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Courts

  • Fulton contract supplier guilty of detention center construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH, Ky. –  a Dresden, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man sentenced for real estate embezzlement, fraud

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was sentenced to twenty-one months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $520,174 by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, in United States District Court, for posing as a real estate investor and embezzling funds from fraudulent agreements, today announced United States Attorney John. E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Eric Claxton, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, in a superseding information, on July 28, 2016 and entered a guilty plea to all charges on October 31, 2016. Claxton remains free on a secured bond.

  • Meade Co. sex offender sentenced for child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A Meade County, Kentucky, man on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, was sentenced in United States District Court, by District Judge David J. Hale, to 15 years in prison followed by a life term of Supervised Release, for transporting and possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Travis Tucker, 30, was charged by grand jury Indictment on February 17, 2016.  He pled guilty to the charges on November 7, 2016. Tucker remains in federal custody.

  • Simpson Co. woman guilty of bank robbery

      BOWLING GREEN – A Simpson County, Kentucky, woman pleaded guilty Monday, January 30, 2017, in United States District Court, before District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers, to a single count of bank robbery announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    According to the plea agreement, Patricia Lamar Brewer, 48, admitted to robbing the Citizens First Bank located at 1200 South Main Street, in Franklin, Kentucky, of $43,100 at approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 30, 2012.

  • Man indicted for murder in I-65 death

     HILL VIEW -- A Jefferson County man has been indicted for the murder of a Bullitt County resident.

    Robert H. Whitaker Jr., 52, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on numerous charges relating to the Nov. 26, 2016, death of William Lee “Billy” Dezern.

    According to the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, Dezern was called to Interstate 65 northbound near the Brooks exit.

  • Court affirms unpaid suspension of animal control officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Animal control officer Mark Williams will not get his pay which was lost during a recent four-day suspension.

    And he will not get the suspension itself reversed.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court met for just over an hour in closed session. They were there to hear Williams’ appeal of his four-day suspension for insubordination.

    The court voted 4-1, with magistrate Joe Rayhill in opposition, to affirm the suspension handed down by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

  • Physician convicted of unlawful distribution, fraud

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., today announced the conviction of a Louisville physician, in United States District Court, before Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., on multiple charges including unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud.

  • Fulton contract supplier guilty of jail construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH –  A Fulton County, Kentucky, business owner and contract supplier pled guilty today in United States District Court before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Final participant sentenced in cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – The final Miami resident from Cuba, charged in a multi-state conspiracy was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Indictment for impersonating police

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — A man has been indicted for attempted murder of a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury has indicted Joseph Patrick Kean for a list of charges relating to an Oct. 16, 2016, arrest.

    According to the indictment, Kean intentionally drove his vehicle into a cruiser driven by Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Mann.

    The indictment stated the Kean, 47, of Louisville, was intending to cause the death of the deputy.