The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation Board agreed to a $180,000 settlement from a local accounting firm and CPA connected to an embezzlement lawsuit. Former CCC executive director J. Patrick Kerr and his accomplice Susan Wilson pled guilty in March to embezzling more than $200,000.

Mediation Session for CCC Embezzlement Postponed

Oct 31, 2012
Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center Corporation

A mediation session stemming from the embezzlement of 230 thousand dollars from the Paducah – McCracken County Convention Center has been postponed. The Paducah Sun reports the mediation will decide between a settlement or litigation to recover embezzled funds. CCC Chairman Phil McIntosh says the mediation involves several parties who may bear some responsibility for the scheme. McIntosh says the board and its attorneys are trying to reschedule the meeting for when all involved parties can attend.


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested the head teller at a Clarksville bank for false bookkeeping and theft more than 60,000 dollars. Kristy Hodges was arrested Saturday after a Montgomery County grand jury indicted her Tuesday. She faces one count of theft and several counts of false bookkeeping for Capital Bank. The TBI says it began the embezzlement investigation in September at the request of District Attorney General John Carney. Hodges is alleged to have taken more than 60,000 dollars between 2008 and 2012. She was released on a 2,500 dollar bond.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/7/12

Jun 7, 2012

Today on NPR: The European Union is set to stop all purchases of Iranian oil on July 1.


Around the Commonwealth:

Paducah Public Schools will use a state grant to hire a full-time coordinator to work with homeless students.

McCracken County Sheriff's Department

The two people who embezzled more than $200,000 from the Paducah/McCracken County Convention and Expo Center will serve two year and 18 month respective prison sentences.


The pair behind a more than $230,000 dollar embezzlement scandal involving the Paducah/McCracken County Convention and Expo Centers face sentencing today. 

Kerr and Wilson to Plead Guilty to Embezzlement

Mar 13, 2012
McCracken County Jail

The pair accused of embezzling more than $230,000 from the Paducah Expo and Convention centers will change their pleas to guilty in a deal with federal prosecutors. J. Patrick Kerr’s lawyer Mark Bryant says Kerr and his alleged accomplice Susan Wilson will pay more than $25,000 in restitution, but he declined to give further information until Friday.