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Courts

  • Former city worker won’t serve time on theft charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt Circuit judge has accepted a guilty plea which will not require a former Shepherdsville employee to serve any time in jail.

    Robert Bright’s guilty plea on three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 was accepted during his recent final sentencing by Judge Rodney Burress.

    The one-year sentence would be diverted for three years. If Bright does not commit another crime, he would not serve any time in prison.

  • Scott County man arrested on child porn charges

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations today announced that a Scott County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

    Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit arrested 59-year-old Robert D. Jackson today at his Georgetown home. Jackson was charged with 25 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Former deputy sheriff indicted for Civil Rights violations

     WASHINGTON – A former deputy with the Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s Office was charged today by federal grand jury indictment with two counts of willfully depriving an arrestee of his constitutional rights under color of law, announced by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. of the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Pulaski man charged with child exploitation crimes

     SOMERSET  A Pulaski County man was arrested on charges related to child sexual exploitation Thursday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Daniel I. Jarrin, 21, is charged with six counts of distribution and one count of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Each charge is a Class-D felony, punishable from one to five years in prison.

  • Former mortgage lending company owner sentenced for bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company was sentenced to 42 months in prison today, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,689,587 for devising a scheme to defraud National City Bank of $12,744,678 of money under its control, by submitting fraudulent funding requests for nonexistent mortgage loans announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Army sergeant sentenced in Afghanistan bribery scheme

     WASHINGTON – An Army sergeant was sentenced to 24 months in prison today for his role in a conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with supply contracts while serving in Afghanistan.

  • Indiana man sentenced for interstate porn transport

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the 30-month prison sentence of a New Albany, Indiana, man who previously pleaded guilty to charges of interstate transportation for prostitution, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. in U.S. District Court.

    David McNeary, age 34, pleaded guilty to three charges in a grand jury indictment on August 3, 2015. He was charged by grand jury indictment on May 20, 2015, and was arrested Friday, May 22, 2015, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. McNeary was placed on home detention with work release.

  • Former volunteer football coach sentenced on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville resident and former volunteer football coach at Jefferson County Catholic schools was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to 87 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for child pornography charges, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Raymond A. Nowacki, age 51, pleaded guilty on July 27, 2015, to a two-count federal indictment charging him with possessing and transporting child pornography by way of a computer. Nowacki remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

  • Two fire chiefs for one job?

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- A Bullitt County circuit judge has reinstated a fire chief who was terminated in 2012.

    After a bench trial in October, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress has ruled that Michael Dooley was improperly terminated from his position as fire chief of the Mount Washington Fire Department.

    Besides ordering back pay of more than $72,000, Burress ordered that Dooley be reinstated to his position through the end of his current contract in 2017.

  • Judge won’t dismiss charges on teacher ‘til hearing held

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A prosecutor requested to dismiss charges against a former Bullitt Central teacher who has been accused of having sexual relations with a student.

    However, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress was not quite ready to accept that motion on Tuesday morning.

    Crystal Chappell was set to go to trial on a six-count indictment for rape.