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2 sentenced in Paducah over Convention Center wrongdoing

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

The former Executive Director and vendor of the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation were each sentenced to prison time on Thursday.

According to a press release, J. Patrick Kerr, Jr., 43, of Paducah was sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by a two year period of supervised release.  He was ordered to pay restitution.

Susan H. Wilson, 52 of Paducah was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release and order to pay restitution.

Chief Judge McKinley ordered the defendants to pay $248,120 each in restitution.

According to information presented in court, Kerr, while Executive Director of the Convention Center, along with Wilson devised a scheme to embezzle at least $215,000 from the Center's business account to support his dependency on pain medication.  

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