Butler in Jail

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Local attorney turns himself in to LCDC


A local attorney, who was indicted for mishandling client funds, turned himself in to the LaRue County Detention Center last week.

Danny Perkins Butler was indicted on Monday, October 16 for two counts of theft by deception over $10,000 and less than $100,000. Both counts are class C felonies.

Butler remained at large for several days as police were searching for him. Butler turned himself in to the LaRue County Detention Center at around 2 a.m. on Thursday, October 19.

According to the indictment from the LaRue County Grand Jury, Butler took proceeds from a settlement of a client in LaRue County Circuit Court with the intent to “deprive” the owner of the proceeds. He also took $87,500 from the same client claiming that the money needed to be placed in an account maintained by him so the client could receive disability payments.

Butler’s bond was set at $437,500 cash. He will be arraigned at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 6 in LaRue County Circuit Court.

Butler was initially arrested on November 9, 2016 and charged with theft by unlawful taking and theft by failure to make required disposition over $10,000.

The Hardin County grand jury returned an indictment against Butler on those charges after hearing evidence related to Butler’s alleged mishandling of client funds and escrow accounts. According to that indictment, Butler is alleged to have taken $207,000 from a client between June 19, 2012, and June 25, 2012. The civil suit related to the indictment was filed in Hardin County, but the client in the suit was from LaRue County.

Search warrants were executed on November 9, 2016 by state police investigators and agents with the FBI at Butler’s residence in Campbellsville and his business office in Greensburg.