Lester Burns - Attorney

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Since: Sep 08

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#171 Apr 24, 2010
Politically sound wrote:
The book is interesting so read it.
Reading this book may give an insight as to what money and political pull in Pulaski Co. can accomplish - Not too good for the defendants , but still good reading -
Hugawolf

Somerset, KY

#172 Apr 24, 2010
In my opinion, Mr Burns is a classic psychopath and should be avoided by all. Reportedly, he took great pleasure in autographing the book, in spite of the fact, it was not in any way favorable toward him. This type of personality is incapable of human emotion--no fear, no humiliation, no shame, no remorse...a soul without footprints. I had the displeasure of knowing this person. JMHO
knew them too

Corbin, KY

#173 Apr 24, 2010
Hugawolf wrote:
In my opinion, Mr Burns is a classic psychopath and should be avoided by all. Reportedly, he took great pleasure in autographing the book, in spite of the fact, it was not in any way favorable toward him. This type of personality is incapable of human emotion--no fear, no humiliation, no shame, no remorse...a soul without footprints. I had the displeasure of knowing this person. JMHO
He was wrong. He admitted he was wrong. He served his time. He made financial restitution to the family and didn't have to do it. I don't think he was any worse than any of the others in the book, except he admittted what he did.
Steve Reynolds

Mount Vernon, KY

#176 May 2, 2010
Here come da judge, here come da judge, and he say NO, NO, NO. Lester, you can NOT get your Bar License Back to practice Law, Not today, not tomorrow.

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Since: Sep 08

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#177 May 2, 2010
Steve Reynolds wrote:
Here come da judge, here come da judge, and he say NO, NO, NO. Lester, you can NOT get your Bar License Back to practice Law, Not today, not tomorrow.
Wish he was reinstated - May need his expertise around here during this election year - That guy was quite remarkable in circuit court while defending a client - Forgive him of his faults , but recognize him for what he accomplished - He will go down in history -
Its Me

Knoxville, IA

#178 May 2, 2010
knew them too wrote:
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He was wrong. He admitted he was wrong. He served his time. He made financial restitution to the family and didn't have to do it. I don't think he was any worse than any of the others in the book, except he admittted what he did.
I agree with you-- at least he tried to right the wrongs that he did.
no ones business

Jasper, IN

#179 May 4, 2010
My dad died in 93', and I grew up in Breathitt county until then! I'd have to know who I am talking to before I give out the name of my father. He would be in his sixties if he were still alive, and he wasn't from the county. We ended up there because of his family who I conveinently don't speak to now! My brother found some information on an "Operation Leviticus," and that's how all this came up?! I have no idea what to believe and the man who wrote the article has passed on I assume. I can't find a number for him and the last he wrote on the article was in 96' He had actually done a collaboration of dirty money and the good ol boys, and so I don't know what to think or even if I should be spending time to try and figure it out. It stresses me out to not know about my father's past but at the same time I was very young (people have passed on stories have changed..........same ol shit different day.) I think I would just like to know things for my sanity.
hello

Pikeville, KY

#180 May 4, 2010
Lester Burns is a crook! I live in Fleming-Neon Dr Roscoe J. Acker was my doctor, my uncle dated Tammy and she was a great person. Everyone around here loved the Ackers. Doc would treat anyone whether they had money or not! When those boys robbed him, they did not have to kill Tammy. And none of the money was confederate money either. Although some of the money did have mold on it. They stole 1.9 million in cash not counting the other things they took from the home. Lester had to wash blood off of some of the money that Sherri Hodges gave him when he flew to Florida. He also took a Corvette as partial payment and drove it back to Kentucky. I know it was his job but he defended 2 of the 3 killers (I think) But the bad part is the money he took for doing so, knowing it was money that an innocent young beautiful lady died for! And they tried to kill Doc but didnt strangle him long enough with a curling iron cord. Lester is a joke here in Eastern Kentucky especially Letcher co. 2 of the 3 are on death row. Benny Hodges and Roger Epperson will get the gas!! Thank God! And Terry Bartley the snitch that testified to keep from getting the death penalty will spend the rest of his life in E.K.C.C.
You can look all 3 of them up on www.kool.com
hello

