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Courts

  • Greenwell indicted on five counts

     LOUISVILLE – A former Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff was charged by grand jury indictment, under seal, with four counts of attempting to obstruct the due administration of justice while serving as sheriff, and with one count of aiding and abetting in conspiring to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    David Greenwell, of Bullitt County, was arrested today and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Colin Lindsay in Louisville.

  • Allen Co. resident guilty of malicious fire, mail fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – An Adair County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to charges of setting a fire to her rental home, in order to obtain money, through false pretenses, from a renter’s insurance policy purchased prior to setting the fire, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • KSP charges Warren man with child sex offenses

     BOWLING GREEN  On May 1, 2017, at approximately 4:47 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 3-Bowling Green, arrested Christopher P. Stinnett, 39, for prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer re: sex offenses.

  • Louisville man convicted of illegal firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the conviction of Damon Lamont Shanklin, 41, of Louisville, Kentucky, in United States District Court, for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

    Shanklin was ordered into federal custody following a trial on April 25, 2017, before United States District Court Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell.

  • Indictments handed down on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The BUllitt County Grand Jury recently indicted the following individuals on drug-related felony charges:

    *Ronald B. Jewell — charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Jewell had methamphetamine in his possession on Sept. 21, 2016, with the intent to sell.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    However, due to a pair of past felony convictions in Nelson County, any new sentence could be enhanced.

  • Oldham man pleads guilty on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that an Oldham County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to charges including the possession, transportation and advertising of images containing child pornography.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Richard Wayne Johnson, admitted to receiving and possessing thousands of images (still and video) of child pornography and further admitted to advertising those images over the Internet.

  • Louisville man guilty of online enticement

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Jefferson County, Kentucky, resident pled guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to attempted online enticement.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Timothy Wayne Tucker, admitted to using a cell phone to communicate with a person, whom Tucker believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for the purposes of  engaging in sexual activity.

  • Physician settles false, civil claims

     LOUISVILLE – Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., M.D., a physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with medical offices in Louisville, Danville, and Glasgow, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $751,681.16 to resolve allegations that he violated the federal False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health care programs, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., who is no relation to the defendant. 

  • LaRue Co. man sentenced on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Larue County, Kentucky resident was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, to 78 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.   The Court further ordered Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville, Kentucky to pay $65,000 in restitution to be divided between nine identified victims, after he pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography.

  • Former LMPD officer guilty of theft, sentenced

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the five month prison sentence followed by five months home detention,  of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, for stealing contents of packages while working as a drug interdiction task force officer.