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  • Man convicted of evading income taxes, providing false documents to IRS

     WASHINGTON – A Russell Springs, Kentucky, man has been found guilty by a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court in Bowling Green, Kentucky, of multiple tax crimes, including failure to report hundreds of thousands of dollars on his income taxes, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey of the Eastern District of Kentucky.

  • Employee pays for False Claims Act violations

      LOUISVILLE – Micheal DeMil, a former officer of RMD Holdings, Ltd d/b/a Nationwide Fence and Supply Co. (Nationwide) today paid $358,707.06 to settle allegations that while a project manager, he violated the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements in certain federally funded construction projects, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. Today’s payment, in addition to a $1,750,000 payment by Nationwide in December of 2014, settles allegations that the company circumvented the DBE requirements in federally funded construction projects.

  • Judge asked to raise tax rate

      HILLVIEW -- A counteroffer by the Hillview City Council has been rejected by a company which had previously won a verdict of over $11 million.

    And, now, Truck America Training LLC has filed a motion asking a Bullitt Circuit Judge to set tax amounts at a rate that would ensure the city pays its judgment.

    The writ of mandamus was recently filed against the city after its undisclosed counteroffer was recently rejected.

    As of April 15, 2015, the interest in the $11.4 million judgment in 2012 has increased the total amount to $15.1 million.

  • Tax preparer sentenced for false returns

      LOUISVILLE – Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation announced today that Elizabeth A. Lawless, 66, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced this week by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 6 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $329,465 to the IRS.

  • Louisville resident sentenced for tax fraud, stolen i.d.'s

     LOUISVILLE – Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation announced today that Erica Spencer, 37, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced this week by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 48 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $94,159 in restitution.

  • Former Episcopal chair, spouse, sentenced for charity embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – Charles Muir, the former chairman of the Woodcock Foundation, and his wife, Diana Muir, former owner of DBM-Dental Direct of Louisville, were sentenced today, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve prison terms for the interstate transportation of stolen property and money laundering totaling $1,141,030, from the Louisville Episcopal Church Education Foundation, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former Catholic church bookkeeper gets 6 months for embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School was sentenced in U.S. District Court today, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to six months home detention as part of a three year term of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $83,191 to the Louisville Parish announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Tammy Goodlett, 49, of Louisville, admitted in court to devising a scheme to defraud Saint Gabriel.

  • Hillview loses last appeal on suit

     HILLVIEW -- With it appeals exhausted, it is now time to pay the piper for Hillview city officials.

    With a jury awarding a judgment of over $11 million, the city of Hillview recently saw its final appeal rejected.

    City attorney Tammy Baker said that the state Supreme Court denied Hillview’s request for a discretionary review of a state Court of Appeals decision.

    The state court upheld the jury’s decision to award Truck America and its owners, Jim and Debbie Carter, over $11 million for its breach of contract.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child porn possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE - On March 26, 2015, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown, arrested Christopher L. Miller, 32, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Cincinnati man sentenced for sex trafficking scheme

    WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of the Western District of Kentucky sentenced Cincinnati resident, Christopher Hisle, 45, to serve 180 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release, the Justice Department announced today.

    Restitution will be determined at a future date. Hisle pleaded guilty on Nov. 14, 2014, to sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, and to enticing individuals to travel in interstate commerce for prostitution and transporting individuals in interstate commerce for prostitution.