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Courts

  • Louisville felon guilty of bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville felon pleaded guilty, in United States District Court this week, to making more than 300 counterfeit checks totaling over $200,000 and recruiting 15 co-conspirators to pass the counterfeit checks at businesses and financial institutions in Jefferson County and the surrounding area announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Louisville man receives 20 years for child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville Man who pleaded guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by 12 years of supervised release this week, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Marvin Duane Monk, age 46, Monk pleaded guilty to a two-count Indictment returned by a federal grand jury on October 2, 2012.  Monk was previously charged in a September 6, 2012, Criminal Complaint.

  • Jefferson man guilty of multiple bank robberies

             LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to  robbing four banks, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, during a two week period, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Robert Scott Manley, age 47, admitted to using force, violence, and intimidation when he robbed four banks in Jefferson County between December 20, 2012 and December 31, 2012.

  • Oldham man gets 18 months for bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An Oldham County, Kentucky man was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a $114,936.98 in restitution yesterday, by U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II, for defrauding five banks located in Oldham County announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    James Distler, age 45, pleaded guilty to a five count federal grand jury indictment on September 20, 2013. The charges included three counts of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud.

  • District judges attend annual conference

     FRANKFORT - District Court judges from across the state participated in the participated in the 2013 District Judges Fall College that took place Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. 

    District judges Rebecca Ward and Jennifer Porter attended from Bullitt County.

    The state Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges. 

  • Threat case sent to grand jury

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Allegations against a Bullitt East student for making threats to kill a 6-year-old boy and shoot up a school will now go to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Nicholas Cornell Bain,18, was taken into custody by Mount Washington Police after officers received a report that he was threatening to harm a 6-year-old with a firearm at Old Mill Elementary in Mount Washington.

    Special judge Tom Lively ruled Monday that there was enough evidence presented against Bain to send the case to the grand jury for possible indictment.

  • Former constable shock probated

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After serving the past six months in prison, Clifton Joel Hudson is looking to rebuild relationships with his family and his community.

  • Officials satisfied with answers in HIP situation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County Attorney Monica Robinson had questions.

    So did Bullitt County Sheriff David Greenwell.

    To seek the answers, Robinson filed a motion to intervene into the case.

    But when all the questions were answered in the final order by Circuit Judge Rodney Burress, Robinson said there is no longer a reason for the parties to intervene.

    The case involving Misty Thompson drew media attention as the defendant was released without entering the county’s home incarceration program on Oct. 24.

  • MW man charged with sex offenses from '90s

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The alleged events happened back in the 1990s and the victim has now come forward.

  • Trial against Dishon delayed until January

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A trial involving sex abuse allegations against a man who has also been accused of the 1999 murder of his niece has been delayed.

    With discovery still not received from the commonwealth, defense attorney Kara Lewis requested a continuance in the trial against Stanley Dishon.

    Assistant commonwealth attorney Mike Ferguson did not oppose the delay.

    The new trial date for Dishon will be Jan. 28 with a pre-trial hearing set for Jan. 15.

    Dishon is being tried on allegations of sexual abuse in the 1980s.