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December 2012

December 26, 2012

Bowling Green Man Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison For Growing Marijuana In Mammoth Cave National Park And Warren County

December 21, 2012

Glasgow, Kentucky Felon Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison For Possession Of Stolen Handgun
– Former fugitive – was wanted in Kentucky and Tennessee for multiple charges including theft (cattle) and producing methamphetamine and marijuana

December 19, 2012

Illegal Alien Living In Taylor County Pleads Guilty To His Role In A Sex Trafficking Ring Involving Juveniles In A Four County Area

December 18, 2012

Barren County, Kentucky Financial Advisor Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Embezzling Approximately $2.3 Million From Clients

December 17 2012

Felon From Maine Sentenced For Transporting Owensboro Girl Across State Lines With Intent To Engage In Sexual Activity

December 13, 2012

Southern California Cocaine Suppliers Convicted In Largest Jefferson County Federal Drug Trafficking Operation
– Cocaine supply tied to the Mexican Drug Cartel
– Involved the sale of 100 kilos of cocaine per month and resulted in 26 arrests

Former VA Hospital Employee Guilty Of Tampering With Medication Meant For Treating Veterans
– Replaced hydromorphone with saline

December 6, 2012

Louisville Couple Charged With Embezzling More Than $1.1 Million From Episcopal Church Education Foundation
– Former foundation chairman accused of laundering money through his wife’s business

December 5, 2012

Barren County Man Sentenced To 34 Years In Prison For Transporting A Minor Across State Lines For Illegal Sexual Activity And Brandishing A Firearm During A Crime Of Violence
– Judge enhanced sentence after defendant lied during trial testimony

Kentucky-Based Defense Contractors Agree To Pay $6.25 Million To Resolve Allegations That They Submitted False Statements And Claims To Obtain Army Contracts
– Wrongfully obtained Army contracts to build Fort Campbell courthouse and maintain Army facilities in Fort Knox

December 4, 2012

Two Convicted In Connection With Harboring An Undocumented Bolivian National For Financial Gain
– Ordered to pay the victim $100,000 restitution for back wages

December 3, 2012

Iranian Citizen And U.S. Citizen Residing In Louisville, Kentucky, Holding An Iranian Passport, Guilty In Plot To Export Aircraft And Aircraft Parts To Iran
– Conspired to violate the U.S. embargo against Iran

November 2012

November 28, 2012

Successful, Statewide Health Care Fraud Task Force
– COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS TO INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE AND ASSOCIATED HEALTH CARE FRAUD

November 23, 2012

Kentuckiana Man Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For His Role In A Mortgage Fraud Scheme
– Ordered to pay $487,111 in restitution
– Scheme included 19 properties totaling nearly $5 million

November 21, 2012

Barren County, Kentucky Felon Guilty Of Operating Sophisticated Marijuana Grow Operation In His Home
– Among the largest marijuana indoor grow operations discovered in Western District of Kentucky by Kentucky State Police
– Produced up to ten pounds of marijuana every two weeks

November 19, 2012

Former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison For Embezzling And Laundering Over $198,000 From The Crusade For Children And The McMahan Fire Protection District
– Barth ordered restitution of $190,000 to the Crusade for Children

Glasgow, Kentucky Return Preparer Guilty Of Preparing False Income Tax Returns
– Returns claimed false deductions and expenses

November 16, 2012

Hardin County Convicted Felon Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Multiple Methamphetamine Charges
– Conspired with others in Hardin County methamphetamine drug ring

November 14, 2012

Michigan Con-Man Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Embezzling $577,326 From Louisville And Michigan Investors
– Ordered to pay $312,732.47 in restitution

November 13, 2012

Graves County, Kentucky Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 151 Months In Federal Prison

November 5, 2012

Okolona Man Sentenced To 262 Months In Prison For Violating Federal Child Exploitation Laws
– Louisville Metro Police tip line led to charges

November 2, 2012

New Albany, Indiana Man Guilty Of Coercion And Enticement Of A Minor Female
– Met the 14-year-old Louisville minor on the Internet
– Minor was taken from her home and later found at a bowling alley

Louisville Felon Sentenced To 410 Months In Prison Following Conviction On Federal Firearms And Narcotics Charges
– Possessed Crack Cocaine and AK 47 Assault Rifle

