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Courts

  • Two Louisville men guilty of drug possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Louisville residents recently pleaded guilty in United States District Court before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay to multiple charges including aiding and abetting and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Oscar Portillo, age 39, and Jose Luis Madrigal II, age 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service. Charges were dismissed against a third defendants.

  • Former executive assistant sentenced, to serve restitution for wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today that Jill Maree Chester, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., following her conviction on criminal counts of wire fraud, stemming from Chester’s actions while she worked as an executive assistant at a Louisville business.

  • Illegal immigrant charged with illegal re-entry

     LOUISVILLE Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, was charged this week by grand jury indictment with Illegal Re-entry After Deportation, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, residing in Louisville, Kentucky, is a citizen of Mexico who on October 22, 2016 was found to be illegally present in the United States after having been deported from the United States on May 13, 2013.

  • Louisville woman guilty of defrauding Social Security

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman pleaded guilty this week in United States District Court before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to several charges involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, totaling $268,396 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man sentenced for role in string of armed robberies

        LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the 37-year sentence of a violent convicted felon for his role in a string of armed robberies in Metro Louisville. The federal charges stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, developed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

  • Webster Co. business owner sentenced for violating Clean Air Act

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Webster County, Kentucky business owner was sentenced in United States District Court this week, by Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl to serve a 90-day sentence plus two years probated with the condition that he not commit additional environmental offenses, for the negligent violation of the Clean Air Act, which is a Class A Misdemeanor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • 2016-17 Teen Court members begin their work

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- This year’s group of high school students who are part of the Teen Court program were recently sworn in.

    Bullitt County is one of just 22 Teen Court programs in the entire state of Kentucky.

    This real-life program allows juvenile offenders to have their case heard before a jury of their peers.

    The punishment given by the Teen Court members  is binding.

  • Louisville felon pleads guilty to multiple drugs, firearms charges
  • Former special deputy pleads guilty

     LOUISVILLE – A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was among three people who entered guilty pleas recently in U.S. District Court.

    Christopher Mattingly entered pleas to trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine and money laundering, according to U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Two co-defendants admitted to concealing the criminal activities from law enforcement during a 15 month period.

    Those pleading guilty in United States District Court on Nov. 16 before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale

  • Retired Fulton jailer, suppliers charged for detention center kickbacks

     PADUCAH – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., joined by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Amy S. Hess, announced charges today against retired Fulton County Kentucky Jailer Ricky Parnell and four contractors, who performed work on the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the project.