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Courts

  • AG indicts local contractor

     Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that a contractor accused of failing to perform home repair services for a Louisville resident, despite being paid to do so, has been indicted on one count of theft by deception over $10,000, a class C felony. A Jefferson County grand jury returned the indictment on 42-year-old Kevin Carter, of Mount Washington, Ky., on Thursday.

  • Man indicted in U.S. District Court

     LOUISVILLE – A Shepherdsville man was indicted on multiple counts of wire fraud in U.S. District Court.

    The indictment was unsealed Friday, according to David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • USA Harvest founder sentenced for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE - USA Harvest founder, Hugh “Stan” Curtis was sentenced today by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 24 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and ordered to pay $183,354 in restitution, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Owner of bankrupt young oil company sentenced to 33 months for securities fraud, mail fraud, failure to file income tax returns and illegal possession of a firearm
  • Bowling Green man sentenced 24 months for international firearms shipping

      BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green, Kentucky, man was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, to 24 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release for exporting firearms from the United States announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Business pays $750,000 for contraband cigarette trafficking

      BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Tantus Tobacco, LLC,  a Russell Springs, Kentucky, company paid $750,000 in restitution and forfeitures this week, in U.S. District Court, after being sentenced by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., on a single charge of conspiracy to engage in contraband cigarette trafficking, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Felon pleads guilty to robbing multiple restaurants

     LOUISVILLE - David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, this week, in United States District Court, to charges of brandishing a firearm while robbing three restaurants located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

    Kenneth Dion Flintroy, Jr., age 24, pleaded guilty before District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to a seven count indictment, on Monday, August 4, 2014, in Louisville.

  • Bank robber gets 70 months, restitution

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man was sentenced today, by U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 70 months in prison for the robbery of four banks located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, during a two week period, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,960 announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Pair charged for abuse in way they disciplined young child

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The mother of a 4-year-old girl is taking some heat for the way she allegedly chose to discipline her child.

    Brittany Herbst, 23, of Mount Washington, has been charged with criminal abuse.

    Also charged is her boyfriend, James Ford, 29.

    According to the warrant which led to her arrest on Wednesday,  Herbst allegedly helped boyfriend force feed her 4 year-old daughter hot sauce and vinegar between June 18, 2013, and May 1, 2014, on “multiple occasions.”

  • Man pleads guilty to producing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws today, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Craig Ian Elliott, age 47, pled guilty to a single charge of producing child pornography.  Senior United States District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, accepted the guilty plea.