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Courts

  • Oldham man pleads guilty on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that an Oldham County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to charges including the possession, transportation and advertising of images containing child pornography.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Richard Wayne Johnson, admitted to receiving and possessing thousands of images (still and video) of child pornography and further admitted to advertising those images over the Internet.

  • Louisville man guilty of online enticement

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Jefferson County, Kentucky, resident pled guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to attempted online enticement.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Timothy Wayne Tucker, admitted to using a cell phone to communicate with a person, whom Tucker believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for the purposes of  engaging in sexual activity.

  • Physician settles false, civil claims

     LOUISVILLE – Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., M.D., a physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with medical offices in Louisville, Danville, and Glasgow, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $751,681.16 to resolve allegations that he violated the federal False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health care programs, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., who is no relation to the defendant. 

  • LaRue Co. man sentenced on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Larue County, Kentucky resident was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, to 78 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.   The Court further ordered Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville, Kentucky to pay $65,000 in restitution to be divided between nine identified victims, after he pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography.

  • Former LMPD officer guilty of theft, sentenced

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the five month prison sentence followed by five months home detention,  of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, for stealing contents of packages while working as a drug interdiction task force officer.

  • Former Russell Co. teacher guilty of child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to a single charge of sexual exploitation of children, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Woman convicted of causing injuries to police officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman has been found guilty of actions she took last October which left a police officer injured.

    Taira Leigh Litsey, 32, was found guilty by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress of assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and operating on a suspended license.

    She was also found to be a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Final sentencing will be held on May 31 at 1 p.m.

    The trial was the first in which no jury was involved. Burress was the sole decider in a criminal felony trial.

  • St. Clair enters plea agreement in ‘91 case

     ELIZABETHTOWN — A man who is already on death row in Kentucky for the 1991 murder of a Bardstown man recently entered a guilty plea on charges which occurred in Hardin County.

    Michael Dale St. Clair, who has also been convicted of murder charges in his home state of Oklahoma, accepted a guilty plea in Hardin County, according to state Attorney General Andy Besmear.

    On April 12, St. Clair entered a guilty plea to kidnapping, attempted murder, two counts of receiving stolen property and facilitation to arson.

  • Former company president guilty of misbranded medical devices

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty pleas to a criminal information made on April 17, 2017 by SCM True Air Technologies, Inc. and the former company president John N. Keesaer, in United States District Court before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin.

  • Shepherdsville man pleas guilty to sex charge

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Shepherdsville man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for seeking sex with a minor.

    Jonathen Howerton, 25, of Shepherdsville, was sentenced last week in Louisville by United States District Court Judge David Hale. As part of his plea agreement, Howerton must register as a sex offender upon release.