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Courts

  • Two charged with drug user's death after distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Calvert City residents were charged by grand jury indictment this week with intentionally distributing U-4770 commonly known as U-4 or by its street name, “Pink”, a Schedule I controlled substance, to a person known as “T.M.” whose death and serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance, and serious bodily injury to K.M. resulted from the use of such substance announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Kentucky allergists pay to resolve false claims

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky allergists Bruce Wolf and Kiro John Yun, have agreed to pay $740,578 to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Wolf and Yun, P.S.C. (W&Y) is a medical practice group of otolaryngologists specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with offices located in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Leitchfield, Kentucky. The government alleged that W&Y submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TRICARE and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

  • Son now faces manslaughter charge in death of his father

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man accused of causing injuries which resulted in the death of his father will now face a new charge.

  • Former Webster Co. officer indicted for Civil Rights offenses, falsification

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A former officer with the Providence Police Department, located in Webster County, Kentucky, was charged by federal grand jury indictment this week, with two counts of willfully depriving an arrestee of his constitutional rights under color of law, and one count of falsifying a document, announced the Justice Department and John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    William Dukes, Jr., 42 of Greenville, Kentucky, was arrested today and currently is in  federal custody.

  • Final defendant in Ballard meth ring gets 20 years

     PADUCAH – Wickliffe, Kentucky, resident and convicted felon, Christopher Ford, was the last of six co-defendants sentenced in United States District Court this week to 240 months in prison, followed by a five year period of supervised release, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for his role in the distribution of methamphetamine, a controlled substance, and additional charges of being a felon in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Tennessee contractor sentenced in Fulton Co. Detention Center scandal

     PADUCAH –  A Dresden, Tennessee, business owner and contract supplier was sentenced to 35 months in prison and ordered to pay $100,000 restitution today in United States District Court by 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.

  • Allen Co. accountant charged with tax, wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE – An Allen County Kentucky accountant was charged this week by a federal criminal information with devising a scheme to defraud his employer, and with filing fraudulent individual income tax returns, over a five-year period, that failed to include over $600,000 in reportable income, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Theft of property leads to many grand jury indictments

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The taking of items belonging to other individuals was a common theme when the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury recently met.

    The following theft-related indictments were handed down:

    *James C. Edwards — charged with burglary, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, theft by unlawful taking and being a persistent felony offender.

    The indictment alleges that Edwards entered into a home on Dec. 16, 2016, armed with a deadly weapon with the intent to commit a crime.

  • Louisville man guity of sex trafficking minor

     LOUISVILLE – Keith L. Napier, Jr. of Louisville pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to a charge of sex trafficking of a minor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville felon gets life sentence for sexual conduct with minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville felon was sentenced to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr, in United States District Court today, for coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.  Arthur Wayne Kniffley is currently serving a 210-month sentence for distribution and possession of child pornography.