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Courts

  • Business pays $750,000 for contraband cigarette trafficking

      BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Tantus Tobacco, LLC,  a Russell Springs, Kentucky, company paid $750,000 in restitution and forfeitures this week, in U.S. District Court, after being sentenced by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., on a single charge of conspiracy to engage in contraband cigarette trafficking, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Felon pleads guilty to robbing multiple restaurants

     LOUISVILLE - David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, this week, in United States District Court, to charges of brandishing a firearm while robbing three restaurants located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

    Kenneth Dion Flintroy, Jr., age 24, pleaded guilty before District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to a seven count indictment, on Monday, August 4, 2014, in Louisville.

  • Bank robber gets 70 months, restitution

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man was sentenced today, by U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to serve 70 months in prison for the robbery of four banks located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, during a two week period, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $11,960 announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Pair charged for abuse in way they disciplined young child

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The mother of a 4-year-old girl is taking some heat for the way she allegedly chose to discipline her child.

    Brittany Herbst, 23, of Mount Washington, has been charged with criminal abuse.

    Also charged is her boyfriend, James Ford, 29.

    According to the warrant which led to her arrest on Wednesday,  Herbst allegedly helped boyfriend force feed her 4 year-old daughter hot sauce and vinegar between June 18, 2013, and May 1, 2014, on “multiple occasions.”

  • Man pleads guilty to producing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws today, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Craig Ian Elliott, age 47, pled guilty to a single charge of producing child pornography.  Senior United States District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, accepted the guilty plea.

  • Burglaries high on indictment list in Bullitt County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Whether it is the staggering economy or the need for money for drugs or simply the need to steal, the Bullitt County Grand Jury indicted a number of felony offenders for burglary charges.

    Ashley Hutton was charged with burglary in the first degree and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

    The indictment alleges that on Sept. 30, 2013, Hutton entered a home while in possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a crime.

    While at the home, she allegedly took items worth over $500.

  • Fraudulent contractor pleads guilty

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that a contractor accused of failing to perform repair services for a Louisville resident, despite being paid to do so, has pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception over $500, a class D felony.

  • Campbellsville man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Campbellsville, Kentucky man pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before Senior District Judge John G. Heyburn II, to two counts of bank robbery, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Joshua Riley Spangler, age 28, admitted in court to robbing through force, violence and intimidation, the Cecilian Bank, located at 235 East Western Avenue in Sonora, Kentucky of $1,019. on January 15, 2013.

  • AG indicts online computer store owner

    Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Consumer Protection today announced that the owner of an online computer and electronics store has been indicted on four counts of theft by deception less than $10,000, three counts of theft by deception less than $500, and a persistent felony offender charge.

    A Russell County grand jury returned the indictment on 32-year-old Jonas L. Snow Monday morning.

  • Indiana man pleads guilty in exploitation case

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine today announced that an Indiana man has pleaded guilty to 20 felony counts related to the selling of pre-need caskets, grave markers, and burial vaults to multiple Jefferson County residents.