeavor with the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP) to help with the prevention of sexual assaults on college campuses across the Commonwealth. The Office of the Attorney General and KASAP are sponsoring a college campus video competition to promote awareness of the rape crisis hotline, 1-800-656-HOPE.
  • Statement from Attorney General Conway
    Thursday, September 03, 2015
    Statement from Attorney General Conway
  • Attorney General Conway Names Outstanding Kentucky Prosecutors for 2015
    Thursday, August 20, 2015
    The recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Commonwealth’s Attorney Awards are Courtney Baxter, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit representing Henry, Trimble and Oldham counties, and Shane Young, who serves as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 9th Judicial Circuit representing Hardin County. The recipients of the 2015 Outstanding County Attorney Awards are Clay M. Bishop, Jr., Clay County Attorney and Steve Gold Henderson County Attorney.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Verdict and Life Sentence in Muhlenberg County Murder Trial
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    Brenda Hardin was convicted of killing her former husband, 64-year-old Ronnie Hardin after a six-day jury trial. Ronnie Hardin was found on July 7, 2014, in an outbuilding of his former home and pronounced dead at the scene by the Muhlenberg County Coroner’s Office. Brenda Hardin killed her former husband by shooting him in the chest.
  • Attorney General Conway Reaches Multistate Settlement with Amgen
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    "Reckless promotion of drugs for uses for which they are not approved and may in fact be harmful is unacceptable,” said Attorney General Jack Conway. “Drug companies that profit by risking Kentucky consumers’ health through improper and deceptive marketing practices will face the consequences.”
  • Attorney General Conway to Promote Cybersafety, Consumer Protection and Prescription Drug Awareness at KY State Fair
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    Attorney General Jack Conway and his staff will raise awareness about cybersafety, consumer protection and prescription drug abuse at this year's Kentucky State Fair, which runs from Aug. 20 to Aug. 30 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.
  • Attorney General Conway Announces Multistate Push to Discharge For-Profit Student Loans
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    Today, 11 state attorneys general called on the U.S. Department of Education to cancel federal student loans in cases where schools have broken state law and provide clear processes for students seeking relief. Attorney General Conway joined the multistate effort making several recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education.