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Courts

  • 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.

  • Indictments issued on sex-related allegations in Bullitt County cases

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four individuals have been indicted on sex-related allegations by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Christopher C. Hamilton has been indicted on the charges of rape, sodomy and incest.

    According to the indictment, Hamilton allegedly had sexual intercourse between January 2011 and Dec. 31, 2015, with a female under 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he allegedly had deviate sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years old.

    And he also had intercourse with a person that he should have known was a relative.

  • Louisville felon charged with pipe bombs, firearms possession

      LOUISVILLE– Charges against Louisville felon Michael C. Beck, in Jefferson Circuit Court have been dropped so that the federal charges may proceed. Beck, 28,was charged by grand jury indictment on February 22, 2017, with illegal possession of explosive bombs and firearms including a sawed off shotgun and a homemade 12-gauge pipe gun, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Jewish South in Hillview part of facilities to be sold

     LOUISVILLE – KentuckyOne Health, a leading health system committed to bringing wellness, healing and hope to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, announced today the next evolution of its approach to care.

    KentuckyOne Health will focus its operations on a smaller footprint centered in central and eastern Kentucky. In doing so, the organization will be better positioned to continue focusing on quality patient care, continue to invest in opportunities for growth and improve the overall health and wellness of individuals across Kentucky.

  • Convicted felons charged with threatening an officer
  • Logan Co. resident charge with meth possession, distribution

     BOWLING GREEN – A convicted felon, living in Logan County, Kentucky, was charged by grand jury indictment this week with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Man indicted for murder in death of pedestrian

     HILLVIEW — A man has been indicted for the March 4 murder of a pedestrian.

    Bradley Troy Cannon, 38, of Louisville, has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on four charges relating to the death of Robert Pace.

    The grand jury issued the following charges:

    *Murder, which is a Class A felony that is punishable by 20 years to life in prison

    *Tampering with physical evidence, which is a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison

    *Wanton endangerment, also a Class D felony

  • INDICTED: Greenwell facing charges for interfering with probe

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For months, the rumors were flying about federal investigations on the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    On Wednesday, those federal indictments were indeed made public and they were against former sheriff David Greenwell.

    Greenwell, who is represented by noted defense attorney Scott Cox, was released on home incarceration.

    The allegations include four counts of attempting to obstruct justice and one count of aiding and abetting in the distribution of 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

  • Former Marion Co. man charged with drug manufacturing, distribution

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the initial appearance of John Robert Boone a/k/a Johnny Boone, before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, in United States District Court.

    Boone is charged in a two-count federal grand jury indictment with manufacturing more than 1,000 marijuana plants and with possession with intent to distribute 50 kilograms (110 pounds) or more of marijuana.

  • Greenwell indicted on five counts

     LOUISVILLE – A former Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff was charged by grand jury indictment, under seal, with four counts of attempting to obstruct the due administration of justice while serving as sheriff, and with one count of aiding and abetting in conspiring to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    David Greenwell, of Bullitt County, was arrested today and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Colin Lindsay in Louisville.