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Information on U.S. v. Swainson Hawke, et al (GIT, Inc)

On September 17, 2013, Defendant Swainson Hawke pled guilty in the United States District Court in the Western District of Kentucky. On August 28, 2014, the United States received notice that the defendant had passed away. On October 7, 2014, the Court dismissed with prejudice the counts against Defendant Swainson Hawke.

On July 17, 2014, Defendant William Hume pled guilty in United States District Court in the Western District of Kentucky before Judge John G. Heyburn, II. The defendant was sentenced to two years probation. Under the provisions of 18 USC 3663 A, “the number of identifiable victims is so large as to make restitution impracticable;” and the limited amount of assets recovered, the Court did not order restitution.

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