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Courts

  • Bowling Green physician guilty of unlawful distribution, health care fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the guilty plea by former Warren County, Kentucky, physician Charles Fred Gott to multiple charges of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances and health care fraud, in United States District Court, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers.

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on felony drug-related charges:

    *Joseph Wayne Probus -- charged with complicity to traffick in marijuana over five pounds.

    The indictment alleges that on May 15, 2017, Probus had more than five pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell.

    Probus, 42, of Louisville, faces a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force investigated.

  • Paducah office manager sentenced for embezzlement

      PADUCAH – The office manager for Utilities Dynamics, Inc. was sentenced to 65 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court today, for wire fraud and identity theft as part of a scheme to defraud the company of $747,455.30 announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Hart Co. felon sentenced for unlawful firearms possession

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, felon was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison followed by three years of Supervised Release, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, in United States District Court yesterday, for unlawful possession of firearms announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Indiana man sentenced for interstate sex engagements with minor

     LOUISVILLE – Today, United States District Judge David J. Hale sentenced a Lexington, Indiana, man to 20 years in prison followed by 20 years of Supervised Release for violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Hardin Co. man pleads guilty to online enticement with minor

     LOUISVILLE -- An Elizabethtown man pled guilty to two child exploitation offenses yesterday in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

    Timothy Scott Walters, 51, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for the purpose of meeting her to engage in sexual conduct.  He also admitted to sending obscene material to the same person.

  • Convicted felon sentenced 110 months for threats, firearms

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentence of a Louisville convicted felon, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 110 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release, for threatening to kill a Louisville Metro Police Officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties, and for several firearms violations. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Four indicted for separate sex-related incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Four individuals have been indicted for unrelated sex offenses involving victims who were minors.

    Leonard L. Corbin has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on the charges of rape in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, between April 9, 2016, and July 12, 2017, Corbin allegedly had sexual intercourse with a minor less than 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he subjected the same victim to sexual contact.

  • Convicted felon sentenced 117 months for drugs, firearms charges

     BOWLING GREEN – A Louisville convicted felon was recently sentenced in United States District Court by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers to 117 months in prison for multiple charges including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

  • Maryland brothers guilty of lottery scam wire fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – Two Maryland brothers pleaded guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud in United States District Court this week before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  Victims were contacted by email and telephone and told that they had won a lottery, but needed to pay money up front to receive their winnings.