Owner of Kegney's pleads guilty to embezzling from City of Lynchburg

The owner of a former Irish pub in downtown Lynchburg has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the City of Lynchburg.

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority revoked Kegney Brothers' license on March 8, 2019, citing numerous reasons. Among them, the ABC says the restaurant was not properly keeping its records, submitted fraudulent records to deceive the agency, and couldn't demonstrate financial responsibility.

"When you got six charges and a couple of them involve fraud; not paying your taxes to the locals and the state, those are very serious charges," Pat Griffin VA ABC Chief Hearing Officer said earlier this year.

Nicholas Cash, the owner of Kegney's, was in Lynchburg Circuit Court Tuesday after being indicted by a grand jury last year.

A judge gave him until June 4, 2019 to pay everything back.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of felony embezzlement and paid restitution to the city of $49,042.85.

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