NKY lawyer gets 8 yrs in prison in human trafficking case

Robert Poole, a longtime Northern Kentucky lawyer, was sentenced to 8 many years in prison, get to pay back $40,000 and requested to remain absent from the 9 different victims in his case.

Poole, 53, pleaded guilty to five felony counts of advertising and marketing human trafficking in October.

In a push launch Friday, Kentucky Attorney Normal Daniel Cameron claimed Poole’s eight calendar year sentence is currently probated for five yrs with disorders.

The investigation into Poole stemmed from one more scenario involving former Northern Kentucky Judge Tim Nolan. Nolan was sentences to 20 many years in prison in 2018. 

Each Nolan and Poole acquired notoriety exterior of the courtroom for staying active in conservative politics in the location. Nolan was a distinguished campaigner for former president Donald Trump.

Robert Poole

In the class of Poole’s scenario, his attorney’s argued that the human trafficking statute in Kentucky does not utilize to their client and is extremely broad.

Their attempts to establish this place may well lose mild on how Poole seen what he was doing:

“Historically, a man ‘kept’ a mistress. As the term impolies he was liable for her debts and presented for her,” Poole’s legal professionals wrote. “[Kentucky’s human trafficking law] would regard these mistresses as human being subjected to commercial sexual activity and as victims.”