NKY lawyer receives 8 a long time in prison in human trafficking scenario

Robert Poole, a longtime Northern Kentucky law firm, was sentenced to eight many years in prison, purchase to spend $40,000 and ordered to stay away from the 9 various victims in his circumstance.

Poole, 53, pleaded guilty to 5 felony counts of promoting human trafficking in October.

In a push release Friday, Kentucky Lawyer Common Daniel Cameron stated Poole’s eight year sentence is currently probated for 5 many years with disorders.

The investigation into Poole stemmed from an additional case involving former Northern Kentucky Judge Tim Nolan. Nolan was sentences to 20 years in prison in 2018. 

Both equally Nolan and Poole obtained notoriety outside of the courtroom for getting active in conservative politics in the location. Nolan was a well known campaigner for former president Donald Trump.

Robert Poole

In the study course of Poole’s circumstance, his attorney’s argued that the human trafficking statute in Kentucky does not utilize to their customer and is extremely wide.

Their tries to verify this point may shed light on how Poole seen what he was accomplishing:

“Traditionally, a gentleman ‘kept’ a mistress. As the term impolies he was responsible for her money owed and furnished for her,” Poole’s lawyers wrote. “[Kentucky’s human trafficking law] would regard these mistresses as individual subjected to industrial sexual exercise and as victims.”