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Courts

  • 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.

  • Burglaries high on indictment list in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether it is the staggering economy or the need for money for drugs or simply the need to steal, the Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted a number of felony offenders for burglary charges.

    Ashley Hutton was charged with burglary in the first degree and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

    The indictment alleges that on Sept. 30, 2013, Hutton entered a home while in possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a crime.

    While at the home, she allegedly took items worth over $500.

  • Fraudulent contractor pleads guilty

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that a contractor accused of failing to perform repair services for a Louisville resident, despite being paid to do so, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception over $500, a class D felony.

  • Campbellsville man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Campbellsville, Kentucky man pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II, to two counts of bank robbery, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Joshua Riley Spangler, age 28, admitted in court to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the Cecilian Bank, located at 235 East Western Avenue in Sonora, Kentucky of $1,019. on January 15, 2013.

  • AG indicts online computer store owner

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that the owner of an online computer and electronics store has been indicted on four counts of theft by deception less than $10,000, three counts of theft by deception less than $500, and a persistent felony offender charge.

    A Russell County grand jury returned the indictment on 32-year-old Jonas L. Snow Monday morning.

  • Indiana man pleads guilty in exploitation case

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine today announced that an Indiana man has pleaded guilty to 20 felony counts related to the selling of pre-need caskets, grave markers, and burial vaults to multiple Jefferson County residents.

  • Woman faces indictment over theft of school funds

     HEBRON ESTATES - A former school bookkeeper had been indicted for taking money.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Mary Christie Holt.

    Holt has been charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    According to the indictment, Holt took over $10,000 between Aug. 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013.

    This is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • Former Central Kentucky Glass president guilty of fraud

     LOUISVILLE – The former president of Central Kentucky Glass Company, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, pleaded guilty today, in United States District Court, to a single count of wire fraud, in connection with a multi-million dollar contract at Fort Knox High School, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Central Kentucky Glass Company was charged separately in a grand jury indictment, with wire fraud, mail fraud and major fraud against the United States.

  • Attorney General Conway announces guilty plea by fraudulent contractor

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that a contractor accused of failing to perform repair services for a Louisville resident, despite being paid to do so, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception over $10.000, a class C felony.

  • Hardin jailer says he will get his money

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court will not pay for the home incarceration fees charged for a felony offender.

    Citing a lack of authorization to incur the cost, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to not pay a bill of $1,253 for the electronic monitoring of Misty Thompson.

    However, Hardin County jailer Danny Allen said he will get his money.

    Thompson was assigned HIP by Bullitt Circuit Court.