Did Jack Conway tip his brother to drug investigation?

Rick Moran
I don't know if this story is going to get any legs, but it sure is interesting that no charges were filed against Kentucky senate candidate Jack Conway's brother after several officials - including two detectives - leaked the information about an investigation into drug trafficking:

Jack Conway, the Democratic attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate, says he was not involved in a recent criminal investigation involving his brother and drug trafficking.But it appears he - along with other law enforcement officials - tipped his brother off about the investigation.

The campaign made a statement distancing Conway from his brother's investigation in a Saturday story in Louisville's Courier-Journal. The story was the first to disclose this summer's drug probe.

In August, authorities decided not to file charges against Conway's brother, Matthew Conway, according to the report.

The story notes how a supporter who overheard a narcotics detective speaking about the investigation alerted Jack Conway. Conway's campaign says the attorney general subsequently aided his brother in getting an attorney.

The Courier-Journal also says two detectives accused of leaking the fact that an investigation was taking place to Matthew Conway have been placed on administrative leave until it's determined whether they violated any policies.

Just what Conway did to aid his brother will be of great interest to the voters. Even if no laws were broken, someone may have intervened in an ethically questionable way.



I don't know if this story is going to get any legs, but it sure is interesting that no charges were filed against Kentucky senate candidate Jack Conway's brother after several officials - including two detectives - leaked the information about an investigation into drug trafficking:

Jack Conway, the Democratic attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate, says he was not involved in a recent criminal investigation involving his brother and drug trafficking.

But it appears he - along with other law enforcement officials - tipped his brother off about the investigation.

The campaign made a statement distancing Conway from his brother's investigation in a Saturday story in Louisville's Courier-Journal. The story was the first to disclose this summer's drug probe.

In August, authorities decided not to file charges against Conway's brother, Matthew Conway, according to the report.

The story notes how a supporter who overheard a narcotics detective speaking about the investigation alerted Jack Conway. Conway's campaign says the attorney general subsequently aided his brother in getting an attorney.

The Courier-Journal also says two detectives accused of leaking the fact that an investigation was taking place to Matthew Conway have been placed on administrative leave until it's determined whether they violated any policies.

Just what Conway did to aid his brother will be of great interest to the voters. Even if no laws were broken, someone may have intervened in an ethically questionable way.