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Courts

  • 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.

  • Hart Co. felon sentenced for unlawful firearms possession

     BOWLING GREEN – A Hart County, Kentucky, felon was sentenced to serve 70 months in prison followed by three years of Supervised Release, by United States District Judge Greg N. Stivers, in United States District Court yesterday, for unlawful possession of firearms announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Indiana man sentenced for interstate sex engagements with minor

     LOUISVILLE – Today, United States District Judge David J. Hale sentenced a Lexington, Indiana, man to 20 years in prison followed by 20 years of Supervised Release for violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Hardin Co. man pleads guilty to online enticement with minor

     LOUISVILLE -- An Elizabethtown man pled guilty to two child exploitation offenses yesterday in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russel M. Coleman.

    Timothy Scott Walters, 51, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for the purpose of meeting her to engage in sexual conduct.  He also admitted to sending obscene material to the same person.

  • Convicted felon sentenced 110 months for threats, firearms

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentence of a Louisville convicted felon, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 110 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release, for threatening to kill a Louisville Metro Police Officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties, and for several firearms violations. There is no parole in the federal system.