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Courts

  • 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.

  • Man indicted on sex charge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who was convicted of murder in 1983 is now back in trouble with the law.

    James Edward Rummage, 61, has been indicted on the charge of sexual abuse.

    But he is also charged with being a persistent felony offender for convictions in 1983 and 1976, including one for murder.

    According to the indictment, on March 17, 2015, Rummage allegedly had sexual contact with a female less than 12 years of age.

    That is a Class D felony, which is punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Physician charged with conspiracy, fraud, laundering

      BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the indictment of former Warren County, Kentucky, physician Charles Fred Gott on charges of conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances during the course of his professional practice that were not for a legitimate medical purpose, health care fraud, and money laundering.

  • Clinton County man guilty of false tax returns

      BOWLING GREEN – A Clinton County, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to six counts of failing to report approximately $386,183.67 in income and royalty income during a six year period and for overstating business expenses of $581,519.91 announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Man convicted of evading income taxes, providing false documents to IRS

     WASHINGTON – A Russell Springs, Kentucky, man has been found guilty by a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court in Bowling Green, Kentucky, of multiple tax crimes, including failure to report hundreds of thousands of dollars on his income taxes, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey of the Eastern District of Kentucky.

  • Employee pays for False Claims Act violations

      LOUISVILLE – Micheal DeMil, a former officer of RMD Holdings, Ltd d/b/a Nationwide Fence and Supply Co. (Nationwide) today paid $358,707.06 to settle allegations that while a project manager, he violated the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements in certain federally funded construction projects, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. Today’s payment, in addition to a $1,750,000 payment by Nationwide in December of 2014, settles allegations that the company circumvented the DBE requirements in federally funded construction projects.

  • Judge asked to raise tax rate

      HILLVIEW -- A counteroffer by the Hillview City Council has been rejected by a company which had previously won a verdict of over $11 million.

    And, now, Truck America Training LLC has filed a motion asking a Bullitt Circuit Judge to set tax amounts at a rate that would ensure the city pays its judgment.

    The writ of mandamus was recently filed against the city after its undisclosed counteroffer was recently rejected.

    As of April 15, 2015, the interest in the $11.4 million judgment in 2012 has increased the total amount to $15.1 million.

  • Tax preparer sentenced for false returns

      LOUISVILLE – Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation announced today that Elizabeth A. Lawless, 66, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced this week by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 6 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $329,465 to the IRS.

  • Louisville resident sentenced for tax fraud, stolen i.d.'s

     LOUISVILLE – Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation announced today that Erica Spencer, 37, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced this week by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 48 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $94,159 in restitution.

  • Former Episcopal chair, spouse, sentenced for charity embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – Charles Muir, the former chairman of the Woodcock Foundation, and his wife, Diana Muir, former owner of DBM-Dental Direct of Louisville, were sentenced today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve prison terms for the interstate transportation of stolen property and money laundering totaling $1,141,030, from the Louisville Episcopal Church Education Foundation, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.