• Miami man sentenced for cigarette warehouse burglary conspiracy

     OWENSBORO – A Miami resident was sentenced this week in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 57 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1,486,164.45 - for conspiracy and theft charges stemming from the defendant’s participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Cement company voluntarily pleads guilty to safety, health violations

     LOUISVILLE – Kosmos Cement Company d/b/a Cemex voluntarily pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, and was sentenced by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, to pay an agreed upon $400,000 fine, with $200,000 payable immediately, for its willful failure to comply with a mandatory health or safety standard, which is a violation of The Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former secretary of Kentucky’s Personnel Cabinet pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks

     Timothy M. Longmeyer, the former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, admitted in federal court today that he solicited and accepted over $200,000 in kickbacks from a private consultant during his tenure. 

    Longmeyer, 48, pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official, before U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell. 

  • Cave City physician faces multiple drug-related charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. this week, charged Christopher Steward, M.D., of Cave City, Kentucky, by grand jury indictment, with criminal counts of knowingly and intentionally distributing and dispensing controlled substances outside the course of professional medical practice, health care fraud, and identity theft, while he was a practicing physician in the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Mayor’s position set for May 10 hearing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first opportunity attorneys will have to discuss the conflict over the selection of Shepherdsville’s new mayor will be four weeks down the road.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress set a hearing for Tuesday, May 10, to consider arguments in the lawsuit filed by Shepherdsville councilmembers Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown.

    The suit names former mayor Scott Ellis, appointed mayor Brian James and councilmembers Dana James, Ashley Bratcher and Gloria Taft as defendants.

  • Oldham man guilty of child sex trafficking

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of an Oldham County, Kentucky, man before Senior District Judge Charles R. Simpson III, in United States District Court, to a charge of aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of a minor.

  • Company pays $2.5 million to resolve false claims lawsuit

     LOUISVILLE - PremierTox 2.0, Inc. has paid $2.5 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.  PremierTox is a company that provides drug urine screening services to citizens of Kentucky and Tennessee.  The government alleged that PremierTox submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TennCare and Kentucky Medicaid for drug urine screening services. PremierTox previously did business in Tennessee under the name Nexus.

  • Brothers guilty of tax evasion

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Two brothers from Cumberland County, Kentucky, pled guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to separate, and multiple charges of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, relating to the concealment of income from the sale of stolen copper wire, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Scottsville pastor sentenced for embezzling church funds

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of an Allen County, Kentucky, woman to18 months in prison for committing three counts of wire fraud, and was ordered to pay $274,846 restitution to her former employer, the Scottsville (Kentucky) Baptist Church.

  • Louisville man detained pending child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man formerly employed by Kentucky Country Day of Louisville as a high school physical education teacher and assistant coach with the school’s athletics department was detained today pending trial for violating child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Matthew Graves, age 38, is charged in an indictment with Advertising, Transportation, and Receipt of child pornography.  These charges stem from his use of the social media messaging application KIK.