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Courts

  • Former lending company owner guilty of fraud

     LOUISVILLE - The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company pleaded guilty to bank fraud today, in U.S. District Court, for devising a scheme to defraud National City Bank of $12,744,678 of money under its control, by submitting fraudulent funding requests for nonexistent mortgage loans announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former high school football coach faces further child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE - A Louisville man previously employed by a parochial high school located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, as a high school teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department, was charged in a felony Information, filed on July 31, 2015, with violating child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Fired detective sues to get her job back, monetary damages

     

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lynn Hunt wants her job back as a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hunt, who was terminated from her position on July 16, has filed a civil wrongful termination lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Less than a week after her termination, attorney Mike Moulton filed the litigation on behalf of Hunt.

    She began her employment with sheriff David Greenwell on Nov. 30, 2012.

    In the lawsuit, the lone defendant named was Greenwell.

  • Mayor indicted for misdemeanor; could face up to 90 days in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of an eight-month period, the mayor of Shepherdsville allegedly promoted or commanded a person to engage in the business of prostitution.

  • Murder suspect case sent on to grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The murder case against a Louisville man will now go to the grand jury for possible indictment.

    However, the charge of hindering apprehension against the suspect’s girlfriend was dismissed.

    Enough evidence was presented Tuesday during a probable cause hearing to send the case against Kevin Justin Ward, 26, to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ward has been charged with murder in the death of Travis Lyn Steiger on July 10 behind the Super 8 Motel in Shepherdsville.

  • Court: LJ chief should get job back

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- The city of Lebanon Junction currently has a vacancy for police chief and the state Court of Appeals might have just the candidate.

    In a ruling last week, the three-member Court of Appeals panel ruled that Darrell Paul should be returned to his position of police chief.

    Paul was fired on July 31, 2008, as chief of police by then-mayor James “Butch” Sweat.

  • Former local teacher found guilty of misdeeds

     LOUISVILLE -- A former Bullitt County school teacher has been found guilty of sex charges relating to a former student.

    A Jefferson Circuit Court jury took almost five hours to find Scott Quisenberry guilty of seven counts of rape and sodomy.

    On Tuesday, the jury was in the midst of the sentencing phase of the trial.

    Quisenberry could appeal the verdict. He could face up to 20 years in prison.

    While Quisenberry testified that the relationship with the girl, who is now 19, was not sexual, the prosecution had a different story.

  • Case against teacher dismissed

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher who was accused of having sexual intercourse with a student.

    While pleased with the dismissal, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin were disappointed that their client could not move forward with Tuesday’s trial to prove her innocence.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed with prejudice the six-count rape indictment against Crystal Chappell.

  • Man indicted for sex-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local man has been indicted for a series of sex-related charges.

    James Alan Campbell, 39, of Shepherdsville has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    He is charged with rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and incest.

    On March 24, 2015, Campbell allegedly had sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 18.

    That intercourse was forced by the defendant.

    The most serious of the allegations is a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

  • Man pleads to child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Bullitt County, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon, before Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to two charges of producing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Michael Mudd, age 45, was arrested on August 25, 2014, on a criminal complaint.  A federal grand jury indicted Mudd on September 18, 2014.  Mudd pleaded guilty to two separate counts of producing child pornography.  Additional charges for receiving child pornography remain pending.