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Courts

  • Convicted felon sentenced for impersonating officer

     LOUISVILLE– A Louisville convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court today, by District Court Judge David J. Hale, to seven years in prison for impersonating an officer, on more than one occasion, and for unlawfully transporting firearms, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Man indicted for breaking into home with intent to commit crime

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been indicted for allegedly entering a home in May with the intent to commit a crime.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Nathan Sanders.

    He was charged with burglary, robbery and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

    According to the indictment, Sanders went into a home on May 2, 2016, with the intent to commit a crime and used or threatened to use a deadly weapon against the property owner.

    He also threatened a participant in the case.

  • Six charged with stolen cars, false claims, i.d. theft

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the indictment and arrests of six men all charged in a conspiracy that resulted in a loss of approximately $1.2 million to banks and car lenders. The twenty count indictment was unsealed on October 25, 2016 during a hearing before United States Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin. A jury trial is scheduled in Louisville before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, on December 19, 2016 at 9:30 am.

  • Convicted sex offender guilty of child porn possession

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Meade County, Kentucky, convicted sex offender, on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before District Judge David J. Hale, to charges of transporting and possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Calloway County man charged with multiple child sex exploitation counts

     PADUCAH – A Calloway County, Kentucky, man was charged by grand jury in a 27 count indictment with inducing minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct, inducing minor victims to produce visual depictions of that conduct which were then transmitted over the internet, and with inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 27 months in federal prison

     LOUISVILLE - A former deputy with the Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s Office was sentenced Monday to 27 months in federal prison and one year of supervised release, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, for willfully depriving a county resident of his constitutional rights, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and United States Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. of the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Woman who struck officer now facing indictment

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- An officer is still off duty and the woman who allegedly caused his injuries has now been indicted.

    Raira L. Litsey, 32, of Louisville, was recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury for events surrounding a July 3, 2016, incident in Shepherdsville.

    According to the indictment, Litsey was indicted for assault, two counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing police, failure to wear seatbelt, operating on a suspended license and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Logan County tax preparer guilty of false returns

     BOWLING GREEN – Two former tax preparers pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to conspiring to defraud the United States through preparing false tax returns and aiding in the preparation of the false returns at a tax preparation office in Logan County, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Business owner sentenced for defrauding over 400 victims

     LOUISVILLE – Mark Allen Hartley, the owner of Patriot Computers, a Virginia corporation, was sentenced this week, in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 36 months in prison, on multiple wire fraud charges related to the theft of $809,205.43 from 434 victims, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Vibra Healthcare to pay $32.7 million for false claims

     WASHINGTON - Vibra Healthcare LLC (Vibra), a national hospital chain headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has agreed to $32.7 million, plus interest, to resolve claims that Vibra violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for medically unnecessary services, the Department of Justice announced today.