October 2012

October 25, 2012

Louisville Man Sentenced To 262 Months In Prison For Violating Child Pornography Laws
– Arrested in Budapest after fleeing from federal agents
– Appeared on “America’s Most Wanted”
– Seized Laptop computer contained 13,800 images of child pornography

October 24, 2012

Louisville Man, Formerly Employed As A Police Officer And Officer With The Kentucky Department Of Corrections, Guilty Of Threatening A Federal Agent

October 23, 2012

U.S. Attorneys Announce Appointment Of District Election Officers

October 19, 2012

California Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Attempted Online Enticement, Transfer Of Obscene Material To A Minor, And Interstate Travel To Engage In Illegal Sex With A Minor
– Undercover online investigation resulted in arrest at Louisville coffee shop

October 16, 2012

Owner Of G3 Capital Management Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Defrauding Investors Of Over $1.5 Million
– Judge orders $1.6 million in restitution to victims
– Investor money used for shopping, traveling and gambling

October 15, 2012

Christian County Men Charged With Attempting To Steal Trade Secrets From Their Former Employer

October 11, 2012

Metcalfe County Man Charged With Failure To File Income Tax Returns

October 1, 2012

The Conrad Eye Centers Agree to Pay $157,060.24 to Settle Alleged False Medicare and Medicaid Billing
– Overbilling covers a four year period

September 2012

September 27, 2012

Law Enforcement Agencies to Team Again With Jefferson County Public Schools to Increase Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse
– DEA Take-Back initiative to safely remove prescription pain pills from local homes
– Nearly 2,000 pounds of unwanted narcotics collected locally during the spring Take-Back collection

September 26, 2012

Founder of USA Harvest Charged With Stealing From The Charity, Tax Fraud, And Money Laundering
– Hugh “Stan” Curtis charged with stealing $183,354 in donations and failing to report $553,891.67 in personal income from USA Harvest
– Curtis used funds to allegedly pay for personal expenses including meals, entertainment, and travel

September 25, 2012

Law Enforcement Agencies Team With Bowling Green Independent And Warren County Public Schools To Increase Awareness Of Prescription Drug Abuse
– Take-Back initiative to safely remove prescription pain pills from Warren County homes

September 13, 2012

Russell Springs, Kentucky Business Owner Charged With Conspiracy To Engage In Contraband Cigarette Trafficking
– Failed to pay nearly $100,000 in taxes

September 11, 2012

Marshall County, Kentucky Man Sentenced To 190 Months In Prison For Violating Federal Child Exploitation Laws

September 10, 2012

Louisville Return Preparer Guilty Of Preparing False Income Tax Returns
– Returns claimed over $430,000 in false deductions and expenses

September 6, 2012

Taylor County, Kentucky Man Charged With Production And Possession Of Child Pornography
– Victims were under five years of age

September 5, 2012

Barren County, Kentucky Financial Advisor Guilty Of Embezzling Approximately $2.4 Million From Clients

September 4, 2012

Louisville Woman Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Embezzling At Least $364,000 From A National Charity
– Forged checks to buy cars and pay for trips
– Ordered to pay full restitution

August 2012

August 29, 2012

Todd County, Kentucky Woman Pleads Guilty To Filing False Income Tax Returns And Identity Theft

U.S. Attorney Announces Hardin County, Kentucky Designated A High Intenstity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
– Federal designation provides assistance to the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force

August 21, 2012

Iraqi National Pleads Guilty To 12-Count Terrorism Indictment In Kentucky
– Defendant Attempted to Ship Weapons and Money from the United States to Iraqi Insurgents

August 13, 2012

Barren County Man Convicted Of Transporting Minor Across State Lines For Illegal Sexual Activity And Brandishing A Firearm During A Crime Of Violence
– Jury deliberated just over one hour before returning a unanimous verdict

August 7, 2012

Retired Bowling Green, Kentucky Police Department Captain Named Law Enforcement Coordinator For U.S Attorney’s Office

July 2012

July 27, 2012

Maine Man Convicted Of Transporting Owensboro Girl Across State Lines With Intent To Engage In Sexual Activity
– Jury deliberated 1 hour before reaching unanimous verdict

Louisville Men Sentenced In Bank Robberies
– Defendant pled guilty to a 1991 murder – sentenced to 151 months in prison
– Led Metro Louisville Police on a high-speed chase

