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Courts

  • 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.

  • Former Louisville pastor sentenced for viewing child porn

     LOUISVILLE – The former pastor of a Louisville, Kentucky, parish, Stephen A. Pohl, 57, was sentenced today in United States District Court, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 33 months in prison followed by a life term of Supervised Release for violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.  There is no parole in the federal criminal justice system.

  • Former Secretary of Kentucky’s Personnel Cabinet Charged With Accepting Kickbacks

     LEXINGTON - Timothy M. Longmeyer, the former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, solicited and accepted over $200,000 in kickbacks during his tenure, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court today.

  • Warren Co. man guilty of defrauding Supplemental Security Administration

      BOWLING GREEN – A Cave City, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to defrauding the Supplemental Security Administration because he failed to report income and falsely misrepresented his mental condition in order to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville daycare operator guilty of child care payment fraud

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a former Louisville daycare owner to charges of wire fraud and money laundering and an agreement by the defendant to pay $1,424,929.00 in restitution to the victim agency.

    Lottie Carisa Burgos, the former owner and operator of ABC Village Daycare, pleaded guilty in United States District Court, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 18 counts of an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2014.

  • Louisville attorney guilty of wire fraud, laundering

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville attorney pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, to criminal counts of wire fraud and money laundering, stemming from his activities as the executor of seven estates in Louisville, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville office manager sentenced for $800,000 embezzlement

     LOUISVILLE – The former officer manager of a Louisville, Kentucky, company was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 18 months in prison, without the opportunity of parole, for embezzling $800,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville attorney charged with fraud, money laundering

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today charged David Cary Ford, 53, of Louisville, Kentucky, with criminal counts of wire fraud and money laundering, stemming from Ford’s activities while he was a practicing attorney and the executor of seven estates in Louisville.

  • AG secures indictment of Louisville business owner stealing from customers

     FRANKFORT –  Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that Bradley Pickel, co-owner of ASAP Exteriors, was indicted yesterday for theft by deception by the Nelson County Grand Jury.

    Pickel faces a felony charge for taking payments from customers for home repairs or improvements that were not completed.

    “Consumers have a right to receive acceptable goods and legitimate services,” Beshear said. “My office is here to protect consumers by prosecuting unscrupulous business owners who prey on customers.”

  • Hillview sues former attorney to recover some of damages

     HILLVIEW -- Facing a $15 million debt and a ruling at some point in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the city of Hillview is seeking funds from its former attorney.

    On Tuesday, the city of Hillview filed a legal malpractice civil suit against former attorney Mark Edison.

    Edison was the attorney during the time Hillview was involved with Truck America and a legal dispute arose over 40 acres of property off Ferguson Lane.