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Date: 12-07-2023

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United States of America v. Charles Davis

Case Number: 1:22-cr-00043

Judge: Greg N. Stivers

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Warren County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Bowling Green

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Description: Bowling Green, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with fraud.

Charles Davis, 57, was sentenced last week to 2 years and 3 months in prison, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release, for two counts of wire fraud. The charges were in in connection with his thefts while working as treasurer from two Russell County non-profit organizations, ArtWorks Community Arts Education Center, a local non-profit in Jamestown, Kentucky, that provides arts education to children, and the Russell County Arts Council, another non-profit that provides arts education to children and the community. Davis was also ordered to pay $352,336.72 in restitution to ArtWorks Community Arts Education Center and the Russell County Arts Council.

This case was investigated by the FBI.

Assistant United States Attorney Madison Sewell, of the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office, prosecuted the case.

18 U.S.C. 1343 provides:

Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation occurs in relation to, or involving any benefit authorized, transported, transmitted, transferred, disbursed, or paid in connection with, a presidentially declared major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)), or affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment (Concur); 3 years supervised release (concur); $352,336.72 Restitution; $200 SPA ($100 each convicted count)

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