Former Ky. drug task force director admits stealing federal money

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The former executive director of a federally funded northern Kentucky drug task force has admitted he stole money that belonged to the task force.

Timothy George Fegan, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money.

Fegan, who worked for the Buffalo Trace/Gateway Narcotics Task Force at the time, wrongfully took thousands of dollars from the organization, over an extended period.

Fegan acknowledged that he took cash proceeds that Task Force agents had seized during drug investigations and took money that the Task Force kept on hand to perform undercover drug buys.

Between November 2011 and November 2012, the Task Force received approximately $150,000 in federal funding. Fegan admitted that he stole thousands of dollars in Task Force funds during this period.

At sentencing, the Court will determine the total amount of money that Fegan stole from the Task Force, during the period from December 31, 2009 to November 2012.

The Buffalo Trace/Gateway Narcotics Task Force was organized by several county and city governments and was responsible for the investigation of drug crimes in various northern and eastern Kentucky counties.

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