Department of Public Protection
Charitable Gaming Staff Learns Ins and Outs of Catching White-Collar Criminals

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 19, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jim Carroll, 502-564-7760, ext. 239  

     Nine staff members of the state Office of Charitable Gaming (OCG) underwent training in catching white-collar criminals during a five-day seminar conducted in London, Ky., March 12-16 by the National White Collar Crime Center.


            The OCG contingent, consisting of four investigators, four auditors, and an audit branch manager, learned practical skills in managing a successful financial investigation of white-collar crime. The sessions provided an overview of such crimes, techniques in conducting a financial investigation, and methods of presenting findings and evidence at a trial.


            The National White Collar Center is a non-profit corporation serving law enforcement agencies, state regulatory bodies, and prosecution offices.


            “We believe this intense level of investigative instruction will enable our enforcement personnel to more effectively engage in the complex investigations required by our mission,” said Tony Royalty, OCG’s executive director. Charitable gaming is a $550 million business in Kentucky.


            OCG is in the Department of Public Protection, an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.