Kenneth Thomas Scams Friends Out Of $3.5 Million Dollars



Kenneth Eugene Thomas was sentenced to 20 years in jail by Judge Thomas Clark on May 22nd, 2015 for stealing over $3 million dollars. Kenneth Thomas convinced close friends from church to invest in his company, Retire America, by assuring them that they would make a large profit. Instead, Kenneth Thomas spent the money on an extravagant lifestyle for himself and his mistress.  For years, starting in 2007, he lied to half-a-dozen individuals who trusted him. These victims each lost significant amounts of money, causing dramatic financial and emotional distress in their lives. The victims’ stories are truly heartbreaking.

The 20 year sentence Kenneth Thomas received is the maximum sentence the court can impose and, unfortunately, he is eligible for parole in 4 years. This is because in the state of Kentucky, class C & D charges are eligible for parole after 20% of the time is served.

Meet Intern Rebecca Musal

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Rebecca Musal is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She is currently a rising sophomore studying Economics and Political Science at the University of Kentucky.  When she completes her undergraduate degrees, she would like to attend law school.  She is intrigued by many socioeconomic and political issues facing our communities and would like to pursue a career that works to fix such issues.  She would love to one day serve as Attorney General of the United States or work in the United Nations International Court of Justice.  Since she is not yet a law student, she is planning on using this internship as time to learn more about how the law within Kentucky works and the dynamics behind the scenes of a case.

Meet Intern Ryan Khuri

Ryan Khuri - rRyan Khuri is a rising third-year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Originally from Louisville, Ryan is also a graduate of the University of Louisville. He is involved in the Trial Advocacy Board and Moot Court Board at the law school.

Meet Intern Shelby Stephens

Shelby Stephens -rShelby Stephens is from Tompkinsville, Kentucky. She graduated from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science and Lipscomb University, where she earned a degree in Political Science and Business. Shelby currently attends Emory University School of Law, where she will be a second-year law student this fall.

Meet Intern John Osborn

John Osborne - rJohn Osborn IV is from Lexington, KY.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Business Marketing and Business Management.  He is currently a rising third-year student at the University of Kentucky College of Law where he is a senior staff editor of the Kentucky Law Journal.

Meet Intern Silvia Radulescu

Sylvia Radulescu - rSilvia Radulescu is a student at Hamilton College studying Economics and Government. At school, she participates on the Mock Trial Team. Silvia currently lives in Lexington, KY, and graduated from Henry Clay High School. She plans to pursue a career in law.

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Shannon Murphy is from Long Island New York.  She currently attends the University of Kentucky, where she is studying Social Work and Political Science.  Shannon plans to attend Law School after completing her undergraduate degree.


Meet Intern Nicholas Nash

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Nick Nash is from Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated from Lexington Catholic High School in 2013. He is currently an undergraduate at Boston college where he studies Economics and runs track. Nick joined the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office as an intern in 2015.

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