Grimes Defended Offshore Gambling Vs. Kentucky

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October 15, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

Grimes Defended Illegal Offshore Gambling Companies When Kentucky Tried To Stop Them 

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following background information in response to Hillary Clinton praising Alison Lundergan Grimes’ previous work as a Kentucky attorney.

Alison Grimes Was An Attorney Representing Illegal Offshore Gambling Websites Against Kentucky. “When the state took the unprecedented move to seize 141 Internet domains accused of operating illegal online gambling websites in September 2008, it sparked a complicated legal case that continues to this day. On one side of the courtroom stood attorneys for the state. On the other, amid an army of lawyers representing holders of the domains snatched by the government, stood Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.” (Kevin Wheatley, “Grimes' defense of online gambling domains brings issue to Senate race,” CN2, 9/25/14)

Alison Grimes Helped Goldenpalace.com And Goldencasino.com “Navigate Kentucky’s Legal Process.” “Grimes, then an associate with Stoll Keenon Ogden, was one of three attorneys from the Lexington-based firm representing two of the seized domains, according to court records. Less than three years after helping goldenpalace.com and 

goldencasino.com navigate Kentucky’s legal process” (Kevin Wheatley, “Grimes' defense of online gambling domains brings issue to Senate race,” CN2, 9/25/14)

Grimes Represented Foreign Clients Against Kentucky

Grimes Stated In Court That Her Clients Were Located In The Netherlands. “Attorneys representing the Beshear administration would have to travel far in order to take action against her overseas clients. Grimes said in an August 2008 court hearing the registrar for goldencasino.com resides in the Netherlands.” (Kevin Wheatley, “Grimes' defense of online gambling domains brings issue to Senate race,” CN2, 9/25/14) 

Governor Beshear Decried Online Gambling 

Gov. Beshear Claimed That Online Gambling Posed “A Tremendous Threat” To Kentuckians. “Grimes’ representation of the online gaming industry, which Gov. Steve Beshear said at the time deprived Kentucky horse tracks of gambling revenue and posed “a tremendous threat” to Kentuckians” (Kevin Wheatley, “Grimes' defense of online gambling domains brings issue to Senate race,” CN2, 9/25/14)

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