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  • Louisville man sentenced on 10 child sex abuse, exploitation charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced the 50 year sentence followed by a lifetime period of supervised release today, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., of a Louisville man who sexually abused a minor child, forced the minor child to engage in commercial sex acts with another person, and sexually exploited that child and nine other minor children to produce visual images.

  • Former Grayson Co. officer/school administrator sentenced for sex abuse violations

      LOUISVILLE – A Grayson County, Kentucky, former police officer and school administrator was sentenced to 48 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release today, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, for violating federal and state sex abuse laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Charges against teacher suspended

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --A former Bullitt Central teacher charged with having sexual relations with a student could have those charges dropped within the next year.

    Chrystal Dawn Chappell, 25, reached an agreed order to suspend any prosecution of the six counts of rape.

    If Chappell does not commit a crime within the next year, she will return next January to have the charges dismissed.

    The agreement came on Thursday after several attempts to resolve the case had failed.

  • 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.