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Courts

  • Louisville man guity of sex trafficking minor

     LOUISVILLE – Keith L. Napier, Jr. of Louisville pleaded guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to a charge of sex trafficking of a minor, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville felon gets life sentence for sexual conduct with minor

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville felon was sentenced to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr, in United States District Court today, for coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.  Arthur Wayne Kniffley is currently serving a 210-month sentence for distribution and possession of child pornography.

  • Louisville physician sentenced four years for illegal distribution, fraud

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., today announced the 48 month sentence of a Louisville physician, in United States District Court, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., for unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud. Restitution will be determined at a later date by Chief Judge McKinley.

  • Fulton Co. contract supplier sentenced, fined for construction kickbacks

     PADUCAH –  A Fulton County, Kentucky, business owner and contract supplier was sentenced today, in United States District Court, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell for his role in a conspiracy to defraud Fulton County citizens, through kickbacks and concealment of costs associated with work performed on the 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Michael Homra, 80, was sentenced to serve two years of probation, ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, and pay $32,500 in restitution.

  • Drug Court has saved lives of many participants

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- “I would be dead.”

    Richard Jesse is sure that if his life continued on the path it was taking, he would have been dead by now.

    The Jefferson County native had been in and out of jail since the age of 17. Alcohol and drugs had consumed his life.

    It wasn’t as if Jesse hadn’t tried to seek help. He’d been to various treatment facilities.

    “I knew I needed help,” said Jesse.

  • Hardin man charged with child sex exploitation by KSP

     ELIZABETHTOWN — On May 25, 2017, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Shannon Reeves, 48, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Mr. Reeves was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • KSP charge Warren Co. man with child sex exploitation

     BOWLING GREEN On May 23, 2017, at approximately 11:28 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Kenneth C. Cosby, 50, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Cosby was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  

  • Former Henderson Co. church treasurer guilty of embezzlement

     OWENSBORO – The former treasurer of Greater Norris Baptist Church, located in Henderson County, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 21 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $201,260.02 in restitution, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Marshall Co. resident sentenced for bank, i.d. fraud

      PADUCAH – A Marshall County, Kentucky, resident was recently sentenced in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 51 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and was ordered to pay $109,064.94 in restitution for committing bank fraud and identity fraud announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville woman convicted of unlawful citizenship through sham marriage

     HOUSTON – A Louisville, Kentucky, resident has admitted she unlawfully obtained citizenship by entering into a sham marriage with a Houston man, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.  

    Nigerian native Euphemia Chinyeaka Okeke, 41, admitted to marrying a Houston resident and U.S. citizen while in Nigeria. She then applied for an immigrant visa and alien registration based on that marriage, claiming her permanent residence would be Houston.