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Courts

  • Women graduate from program that fights abuse

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Three participants in the Families Moving Beyond Abuse (FMBA) program recently graduated.

    Katie Thornsberry, Jamie Gunter and Samantha Lunsford graduated after completing the four-phase program that generally takes 12 to 18 months to complete.

    At the graduation ceremony, Family Court Circuit Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour told those in attendance that the graduation was not only for those who went through the program, but also for those who have worked to help the graduates get to that point.

  • Louisville couple guilty of wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, couple pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. to a single charge of wire fraud for their individual roles in a scheme to divert over $550,000.00 from the Iceland Sports Complex announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former Ballard Co. judge executive guilty of fraud

     PADUCAH – The former Ballard County Judge Executive pled guilty in United States District Court today, before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to multiple charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements on loan applications, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Mattingly sentenced to three years

     LOUISVILLE — A former special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office will serve the next 36 months in a federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation.

    Christopher A. Mattingly, 40, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court on charges of trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering).

    Two other individuals previously entered guilty pleas on the charge of concealing their knowledge of the illegal activity.

  • Former special deputy sentenced for trafficking, money laundering

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of a former Bullitt County, Kentucky, Special Sheriff’s Deputy, to 36 months in prison, followed by a five year  period of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, for trafficking in marijuana and methamphetamine and concealing the financial proceeds (money laundering). Two co-defendants admitted to concealing the criminal activities from law enforcement during a 15 month period.

  • Former Casey Co. teacher sentenced 5 years for sex conduct with minor

     BOWLING GREEN – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former Casey County, Kentucky, teacher was sentenced in United States District Court by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers on July 26, 2017, to 60 months in prison followed by a ten year period of supervised release and required to register as a sex offender announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Former Monroe Co. deputy charged with stealing from Defense Department program

     BOWLING GREEN – A former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff was charged this week by felony Information with wire fraud for devising a scheme to sell and/or give away surplus military property, obtained from a Department of Defense program, including a camper and ATV, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Larry Dale Martin, 34, of Glasgow, Kentucky, was charged Wednesday with a single  count of wire fraud. A date for his initial appearance and guilty plea has not been scheduled with the court.

  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On July 26, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested James T. Skaggs, 35, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Skaggs was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Beshear: Louisville man arrested for child porn possession

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit announced today that a Louisville man was arrested for possession of child pornography.

    Jeremy D. Summarell, 44, of Louisville was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony.

    This investigation began when Summarell uploaded several exploitative photos of a minor family member to a foreign file sharing website and requested others to share similar images with him.

  • Fulton Co. jailer sentenced in detention center kickbacks scandal

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell was sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to the defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.