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Courts

  • Convicted felon sentenced for carrying firearm

     LOUISVILLE – A convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • McCracken Co. attorney guilty of defrauding clients

     PADUCAH – A licensed Kentucky attorney pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Casey Co. man guilty of defrauding Farm Credit Administration

     BOWLING GREEN –  A Casey County, Kentucky, man pled guilty today in United States District Court before District Judge Greg N. Stivers for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Farm Credit Administration by concealing the sale of grain to unauthorized purchasers, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former LaRue Co. principal guilty of child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A former Larue County, Kentucky, High School Principal pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former KSP detective charged with false statements during hearing

     LEXINGTON – John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, announced the grand jury indictment of a former Kentucky State Police Detective for making false statements, while under oath, during a United States District Court hearing in Lexington. The statements were made while testifying about the destruction of evidence tied to the prosecution of defendants charged by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. For that reason, the Eastern District was granted a recusal in this prosecution.

  • Women graduate from program that fights abuse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three participants in the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program recently graduated.

    Katie Thornsberry, Jamie Gunter and Samantha Lunsford graduated after completing the four-phase program that generally takes 12 to 18 months to complete.

    At the graduation ceremony, Family Court Circuit Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour told those in attendance that the graduation was not only for those who went through the program, but also for those who have worked to help the graduates get to that point.

  • Louisville couple guilty of wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, couple pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. to a single charge of wire fraud for their individual roles in a scheme to divert over $550,000.00 from the Iceland Sports Complex announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former Ballard Co. judge executive guilty of fraud

     PADUCAH – The former Ballard County Judge Executive pled guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to multiple charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements on loan applications, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Mattingly sentenced to three years

     LOUISVILLE — A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office will serve the next 36 months in a federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation.

    Christopher A. Mattingly, 40, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court on charges of trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering).

    Two other individuals previously entered guilty pleas on the charge of concealing their knowledge of the illegal activity.

  • Former special deputy sentenced for trafficking, money laundering

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of a former Bullitt County, Kentucky, Special Sheriff’s Deputy, to 36 months in prison, followed by a five year  period of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, for trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine and concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering). Two co-defendants admitted to concealing the criminal activities from law enforcement during a 15 month period.