July 25, 2012

Former Ft. Campbell Soldier Guilty Of Violating Child Pornography Laws While Residing On Military Bases

Louisville Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Violating Federal Child Exploitation Laws
– Met14 year old victim on Facebook

July 20, 2012

Louisville Resident Guilty Of Federal Firearms And Narcotics
– Crack and AK 47 Assault Rifle

July 9, 2012

Former Senior Program Coordinator For University Of Louisville Equine Industry Program Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Wire Fraud And Money Laundering
– Ordered to pay $461,889.47 in restitution to the University of Louisville

July 5, 2012

Suspended Kentucky Attorney Charged With Structuring Financial Transactions To Evade Reporting
– Alleged To Have Structured Nearly $300,000

June 2012

June 29, 2012

Graves County, Kentucky Men Sentenced For Possession And Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Graves County, Kentucky Man And Illegal Alien Sentenced For Possession And Distribution Of Methamphetamine
– Drugs were packaged and hidden in spare tire while transported to Sedalia, Kentucky from Chicago

June 28, 2012

Georgia Woman Convicted Of Setting Fire To Residence At Fort Campbell Causing The Deaths Of Her Two Minor Children

Bank Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $11,490 From Fort Knox Bank

McCracken County, Kentucky Convicted Felon Sentenced To 92 Months In Prison For Selling Crack Cocaine
– Sold 70.1 grams of crack cocaine

June 26, 2012

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY FELON SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTION OF CRACK COCAINE AND MARIJUANA

June 21, 2012

Former Mcmahan Fire Chief Paul Barth Guilty Of Embezzling And Laundering Over $198,000 From The Crusade For Children And The Mcmahan Fire Protection District
– Barth agrees to repay Crusade for Children $190,000
– U.S. recommends a 41 month prison sentence

June 19, 2012

Ambulance Company Agrees To Pay $5,426,000 To Settle Fraudulent Billing Of Medicare
– Improper billing covers a seven year period for ambulance services in multiple states, including Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee

Grayson County, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Violating Federal Child Exploitation Laws

June 13, 2012

Barren County, Kentucky Financial Advisor Charged With Embezzling Approximately $2.4 Million From Clients

June 7, 2012

Convention Center’s Former Executive Director Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Embezzlement
– Convention Center’s vendor sentenced to 18 months
– Ordered to jointly and severally pay $248,120 in restitution

June 5, 2012

Remaining Defendants Sentenced In Elaborate Scheme To Illegally Obtain Credit Cards And Prescription Pain Medications
– Involved more than 15,000 Hydrocodone and Oxycontin pills

May 2012

May 30, 2012

Illegal Alien Living In Taylor County Appears In Federal Court Charged In A Sex Trafficking Ring Involving Juveniles In A Four County Area

May 29, 2012

Taylorsville, Kentucky Man Sentenced To 8 Years And 1 Month In Prison For Receiving And Possessing Child Pornography
– Neighbor’s complaint tipped police

May 25, 2012

Louisville Man, Formerly Employed As A Police Officer And Officer With The Kentucky Department Of Corrections Charged With Threatening A Federal Agent

Tennessee Man Fined $5,000 And Sentenced To One Year Probation For Submitting False Permits In Barren River Pipeline Project
– Created and forged documents submitted to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and others

May 22, 2012

Jefferson County Man Guilty of Possessing Child Pornography
– Images found on a computer at the University of Louisville

All Henderson, Kentucky Men Charged Plead Guilty in Large Crack Cocaine Distribution Ring
– Drug pipeline stretched from Atlanta, Georgia to Henderson, Kentucky
– Cocaine estimated street value nearly $1,000,000

May 21, 2012

Marijuana Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced in Federal Court
– Marijuana originated in Mexico, transported to cell in Texas for storage and distribution in Kentucky
– Arrests made when semi-tractor trailer hauling 3,766 pounds of marijuana became stuck in Eastern Jefferson County farmland
– Estimated street value of $6,000,000

May 7, 2012

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison After Being Found With Child Pornography

Louisville Man Sentenced For Selling Counterfeit Microsoft Products Over The Internet

April 2012

April 30, 2012

Take-Back Initiative Hailed An Overwhelming Success - Metro Louisville Safely Disposed of 1,839 Pounds of Prescription Medications
– Law enforcement agencies teamed with Jefferson County Public Schools to successfully increase awareness of prescription drug abuse among teens during DEA Take-Back event

