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Courts

  • Former LMPD detective guilty of theft

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, in United States District Court, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, to a Felony Information, charging the former detective with theft from interstate shipment.

  • Bullitt man guilty of enticing minor for sex acts

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Bullitt County, Kentucky, man before District Judge David J. Hale, in United States District Court, on December 15, 2015, to a charge of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

  • Taylor Co. business owner sentenced for bank fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of a Taylor County, Kentucky, business owner, in United States District Court this week, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve a 4 month prison term, and ordered to pay restitution totaling $506,684.37 for committing bank fraud.

  • Man indicted for burglary, fleeing on foot

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who led local police officers on a foot chase after attempting to rob two businesses has been indicted.

    Thomas Jacob Devers, 19, of Shepherdsville, has been charged by the Bullitt County Grand Jury with robbery, criminal attempt to commit robbery and fleeing police.

    On the morning of Oct. 10, Devers allegedly went into the Rite Aid in Shepherdsville to commit a robbery.

    He was holding a deadly weapon while threatening to use force on one of the employees.

  • Two Louisville men guilty of drug possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Louisville residents recently pleaded guilty in United States District Court before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay to multiple charges including aiding and abetting and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Oscar Portillo, age 39, and Jose Luis Madrigal II, age 24, pleaded guilty to the charges and remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service. Charges were dismissed against a third defendants.

  • Former executive assistant sentenced, to serve restitution for wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today that Jill Maree Chester, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., following her conviction on criminal counts of wire fraud, stemming from Chester’s actions while she worked as an executive assistant at a Louisville business.

  • Illegal immigrant charged with illegal re-entry

     LOUISVILLE Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, was charged this week by grand jury indictment with Illegal Re-entry After Deportation, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Miguel Angel Villasenor-Saucedo, 40, residing in Louisville, Kentucky, is a citizen of Mexico who on October 22, 2016 was found to be illegally present in the United States after having been deported from the United States on May 13, 2013.

  • Louisville woman guilty of defrauding Social Security

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville woman pleaded guilty this week in United States District Court before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to several charges involving the fraudulent receipt of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for an eleven-year period, totaling $268,396 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville man sentenced for role in string of armed robberies

        LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the 37-year sentence of a violent convicted felon for his role in a string of armed robberies in Metro Louisville. The federal charges stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies, developed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.

  • Webster Co. business owner sentenced for violating Clean Air Act

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Webster County, Kentucky business owner was sentenced in United States District Court this week, by Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl to serve a 90-day sentence plus two years probated with the condition that he not commit additional environmental offenses, for the negligent violation of the Clean Air Act, which is a Class A Misdemeanor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.