Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Woman who twice violated charitable gaming laws sentenced to five years in prison
GLASGOW, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2006) - A woman convicted for the second time of violating Kentucky’s charitable gaming laws has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined $1,000, plus court costs.
The judgment against Betty Ann Greenwell was handed down Nov. 21 in Barren Circuit Court. She pleaded guilty to one count each of promoting gambling in the first degree, being a persistent felony offender (PFO) in the second degree and possessing a prescription (controlled substance) that was not in its original container.
The penalty for promoting gambling, ordinarily three years and a $1,000 fine, was enhanced by two years under Kentucky’s PFO statute. A 90-day sentence on the controlled-substance charge is to run concurrently.
The case arose from an investigation by the Office of Charitable Gaming (OCG), an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.
In May, Greenwell was sentenced in Hardin County to three years in prison - of which 18 months was probated - following her first conviction for promoting gambling. Both cases arose from OCG investigations of illegal gaming aboard chartered buses.