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  • Miami resident involved in Leitchfield burglary conspiracy

     LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea, from a Miami resident, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., to federal conspiracy and theft charges stemming from his participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, in March 2011. 

  • Shepherdsville woman guilty of stealing $243,000 from employer

     LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the guilty plea of Kathleen Marie Farias to charges related to the theft of over $243,000 from her Bullitt County employer, before Judge Greg Stivers in U.S. District Court.

  • Louisville man charged with stealing packages from porches

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville man was charged this week by federal grand jury indictment, with two counts of theft of United States Postal Service (USPS) parcels, which had been left for collection with other mail matter, on December 3, 2015, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Joseph L. Carr, 48, is charged with stealing a Hot Wheels Airbrush Auto Designer Kit from mail left at a home on Larchmont Avenue in Louisville, and stealing a coat, blanket, and rug from mail at another home located on Larchmont Avenue.

  • Man indicted for robbery of convenience store

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man has been charged in the Sept. 30 robbery of a local convenience store.

    Elesasar Morales has been indicted for robbery by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    On that date, the indictment alleges that Morales went into the BP station at the Brooks Road interchange. While there, he used or threatened to use physical force against a woman in the store.

    The action was a way to accomplish the theft of items from the store.

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

  • Kindred to pay $125 million over False Claims Act allegations

      WASHINGTON – Contract therapy providers RehabCare Group Inc., RehabCare Group East Inc. and their parent, Kindred Healthcare Inc., have agreed to pay $125 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable, necessary and skilled, or that never occurred, the Department of Justice announced today.

  • Former credit union manager sentenced for embezzlement

      PADUCAH – Debra C. Pyfrom, the former manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 816 Federal Credit Union, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to serve 78 months in prison and pay restitution in the amount of $600,520.16 for committing bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former Louisville teacher sentenced for violating child exploitation laws

      LOUISVILLE – The former Louisville teacher and assistant football coach, previously employed by a parochial high school, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 504 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release, for violating child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former pastor guilty of accessing, viewing child porn via Internet

      LOUISVILLE – The former pastor of a Louisville, Kentucky, parish pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge David J. Hale today, in United States District Court, to charges of violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Stephen A. Pohl, age 57, voluntarily surrendered himself to the custody of the United States Marshals Service today, and will remain in custody until sentencing before Judge Hale on March 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

  • Convicted cat killer back in trouble with law

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who entered a guilty plea in late 2012 to torturing cats is now in trouble with the law once again.

    Alex D. Phelps has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on charges of forgery and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    The most severe penalty is a Class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    However, due to the past felony conviction, any new sentence could be enhanced.

  • Former city worker won’t serve time on theft charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt Circuit judge has accepted a guilty plea which will not require a former Shepherdsville employee to serve any time in jail.

    Robert Bright’s guilty plea on three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 was accepted during his recent final sentencing by Judge Rodney Burress.

    The one-year sentence would be diverted for three years. If Bright does not commit another crime, he would not serve any time in prison.