Former state board member, county official pleads guilty to theft, fraud charges

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:02pm
Staff reports

Former Robertson County commissioner and state board member Edward Shannon Polen, set to go on trial later this month on charges of theft and securities fraud, pleaded guilty to two counts of each Wednesday.

A grand jury indicted Polen last year on three counts of theft of property of $60,000 or more, and six counts of securities fraud. The remaining counts were dismissed as part of the plea arrangement. Polen’s sentencing date on the state charges is set for June 14.

Federal prosecutors also charged Polen with 13 counts including bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in January. His trial in that case has been reset for December.

1 Comment on this post:

By: govskeptic on 4/13/12 at 6:53

Just shows the crooks are spread nationwide.! After their donations are
completed for the election, just maybe this US Attorney General will go
after the biggest of fish that were centered on Wall Street?