April 12

I appreciated the opportunity yesterday to speak to the State Building and Construction Trades Council in Lexington. I am always glad to talk about our many accomplishments in the Office of the Attorney General. I was particularly pleased to talk about the progress we're making in combating prescription drug abuse in Kentucky and the work we're doing to protect servicemembers and consumers from the predatory practices of some for-profit colleges.

Kentucky is lucky to have an organization like the Building and Construction Trades Council which has provided a powerful voice for hard working Kentuckians for 75 years now.

On Wednesday, my Office of Special Prosecutions obtained an indictment of a former Eastern Kentucky University director on tax fraud charges. The charges against 44-year-old Michael Jones of Lexington were the result of an investigation by the Department of Revenue's Division of Special Investigations. Please see our press release for more information.

A child pornography case investigated by my Cybercrimes Unit in the fall of 2011 has resulted in the sentencing of a Lexington man in U.S. District Court on charges he received child pornography. Thirty-three-year-old Jason Meade was sentenced yesterday to 103 months in federal prison. Meade was also ordered to remain under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for the rest of his life.

Finally, I'm looking forward to receiving a "Pure Michigan" gourmet basket from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette after the U of L Cardinals defeated the Wolverines Monday night to win the NCAA Championship title. What a game and what a night it was in Atlanta. Congrats to the Cards for keeping the National Championship trophy in Kentucky. Elizabeth (a U of L graduate) and I are also so proud of the U of L Women's team and their stunning season.