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Courts

  • Louisville business owner sentenced for food stamp fraud

      LOUISVILLE – The former owner of a Louisville specialty food store was sentenced today in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 33 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $545,000 restitution for committing Food Stamp fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Former employee charged with theft of over $824,000

     BROOKS -- A former employee has been charged with taking over $800,000 from a plumbing company.

    Candi Ann Fluhr, 41, of Louisville, is currently out on a $200,000 bond after being charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case which alleges that Fluhr took over $824,000 from Meyer Plumbing in Brooks.

    A hearing was set for her bond last Thursday but it was postponed for a week at the request of her attorney, Mark Gaston.

  • Former Larue Co. teacher sentenced for child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A former Larue County, Kentucky, High School Principal was sentenced today in United States District Court, by U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to 108 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release, for transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Tennessee resident sentenced in Barren Co. meth ring

      BOWLING GREEN – The last defendants in a methamphetamine conspiracy operating out of Barren County, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court this week, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 60 months in prison for the sale of 6.5 kilograms of methamphetamine announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Barren Co. felon sentenced 100 months for firearms theft

     BOWLING GREEN – A Barren County, Kentucky, convicted felon was sentenced in United States District Court, by District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers, to 100 months in prison for charges associated with the burglary and theft of firearms from Hortons Guns, located in Cave City, Kentucky, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Couple sentenced for sports complex wire fraud

     LOUISVILLE - A Jefferson County, Kentucky, couple was sentenced this week in United States District Court yesterday, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. for their individual roles in a scheme to divert over $550,000.00 from the Iceland Sports Complex announced United States Russell M. Coleman.

  • Murray doctor pays $2.79 million for false claims

      LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman and the United States Department of Labor announced a $2,791,758 settlement with  ear, nose and throat doctor Phillip B. Klapper, M.D., Patricia Klapper, and Phillip B. Klapper, P.S.C. (collectively, “Klapper”) to resolve claims that Klapper, who practiced in Murray, Kentucky, improperly billed a federal healthcare program for audiological services and hearing aids.

  • Bowling Green physician guilty of unlawful distribution, health care fraud

     BOWLING GREEN – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the guilty plea by former Warren County, Kentucky, physician Charles Fred Gott to multiple charges of unlawful distribution and dispensing of controlled substances and health care fraud, in United States District Court, before United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers.

  • Grand jury indicts individuals on drug-related charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Individuals were recently indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on felony drug-related charges:

    *Joseph Wayne Probus -- charged with complicity to traffick in marijuana over five pounds.

    The indictment alleges that on May 15, 2017, Probus had more than five pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell.

    Probus, 42, of Louisville, faces a Class B felony, which is punishable by 10-20 years in prison.

    The Bullitt County Drug Task Force investigated.

  • Paducah office manager sentenced for embezzlement

      PADUCAH – The office manager for Utilities Dynamics, Inc. was sentenced to 65 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court today, for wire fraud and identity theft as part of a scheme to defraud the company of $747,455.30 announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.