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Courts

  • Felons charged in surge to reduce violent crime

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced that the Louisville Federal Grand Jury returned 21 felony indictments charging 23 individuals this week with multiple counts, including firearms violations, possession and distribution of scheduled drugs as well as the filing of an additional criminal complaint of two Tennessee residents charged in a conspiracy of stealing nearly one-hundred firearms from dealers licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Indiana man guilty of online enticement

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Jeffersonville, Indiana, resident pled guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before United States District Judge David J. Hale, to charges of attempted online enticement of a minor for the purpose of engaging in sex acts, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Bullitt would pick up circuit, lost district

     FRANKFORT -- It is expected that this week the Kentucky General Assembly will make some changes in judicial districts across the Commonwealth.

    And the 55th Judicial District in Bullitt County will be a major part of those changes.

    State Rep. Russell Webber said that House Bill 348 was a compromise between the legislature and the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts.

    If approved, as expected, Bullitt County would gain a family court circuit judge but it would lose one its two existing district court positions.

  • Former Marion Co. resident sentenced for multiple marijuana charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentencing of John Robert Boone, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, to 57 months in prison, having pleaded guilty to manufacture and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Local man indicted by AG for child sex charges

     FRANKFORT -- A Shepherdsville man has been indicted in Franklin Circuit Court for allegedly soliciting sex from children.

    Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit has announced the arrest and indictment of John Marvin Nix.

    The 57-year-old man was arrested at his Shepherdsville home on March 5. He was indicted on 15 counts in Franklin Circuit Court on  Feb. 27.

  • Illinois resident sentenced one year for producing, selling Tramadol capsules

     OWENSBORO – A Champaign, Illinois, resident was sentenced today in United States District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, to one year in prison, ordered to pay $950.00 restitution and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for distribution of Tramadol, a Schedule IV controlled substance, introduction of misbranded drugs, and wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Shepherdsville man indicted for allegedly soliciting sex from children

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit today announced the arrest and indictment of a 57-year-old Shepherdsville man for allegedly soliciting sex from children. 

    Beshear’s office arrested John Marvin Nix March 5 from his home in Shepherdsville on a 15-count indictment issued by Franklin Circuit Court Feb. 27. 

  • California service to pay $11 million for false claims allegations

    LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman, acting on behalf of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the TRICARE Program, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) today announced a $10,635,615.90 settlement with Natera, Inc., to resolve claims that Natera improperly billed federal healthcare programs for Natera’s non-invasive prenatal test known as Panorama®. Natera has also agreed to pay an additional $756,183 to a number of state Medicaid programs.

  • Simpson Co. resident gets 20 years for Molotov cocktails

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman, announced the sentencing, of a Simpson County, Kentucky resident, in United States District Court yesterday, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to twenty years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for making and possessing illegal firearms, commonly known as Molotov cocktails.

  • Three charged in multiple Family Dollar robberies

     LOUISVILLE – Three Louisville men were charged by grand jury indictment today, with multiple counts of robbery and Hobbs Act robbery of commercial businesses for their alleged roles in robberies at Family Dollar Stores and a Dollar general Store, located in West Louisville, Shively and Portland neighborhoods, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.