BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18)– A former Campbellsville attorney has been sentenced to federal jail for misappropriating price range to pay private prices. Danny Butler turned into sentenced to 8 years in federal jail observed by means of years of supervised launch and turned into ordered to pay $1,293,072.Eighty-four in restitution for a scheme to achieve cash from clients of his prison practice, through misappropriating finances, on the way to pay private fees such as gambling losses. Butler changed into indicted on November 15, 2017. According to a sentencing memo earlier than the Court, from August 2009 thru October 2016, Butler used his function as an lawyer to scouse borrow funds from his customers inflicting a loss of over $1.2 million dollars to his consumer sufferers who have been an aggregate of property and popular civil law practice clients. During the period of the robbery, Butler incurred approximately $1.5 million in playing losses. Butler used the stolen money to fund his gambling behavior, in addition, to fund bills to different clients in a “Ponzi” kind fashion. Butler used the theft from his clients to fund an extravagant lifestyle.
Durban – Condolences continued to pour in for Durban legal professional Vijay Sivakumar, who become discovered useless in his office on Wednesday. KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele stated police had been known as to the attorney’s workplace at 12:55 pm on Florence Nightingale Road, in Bayview, Chatsworth. “A 45-12 months-antique male allegedly shot himself inside the enterprise premises. Chatsworth police are investigating an inquest and situations around the incident,” Mbele stated. A spokesperson for Amawele Emergency Services, Sivan Subramodey, stated Sivakumoor turned into discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest. He turned into dead earlier than paramedics arrived. “The circle of relatives individuals had been also treated on the scene for shock,” he said. Sivakumar’s funeral will take place at the Clare Estate Crematorium on Saturday at 1 pm. Tony Govender, an eThekwini ward councilor stated the lawyer changed into an awesome man or woman who played a position in the Silverglen Civic Association. The Silverglen Community Facebook page study: “Vijay Sivakumar will be regrettably overlooked by using all who got here to understand him. Our brother, long past too soon.” Ragini Naidoo stated: “Gone too soon. A shining megastar in our community and our private lives. He becomes s mentor to my grandson Dovayne. Encouraged or even transported him to and from karate instructions and turned into the simplest one who ought to instill subject in Dovy. He was a first-rate father to his 2 boys. A very expensive friend to all of us. Our social chain is now broken”. Sathee Moodley: “He became a completely expensive pal to me constantly joyful continually helpful and given me recommendation whenever I wished it. Vijay changed into complete of lifestyles and jokes”.Durban – The police have shown the arrest of a high profile ANC leader in the Newcastle Municipality, who are believed to be Mayor Dr. Ntuthuko Mahlaba. Mahlaba became recently installed as Newcastle mayor this month after former mayor Advocate Makhosini Nkosi resigned to awareness on his regulation career in Durban. Mahlaba’s arrest has been related to the 2016 murder of ANCYL deputy chairperson Wandile Ngobeni. Police Minister Bheki Cele’s spokesperson Reneilwe Serero, showed the arrest but might now not be drawn to confirming Mahlaba’s identification. She said extra arrests have been impending because the provincial inter-ministerial venture team into political killings maintains to analyze political murders within the KwaZulu-Natal province. “I can verify the arrest of one senior professional from the Newcastle Municipality. At this level we cannot call the suspect due to the fact he’s yet to seem in court,” she said. Serero stated the suspect, Mahlaba, turned into arrested at his council workplaces on Friday afternoon and changed into predicted to appear in court docket on Monday. “The provincial inter-ministerial venture crew to political killings is calling into many different cases associated with political killings within the KZN province. The arrest is considered one of many and we’re very confident, that going forward, we can see more arrests,” she said. Mahlaba’s arrest follows that of Harry Gwala District Mayor Mluleki Ndobe, who become arrested on Sunday in reference to the homicide of former ANCYL secretary widespread Sindiso Magaqa. He regarded in court in advance this week. The ANC in KZN stated it turned into taken aback. ANC KZN spokesperson, Nomagugu Simelane Zulu, said the party had learned of Mahlaba’s apparent arrest inside the news. “It has simply been made recognized to us that he might be [arrested] in connection to the loss of life of the deputy chairperson of the ANC Youth League in that vicinity, however, nothing has been showed, we are still seeking to get details,” said Simelane-Zulu. Simelane-Zulu stated they had been calling on regulation enforcement government to swiftly solve the matter. “As the ANC we are very bowled over. We assume perhaps allow us to get greater info first before we are able to remark, but it’s miles really beginning to look like a trend this is unwelcomed. The true aspect is that the management of the ANC is presently discussing those subjects, however until the management has given us steerage on a way to flow forward we can then have the ability to talk to the media,” she said. Simelane-Zulu stated the ANC KZN became pleased that solutions to questions which have remained elusive appeared to be getting answers. “As the ANC KZN, we had been calling for the inter-ministerial mission crew to be put in the area in order that it addresses the killings in the province that we were seeing. We have been concerned as the ANC that human beings had been a loss of life, but it didn’t seem like there were any leads when it comes to that. Now that something is being done, we believe that the people of KZN are going to remember that the law must take its region. “We hope eventually we will get the responses to the questions that we’ve got had and hope these things may be rapid tracked so we are able to close this bankruptcy once and for all,” said Simelane-Zulu. Dr Dumisani Thabethe, a spokesperson for the municipality, said the problem become being treated by means of the mayor’s office. “Can you communicate to his workplace, that rely is being handled at his workplace,” he stated. Sibonelo Mtshali, a supervisor inside the mayor’s workplace, did not right now reply to calls and SMSes for comment.