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Courts

  • Louisville resident sentenced for receiving child porn

     LOUISVILLE –  A Louisville man was sentenced Thursday, June 22, 2017,  in United States District Court, by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 97 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for receiving child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff guilty of embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former Larue County Sheriff pleaded guilty in United States District Court today before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to a felony information charging him with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Louisville felon guilty of drugs, firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced the guilty plea of a Louisville felon, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in United States District Court before District Judge David J. Hale.

  • Simpson Co. resident guilty of creating Molotov cocktails

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea of a Simpson County, Kentucky resident, to charges of making and possessing illegal firearms, commonly known as Molotov cocktails, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, on Friday, June 16, 2017, in United States District Court.

  • Former LaRue Co. sheriff charged with embezzlement

     BOWLING GREEN –  A  former LaRue County Sheriff was charged in a felony information this week with a single count of embezzling money, that was under his care and custody, and belonged to Larue County, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Bobby Carlton Shoffner, 58, of Hodgenville, Kentucky was the LaRue County sheriff in 2011 and 2012 and during that time was responsible for collecting and remitting franchise tax payments and property tax payments.

  • Two charged with drug user's death after distribution

     LOUISVILLE – Two Calvert City residents were charged by grand jury indictment this week with intentionally distributing U-4770 commonly known as U-4 or by its street name, “Pink”, a Schedule I controlled substance, to a person known as “T.M.” whose death and serious bodily injury resulted from the use of such substance, and serious bodily injury to K.M. resulted from the use of such substance announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Kentucky allergists pay to resolve false claims

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky allergists Bruce Wolf and Kiro John Yun, have agreed to pay $740,578 to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Wolf and Yun, P.S.C. (W&Y) is a medical practice group of otolaryngologists specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with offices located in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Leitchfield, Kentucky. The government alleged that W&Y submitted false claims when billing Medicare, TRICARE and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

  • Son now faces manslaughter charge in death of his father

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man accused of causing injuries which resulted in the death of his father will now face a new charge.

  • Former Webster Co. officer indicted for Civil Rights offenses, falsification

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A former officer with the Providence Police Department, located in Webster County, Kentucky, was charged by federal grand jury indictment this week, with two counts of willfully depriving an arrestee of his constitutional rights under color of law, and one count of falsifying a document, announced the Justice Department and John E. Kuhn, Jr., United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    William Dukes, Jr., 42 of Greenville, Kentucky, was arrested today and currently is in  federal custody.

  • Final defendant in Ballard meth ring gets 20 years

     PADUCAH – Wickliffe, Kentucky, resident and convicted felon, Christopher Ford, was the last of six co-defendants sentenced in United States District Court this week to 240 months in prison, followed by a five year period of supervised release, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for his role in the distribution of methamphetamine, a controlled substance, and additional charges of being a felon in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.