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Courts

  • 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.

  • LAWSUIT LIVES... Chapeze residents have standing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some of the residents in the area along Chapeze Lane have a right to protest and have a legal say in how property is annexed by the city of Shepherdsville.

    That is the ruling of Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress.

    In his ruling on Sept. 16, a number of residents protesting the annexation of property owned by George Miller along Chapeze Lane do have a right to be heard.

    More importantly, they have “standing” in the case as it now moves forward to discuss other merits.

  • Three indicted for bomb device at motel

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Three individuals have been indicted for their roles in a pipe bomb incident at a local motel.

    Mark A. Cundiff, 25, and Pashence Hoffman, 20, both of Shepherdsville, along with Charles Keith, 18, of Lebanon Junction, were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Each have been charged with complicity to wanton endangerment (three counts) and complicity to possession of a destructive/booby trap device.

  • Hart Co. man charged with consumer product tampering

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, man was charged, under seal, by grand jury indictment on September 14, 2016, with one count of consumer product tampering, announced United States Attorney, John E. Kuhn, Jr.