Pikeville, KY

#181 May 4, 2010
BTW there are 2 different covers to the book 1 of them has blood spatter on Tammy's face and it was dicontinued. The other has the same cover without the blood.
spanky

Eubank, KY

#182 Jun 26, 2010
for any of you that read the book, chop, epperson's girl friend was killed in a car wreck years ago.
Witness

Versailles, KY

#183 Jun 28, 2010
I was involved in the case. Many of these statements are true, some are not. Dale was found innocent. The justice system says innocent, so let him continue on with his life. This case did hurt him professionally and I suspect Dale wished he had never been involved in the Acker murder case. All in all Dale is pretty nice guy.
Person

United States

#184 Jul 29, 2010
I'm looking for a way to get into contact with dale Mitchell, from somerset but live in Indiana now and all google keeps giving me is this thread... Does anyone know if he has an office I could reach him at? Or an alternate method if not? Thank you.

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#185 Jul 29, 2010
Person wrote:
I'm looking for a way to get into contact with dale Mitchell, from somerset but live in Indiana now and all google keeps giving me is this thread... Does anyone know if he has an office I could reach him at? Or an alternate method if not? Thank you.
No office - See him occasionally at Wal-Mart - Growing a beard and enjoying retirement - You might contact some of the other attorneys around town to see if they still have contact -
well

United States

#188 May 29, 2011
lulu wrote:
Burns knew where his "fee" came from. Now one must prove that their attorney's fee comes from clean money. FYI some of the money was so old from the trunk, it was moldy/crumbly Confederate notes the good doctor squirreled away. He was a fine man. Doctored folks who were poor, and had no money. So sad. And his daughter had come home from UK to spend the weekend with him because the doctors wife had died a short time before and she knew he needed her support. Talk about a cruel twist of fate.
Roscoe acker was one of the biggest drug dealers in Eastern Kentucky, The money was ;squirreled away because it was drug money. Everyone around the Fleming-neon area knows this.
well

United States

#189 May 29, 2011
Confused wrote:
The book tells a lot but not how the good Dr. earned those Millions and yes it was more than a million he had. The Daughter was a good and decent girl but go to Letcher co.(Neon, Jenkins, Whitesburg) and ask people that knew the Dr. and you will see he was one of the biggest pill pushers in Ky from then and now.
You are absolutely correct. Back in the day I bought uppers and narcotics from Acker on many occasions, I'm from Letcher County. Never an exam or a question, just in and out the back door.
well

United States

#190 May 29, 2011
minnie me wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you DARE threaten me you COW! You may think you can get on here and monopolize every thread, and butt your nose into every discussion people try to have, but you are in NO position to threaten me, you dolt.
People on here are sick to death of you. Check my electron an exaic trail, azz wipe.
C eck my electronic trail, too, I bought narcotics from Acker back in the day(have been clean for years) would have no problem testifying about it. Never an exam, no questions asked.

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#191 May 31, 2011
Wow, didn't know that.....I've read the book, "A Dark and Bloody Ground", it's one of my all time faves. However, I don't recall any mention of this like someone else said. That would explain a lot about the money, for sure.

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Since: Sep 08

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#192 May 31, 2011
I read Lesters personal copy - Tragic , unfortunate for some , but shows that drug money doesn't always garrandangtee a happy future - History -
Reader

Corbin, KY

#193 Jun 2, 2011
dilbert wrote:
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where can you get the book
The library has three copies.
just me

Manchester, KY

#196 Aug 21, 2011
Mickey D wrote:
I am still laughing over the receipt, is that for real??????? I gotta get my hands on that book.
I have the book now, I got it from the Somerset Library. The story is more about the 3 guys and the girlfriend of one of them. It tell about all the crimes they did, Lester don't really have a very big part in the book.

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