Another Andy Barr Donor Pleads Guilty to Federal Criminal Charges
Another Andy Barr donor has pled guilty to federal criminal charges and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Jeremy Delk, owner of Tailor Made Compounding LLC, on Thursday pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge related to distributing prescription drugs illegally. His pharmacy admitted to $1.7M in illegal drug shipments, according to reporting by the Lexington Herald-Leader this morning.
Delk has given $8,500 to Andy Barr’s campaigns over the years, including $2,000 while Delk was under investigation by the FDA and FBI — just recently disclosed on Barr’s October 15th campaign finance report:
Josh Hicks statement:
“Andy Barr has a well-documented history of taking money from criminals. He’s taken millions from Corporate PACs, which is legal but corrupt — but to take money from criminal enterprises should be disqualifying. He needs to take that $8,500 that he accepted from Delk in campaign contributions, and donate it to a rehabilitation facility here in Central or Eastern Kentucky.”
Only one week ago Purdue Pharma, another Barr campaign contributor, pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid crisis. Hicks, who has made the opioid epidemic a central issue in his campaign, called on Barr to return the $1,000 he took from Purdue. Asked on a WKYT television appearance if he would return the money, Barr refused. “Look, I mean, that, tha-, that’s ridiculous,” he said.