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Courts

  • Not guilty plea entered for local mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A not guilty plea was entered in Bullitt District Court on the Class B misdemeanor charge against the mayor of Shepherdsville.

    Attorney John Cook entered the not guilty plea on behalf of Scott Ellis, who has been indicted on a single count of solicitation to prostitution.

    The charge is punishable by 90 days in jail, a $250 fine or both.

    Special prosecutor Mark Shouse, an assistant Hardin County Attorney and former assistant Bullitt County Attorney, will be required to release evidence in the case to Cook.

  • Former Teamsters president guilty of embezzlement

      LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea of former Teamsters Local 783 President Jerry Thomas Vincent, Jr. to multiple charges of embezzling labor union funds  and criminal recordkeeping violations, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell today in U.S. District Court.

  • Iraqi refugee guilty of falsifying citizenship

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An Iraqi refugee living in Jefferson County, Kentucky was found guilty this week in U.S. District Court of falsely procuring U.S. citizenship, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Following a two day trial, a federal jury deliberated just over one hour before finding Ali Al-Kadumi, 45, guilty of the charge. Following the verdict, defendant Al-Kadumi was denaturalized and then detained pending sentencing by Judge Greg N. Stivers, who presided over the trial.

  • Former Hillview police chief will not face prison for lying to FBI agents

     LOUISVILLE -- The former Hillview police chief who was found guilty of lying to the FBI will not face prison time.

  • Former business owner pleads guilty to $1.1 million in mail fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former vendor for multiple local, state, and federal campaigns, PACs, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, including the McConnell Senate Committee pleaded guilty to three charges of mail fraud today, in U.S. District Court, for stealing more than $1.1 million in contributions and donations intended for committees and organizations announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Ex-teacher indicted again on sex charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just two weeks after charges were dismissed against a former Bullitt Central High teacher, Crystal D. Chappell is once again facing six felony allegations.

    When Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress dismissed the six charges of third-degree rape on July 14, defense attorneys Karen Faulkner and Julie Kaelin knew that there was a good possibility that the allegations would again be considered by the grand jury panel.

    On Tuesday, the grand jury issued an indictment on six counts of rape.

  • Former lending company owner guilty of fraud

     LOUISVILLE - The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company pleaded guilty to bank fraud today, in U.S. District Court, for devising a scheme to defraud National City Bank of $12,744,678 of money under its control, by submitting fraudulent funding requests for nonexistent mortgage loans announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former high school football coach faces further child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE - A Louisville man previously employed by a parochial high school located in Jefferson County, Kentucky, as a high school teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department, was charged in a felony Information, filed on July 31, 2015, with violating child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Fired detective sues to get her job back, monetary damages

     

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Lynn Hunt wants her job back as a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hunt, who was terminated from her position on July 16, has filed a civil wrongful termination lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    Less than a week after her termination, attorney Mike Moulton filed the litigation on behalf of Hunt.

    She began her employment with sheriff David Greenwell on Nov. 30, 2012.

    In the lawsuit, the lone defendant named was Greenwell.

  • Mayor indicted for misdemeanor; could face up to 90 days in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of an eight-month period, the mayor of Shepherdsville allegedly promoted or commanded a person to engage in the business of prostitution.