• Nigerian man sentenced for sweepstakes scheme

     LOUISVILLE – United States District Court Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. sentenced Kingsley I. Ekpendu, a Nigerian national, to 15 months in prison yesterday for his participation in a sweepstakes scheme that resulted in over 50 victims sending him cash in the mail, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Two trials, convictions, for heroin trafficking, gun offenses

     LOUISVILLE – In two separate federal trials this week, the United States won convictions for heroin trafficking and firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.

    “The Department of Justice will continue to aggressively pursue gun cases and drug trafficking in federal court as a means of reducing violent crime in this community” said United States Attorney Russell Coleman “Our Commonwealth is blessed with able law enforcement partners who share this vision.”

  • U.S. Attorney charges defendants in violent crime reduction surge
  • German man sentenced for engaging in sex conduct with Bullitt minor

     LOUISVILLE – United States District Court Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Michael M. Natterer, a German national, to 87 months in prison yesterday for traveling from Germany to Kentucky to engage in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old boy, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Men arrested in theft of purse, package

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A pair of individuals from Louisville have been charged with theft of mail matter and tampering with physical evidence.

    Shepherdsville Police arrested Jason Underwood, 32, and Donald L. Kapetanios, 24, on Sunday afternoon.

    According to the arrest citation, the incident started around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday in an apartment complex off East Joe B. Hall Avenue.

    First, a victim reported that a child and a friend left the purse of the girl’s mother out on a bench after they were playing. 

  • Columbia man convicted of arson, fraud

     BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A jury convicted a Columbia, Kentucky man yesterday following a five-day jury trial in United States District Court on charges of arson and insurance fraud, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.  The defendant set the fire, which destroyed his home, in order to collect on a $50,000 rental insurance policy.  An Adair County Volunteer Firefighter died while fighting the fire.

  • Driver in fatal accident avoids murder charge; shock probation possible after 170 days

     PIONEER VILLAGE — After she testified on Friday morning, Cathy Compton walked over and gave Stephanie Lynn Coy a hug.

    Coy was driving the vehicle on Nov. 10, 2017, that took the life of Compton’s daughter, Hannah.

    But instead of asking for a possible murder conviction, Compton agreed to a 15-year sentence imposed against Coy, who could ask for shock probation after serving 170 days in confinement.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress accepted an amended plea agreement on Friday from Coy.

  • Ten charged in national health care fraud takedown

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the results of a health care fraud sweep in the Western District of Kentucky as part of the national health care fraud takedown led by the Justice Department.

    The law enforcement takedown, in the Western District of Kentucky, resulted in charges against ten individuals for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes, to include unlawful dispensing of controlled substances, including opioids.

  • California man sentenced for drug law violation

     LOUISVILLE – United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Charles Henry Ickes, 36, to 280 months in prison followed by 10 years’ Supervised Release, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Fraud ring leader sentenced

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that Senior United States District Judge Charles R. Simpson III sentenced Jamesy Havens, age 42, of Louisville, Kentucky, to 70 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and multiple money laundering offenses.

    The Court ordered Havens to pay restitution of $1,449,482.66 to the victims of his scheme.