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Courts

  • Cave City physician faces multiple drug-related charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. this week, charged Christopher Steward, M.D., of Cave City, Kentucky, by grand jury indictment, with criminal counts of knowingly and intentionally distributing and dispensing controlled substances outside the course of professional medical practice, health care fraud, and identity theft, while he was a practicing physician in the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Mayor’s position set for May 10 hearing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The first opportunity attorneys will have to discuss the conflict over the selection of Shepherdsville’s new mayor will be four weeks down the road.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress set a hearing for Tuesday, May 10, to consider arguments in the lawsuit filed by Shepherdsville councilmembers Larry Hatfield and Bernie Brown.

    The suit names former mayor Scott Ellis, appointed mayor Brian James and councilmembers Dana James, Ashley Bratcher and Gloria Taft as defendants.

  • Oldham man guilty of child sex trafficking

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of an Oldham County, Kentucky, man before Senior District Judge Charles R. Simpson III, in United States District Court, to a charge of aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of a minor.

  • Company pays $2.5 million to resolve false claims lawsuit

     LOUISVILLE - PremierTox 2.0, Inc. has paid $2.5 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.  PremierTox is a company that provides drug urine screening services to citizens of Kentucky and Tennessee.  The government alleged that PremierTox submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TennCare and Kentucky Medicaid for drug urine screening services. PremierTox previously did business in Tennessee under the name Nexus.

  • Brothers guilty of tax evasion

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Two brothers from Cumberland County, Kentucky, pled guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to separate, and multiple charges of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns, relating to the concealment of income from the sale of stolen copper wire, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Scottsville pastor sentenced for embezzling church funds

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the sentencing of an Allen County, Kentucky, woman to18 months in prison for committing three counts of wire fraud, and was ordered to pay $274,846 restitution to her former employer, the Scottsville (Kentucky) Baptist Church.

  • 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.