April 25, 2012

Glasgow Return Preparer Charged With Preparing False Income Tax Returns
– Returns claimed false deductions and expenses totaling $484,164

Warren County, Kentucky, Construction Company Owner Charged With Income Tax Evasion
– Failed to disclose his ownership in company and income received

Glasgow Return Preparer Charged With Preparing False Income Tax Returns
– Returns claimed false deductions and expenses

Warren County, Kentucky, Construction Company Owner Charged With Income Tax Evasion
– Indictment alleges from 2004 to 2007 concealed $3,300,726 in income from the IRS
– From 2005 through 2008 failed to report $1,045,327 in income from the IRS
– Failed to disclose his ownership in Tri-State Construction and income received

April 23, 2012

Law Enforcement Agencies Team With Jefferson County Public Schools To Increase Awareness Of Prescription Drug Abuse
– Take-Back initiative to safely remove prescription pain pills from Kentuckiana homes

April 6, 2012

Louisville Resident Guilty of Mortgage Fraud
– Stephen Netherton also guilty of filing a fraudulent tax return and bank fraud
– Ordered to pay $870,000 in restitution
– 19 properties totaling nearly $5 million

April 3, 2012

Executive Of Glasgow Kentucky Aluminum Facility Guilty Of Conspiracy And Tampering With EPA Monitoring Devices Required Under Clean Air Act
– Admits to tampering with air pollution control equipment at J.L French Facility in Glasgow, Kentucky

Louisville Man Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Violating Child Pornography Laws

April 2, 2012

Former Louisville Employee of National Charity Guilty Of Embezzeling At Least $364,000
– Allegedly forged checks to buy cars and pay for trips
– Investigation uncovered additional $164,000 in embezzled funds

Former Senior Program Coordinator For University Of Louisville Equine Industry Program Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud And Money Laundering
– Embezzled $463,636.35

March 2012

March 8, 2012

Disaster fraud potential in aftermath of deadly tornadoes
– Justice department officials raise awareness of 24 hour disaster fraud hotline

March 7, 2012

Former Washington County Deputy Sheriffs Sentenced To 50 Months In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Firearms And Drug Trafficking Charges
– Crimes committed while on duty

February 2012

February 24, 2012

Successful Prosecutions Of Known Felons In Possession of Firearms

February 23, 2012

Campbellsville, Kentucky Opana Dealer And Detroit, Michigan Opana Supplier Sentenced In U.S. District Court
– More Than 2,200 Opana Pills Seized

Purported Louisville Real Estate Investor Charged With Mail Fraud
– Alleged schemes cost investors more than $1.2 million
– Created fictitious addresses and fraudulent mortgage

Radcliff Man Charged With Violating Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Laws

February 22, 2012

Wanted South Carolina Man Sentenced To 97 Months For Transporting And Possessing Child Pornography

February 16, 2012

Graves County, Kentucky Man Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Receipt Of Child Pornography

February 15, 2012

Fugitive Charged With Felon In Possession of Stolen Handgun
– Wanted in Kentucky and Tennessee for multiple charges including theft (cattle) and producing methamphetamine and marijuana

February 7, 2012

Former Vice-President Of Pharmacutical Company Pleads Guilty To FDA Violations And Health Care Fraud
– Company received more than $2 million in payments from Medicare for misbranded, adulterated and contaminated inhalation medications

February 6, 2012

Convicted Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge After Being Found With Child Pornography

January 2012

January 31, 2012

United States Settles Civil Claims Against Owensboro, Kentucky Pharmacy
– Mayfair Pharmacy, Inc to pay $75,000 for violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
– Over 140,000 Hydrocodone tablets unaccounted for

January 25, 2012

Scottsville Businessman Sentenced For Filing False Tax Returns
– Ordered to pay IRS $447,145

January 20, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Offices Announce Speakers for Kentucky Prescription Druge Abuse Summit
– Governor Steve Beshear to Speak at Summit

January 9, 2012

Louisville Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transporting and Possessing Child Pornography

Louisville Man Pleads Guilty To Violating Federal Child Exploitation Law
– Prosecution stemmed from undercover “sting” operation

January 5, 2012

Christian County Man Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Child Exploitation Charges

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