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Thats What I Call A Shakedown...

By Chuckmonster on Saturday, 18th June 2005 7:20pm
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A nine-year-old illegal gambling case has paid dividends for the Louisville police force.
Don Ford's conviction on illegal gambling and money laundering associated with a bingo hall he operated has generated nearly $2 million in forfeited assets. U.S. Attorney Dave Huber announced Friday that a final payment of $694,987.62 from Ford's ill-gotten gains has been cleared for disbursement. The Louisville Metro Police Department will receive $526,447.69 of that total. The U.S. Treasury gets the rest.

"The timing could not be better," Chief Robert White said at a news conference to announce the final payment. White said he hopes the money will help buy a new department helicopter.

Louisville Police were eligible for a significant amount of the money because it initiated the criminal investigation that led to Ford's conviction on federal charges.

[ Cops. - Ed ]



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