The attorney who will prosecute the removal trial of Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, met with the Charging Committee Monday to discuss his latest subpoenas, which probe the embattled lawmaker’s Kroger gift card purchases.
Last week, attorney Gregg Hovious filed a motion seeking all records associated with Green’s council-issued credit card over the past three years. It seeks to uncover the identify of the user and any items purchased since fiscal year 2007-08.
An investigation by the Courier-Journal found Green made around $1,400 worth of purchases with up to 70 gift cards for low-income residents, but there were no records of who received them or what was purchased.
When the police department’s Public Integrity Unit interviewed Green’s former aide, Melody Hill, she told investigators she could only account for some of the purchases.
Hovious says that information and more could become relevant should Green’s defense make similar arguments that were made during her ethics hearings.
“If we start getting into things like if she testifies that she’s got good character or as to her reputation or other good deeds that she’s done we’re going to go into everything,” says Hovious. “Including the use of the Kroger gift cards.”