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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Breaking News: Federal Judge, Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, Sentences Whitley County, Kentucky, To A DESERVED 15 And Half Years For Felonies Committed While In Office. Good Riddance!

Ex-Whitley sheriff given 15½ years in prison for theft, money laundering
By Bill Estep

LONDON — Former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge was sentenced Wednesday to 15½ years in federal prison for crimes he committed while in office.

U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove also ordered Hodge to pay $64,897 in restitution to Whitley County and to forfeit $50,000 to the federal government.

Hodge pleaded guilty to stealing money and laundering money while he was sheriff from early 2003 through 2010. He was accused of committing a wide range of crimes while in office, including using drugs, taking payoffs from drug dealers and stealing more than $300,000.

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