Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand jury

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Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand jury

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:21 am

This isn't a shock or surprise. I can't give info that I have, but he has a solid defense. The KSP investigated but couldn't get a state indictment so they got the FBI involved.

HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) - Former Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird was indicted for the theft of public funds and property Thursday.

A federal grand jury in Lexington returned an indictment charging Lipfird with theft of property from a federally funded program.

The indictment alleges Lipfird misused funds and Harlan County government property.

Lipfird is accused of stealing money from a fund that was intended for controlled drug purchases and seeking reimbursement for numerous personal expenses, including food, alcohol, hotel rooms and a subscription to a dating website.

Lipfird is accused of forcing Harlan County to pay for fraudulent expenses, including duplicate payments for travel reimbursements and a cell phone issued to a friend.

The indictment is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Lipfird faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.


http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Former-Harlan-County-sheriff-indicted-400001681.html
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:26 am

Oh Damn!!!!!
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Gopher » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:28 am

Can't say this is a surprise. He made to many enemies while in office, and the KSP isn't a enemy you want.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:33 am

Oh Damn!!!!!
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Mermaid » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:34 am

well hell.... smh
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:37 am

Well I don't believe it.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Mermaid » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:42 am

me either crissy...
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby CrissyAlwaysSunny » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:43 am

He will be found not guilty of all charges. He pissed off way to many people in positions of power.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Political Plague » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:51 am

Marvin Lipfird is a very smart man, and unless he thought he was smarter than the auditors I don't believe he did this. Their are many more creative ways to steal than what he's charged with. The dating website thing I find the funniest. Who ever planted that one must be having a good laugh.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Gopher » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:07 pm

He should have kept his head down and not made waves. Just sit back like Duff and Smitty and serve papers, and not fight the drug epidemic.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby GoDan » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:04 pm

Gopher wrote:He should have kept his head down and not made waves. Just sit back like Duff and Smitty and serve papers, and not fight the drug epidemic.


I've not seen a deputy since he took office.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby PharmGirl » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:15 pm

They caught a big fish.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Angry Whiteguy » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:58 pm

I wouldn't have believed this if he hadn't sold out to the drug dealers... I'm very sure it is possible... In fact I'm certain it goes much deeper...
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Demon Hunter » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:20 am

He's cocky, arrogant, and power hungry, but I don't see him as a theif.
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Re: Former Harlan County sheriff indicted by federal grand j

Postby Cate McCalley » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:01 am

Let's be real. Marvin could not have been indicted unless there was proof that he misappropriated public funds.

I knew Marvin when he was a little boy. Knew his dad, Gunsmoke, well. Both good ’ole boys. Both good men on the whole.

What everybody, including me, knows is there is accepted means of corruption in public agencies in Harlan County that most Harlan Countians don't even count as corruption. Not because they don't know better, but because it is an accepted way of life. Loyalty runs deep.

Things like public trust are way down on the list of what's important. More important is personal trust. People obviously like those they know personally and have helped elect into some position of power. They're not objective because that's not what's most important. Keeping the back of those trusted comes first.

There's nothing wrong with loyalty. Until it blinds one's objectivity.

Marvin made a mistake. His loyalty blinded him and caused him to lose sight of his place in the political Hierarchy. For that, a pound of flesh is owed and will be extracted.


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