Fred Leatherman Facing Charges

No idea who Fred Leatherman is?  Click here to find out. To see why the “Professor” may have fled Washington click here.  This article is about his arraignment in traffic court.  No, not exactly first degree murder, but it doesn’t appear to be just any traffic arraignment.  There could be something juicy here.  On the other hand, it could be nothing.  Nevertheless, let’s take a look.

Search McCracken County : Last Name Leatherman

It’s unclear what the charges are for.  His arraignment is next week.  Stay tuned for updates.


When confronted with this information Frederick Leatherman’s wife stated:
His wife says it’s “a traffic ticket”.  Fair enough.  But what does Mr. Leatherman say?:
Mr. Leatherman refers to them as “non-criminal traffic violations“.  Emphasis added, to show the plural.  Was it “a traffic ticket” or “non-criminal traffic violations”.   My next update, based on information I received, may shed light on this.

Update: Another researcher has confirmed that the -T- in the citing refers to a traffic violation.  The other researcher and I both independently noticed that his fine does not appear to be pre-payable.   They explain:

The record search notes that the offense is not pre-payable via their epay system. Here is Kentucky State Law regarding that:
281.999 Prepayment of fines subject to certain conditions.
(1) All offenses classified as violations under this chapter shall be prepayable except:
(a) Any offense which could result in license suspension or revocation by the court;
(b) An offense where evidence of the offense or of commission of another offense is seized by the officer and the citation is so marked and a court date set;
(c) The offense is cited with another offense that is not prepayable; or
(d) An arrest is made under KRS 431.015.

Causes for Suspension or Revocation

There’s more than one way to lose your license.

    Your license may be Suspended or Revoked for any of the following reasons:
    • Driving under the infl uence of alcohol or other substances (DUI).
    Manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.
    • Perjury or false affidavit to the Transportation Cabinet.
    Felony involving use of a motor vehicle.
    • Reckless driving — three convictions within twelve months.
    • Leaving the scene of a collision, failure to stop and disclose identity or render aid.
    • Theft of a motor vehicle or any part thereof.
    • Failure to maintain liability insurance.
    • Failure to satisfy a citation or Court Summons.
    • Failure to enroll in or complete State Traffi c School upon sentence by the Court.
    • Failure to complete a Graduated Licensing course for newly-licensed drivers, 16 and 17 years of age.
    Fraudulent use of a driver’s license to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.
    • Theft of gasoline.
    • Operating a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or moped without a license.
    • Refusing to take a chemical test when asked to do so by a law-enforcement offi cer.
    • Failing to pay child support.
    Fleeing or Evading Police.
    • Operating a motor vehicle in violation of restrictions imposed by the Transportation Cabinet.

9/4/2012  Update:  Tomorrow is the big day.  Will Leatherman’s license to drive a motor vehicle go the way of his license to practice law?  The people want to know.  We are still on this development.  Personally, I’m going to go with lack of liability insurance, lack of current registration, something along those lines.  It’s possible that he refused to submit to a drug test of some kind.  His wife said they don’t drink, and they aren’t particularly dishonest people.  (Though Frederick Leatherman is about as intellectually dishonest as they come.)

For the record, I have no problem with his wife.  She gets feisty in defense of Fred, but has seemed OK otherwise.  We’ll see what happens tomorrow.  Maybe he’ll ruin the suspense for everyone and blog about it.  Then I can stop updating this thing.  Frankly, I’ve written about all I’m going to about Leatherman.

9/17/2012 Update:

More to come.

For further information on Mr. Frederick Leatherman:

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