Office of the Attorney General - Recent Headlines
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- Attorney General Conway Files Lawsuit Against EPA
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Seeks to Overturn Burdensome ‘Waters of the United States Rule'
- Statement from Attorney General Jack Conway
Monday, June 29, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on EPA Power Plant Regulations
- Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Plea and Sentencing of Former Montgomery County Master Commissioner
Friday, June 26, 2015
Chenault admitted in in her guilty plea that she was acting as a public servant in her position as the Montgomery County Master Commissioner. Between the dates of January 2013 and September 2014, an investigation found that she unlawfully obtained $60,000 in funds administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts located in Franklin County, Ky.
- Attorney General Conway's Statement Regarding Today's Supreme Court Decision
Friday, June 26, 2015
"Today, the United States Supreme Court issued the final word on this issue."
- Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Plea of Kenton County Man for Distribution of Child Pornography
Friday, June 26, 2015
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the guilty plea of a Kenton County man for possession and distribution of child pornography.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Sentencing of Former Christian County Caregiver
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
It was alleged that Burchett, while a caregiver at Outwood Intermediate Care Facility in Dawson Springs, abused a non-verbal resident with severe mental disabilities by pushing him into his wheelchair when he tried to stand up and by striking him in the head with a can of chewing tobacco.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Sentencing of Former State Employee for Child Pornography
Monday, June 22, 2015
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit announce the sentencing of a former state employee, Gordon Bowers of London, Ky., who admitted to downloading images of child pornography from the Internet while at work.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Settlement with Inspire Pharmaceuticals
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Attorney General Jack Conway announced his office and 48 attorneys general joined the federal government to reach a settlement with manufacturer Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company with its U.S. headquarters in Illinois. This resolution settles allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by misleadingly marketing its drug AzaSite.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest and Arraignment of Louisville Man in Predator Sting
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gregory Keith Brown, 58, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators along with assistance from the Kentucky State Police. It is alleged that Brown sent electronic messages to an undercover officer, posing as a 15-year-old girl, for the purposes of engaging in illegal sexual acts.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest and Preliminary Hearing of Liberty Man for Child Porn
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Investigators with the Cybercrimes Unit, along with troopers from the Kentucky State Police, executed a search warrant at Brian K. Evans’ home looking for computers and other equipment used to distribute images and videos of exploited children. Evans is charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest of Louisville Man for Using a Computer to Meet a Minor for Sex
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Douglas T. Powell, 62, was arrested on May 29 by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators along with officers from the Jefferstown Police Department for allegedly using a computer to contact a minor for sex and possession of a controlled substance.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Plea of Former Frankfort Caregiver
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
This morning former caregiver, 23-year-old Damon J. Heath of Frankfort entered a guilty plea to five counts of sodomy in the third-degree and four counts of sexual abuse in the first-degree in Franklin Circuit Court. As part of the plea agreement, the defendant will agree to serve 15 years in prison.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Counties Selected for Post-election Audit
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Attorney General Jack Conway announced that six Kentucky counties were chosen in a random drawing to undergo independent inquiries for any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the primary election on Tuesday, May 19.
- Statement from Attorney General Conway on Passing of Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Elizabeth and I send our condolences to his wife, Hallie, his children Natalie and Hunter, and to the entire Biden family.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Settlement with Accredo Pharmacy in Kickback Case
Thursday, May 28, 2015
This settlement will resolve allegations that Accredo recommended the drug Exjade to Medicaid patients in exchange for kickbacks from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“Novartis”), which markets the drug. Under the settlement, Accredo has agreed to pay $60 million to the United States and over forty states.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Recipients of "Sarah Shay & Michael Donta Memorial Scholarships"
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Scholarships to Assist Students Affected by Prescription Drug Abuse
- First Lady Beshear & Attorney General Conway Announce Program at St. Elizabeth Healthcare to Reduce Heroin Overdose Deaths
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
First Lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that heroin/opiate overdose reversal kits will be made available to people treated for overdoses at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare system in Northern Kentucky.
- Attorney General Conway Announces Joint Vehicular Homicide Training with Tennessee
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Attorney General’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Robert Stokes, will present the training in coordination with his counterparts in Tennessee. The training is open to the media and is designed to create a team-building approach between crash reconstruction officers and state prosecutors. Tuesday, May 26 -- Friday, May 29 at the Cool Springs Marriott Hotel in Franklin, Tenn.
- Attorney General Conway Releases Election Fraud Hotline Final Report
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received 16 calls from 11 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) during yesterday's primary election. Almost all of the calls were procedural in nature. There were no allegations of vote buying/selling.
- Attorney General Conway's Election Fraud Hotline Final Update
Tuesday, May 19, 2015