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December 2013

December 27, 2013

Jefferson County, Kentucky Woman Sentenced To 18 Years And 10 Months In Prison For Armed Robbery Of Metro Louisville Bank
– Ordered to pay $213,785.62 restitution
– Getaway driver sentenced to 54 months

December 13, 2013

Louisville Internet Tobacco Product Retailer Sentenced To 12 Months And One Day For Role In Contraband Cigarette Trade
– Agreed restitution in the amount of $2,090,571.00 from $3,214,035.66 forfeited to the United States.

Louisville Man Guilty Of Sexual Abuse Of A Minor Under The Age Of Seven In The Production Of Child Pornography

Owner Of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare In Elizabethtown Ordered To Pay Victims $50,663.31 For Misbranding

December 11, 2013

Lafayette, Tennessee, Man Charged With Two Armed Bank Robberies In Kentucky And Carjacking

December 10, 2013

Paducah, Kentucky, Woman Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Mail Fraud
– Judge orders $112,012.44 restitution payment to former employer

December 5, 2013

Louisville Convicted Felon Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Armed Robbery Of A Convenience Store
– First defendant sentenced in prosecution resulting from "Project Recoil"

December 4, 2013

Louisville Physician Charged With Multiple Counts Of Unlawful Distribution Of Controlled Substances, Healthcare Fraud And Money Laundering

December 3, 2013

Four Louisville Men Charged In String Of Armed Robberies
– Federal Charges Result From “Project Recoil”

November 2013

November 25, 2013

Louisville, Kentucky Man Guilty Of Producing Child Pornography
– Plea Agreement also resolves separate pending state court child sexual abuse case

November 21, 2013

Two Louisville Men Charged In String Of Armed Robberies Federal charges result from “Project Recoil”

Russellville, Kentucky Convicted Felon Charged With Distribution Of A Controlled Substance And Possession Of A Firearm
– Formerly convicted of first-degree murder, promoting contraband and trafficking in a controlled substance

November 13, 2013

Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness Of Disaster Fraud Hotline Following Typhoon Haiyan

November 5, 2013

Louisville Felon Charged In Recent String Of Restaurant Hold-Ups
– Federal charges result from “Project Recoil”

November 4, 2013

Former Taylor County, Kentucky Deputy Sheriff Charged With Distribution Of Anabolic Steroids
– Wore Taylor County Sheriff’s Department uniform and drove law enforcement vehicle during alleged distribution

October 2013

October 24, 2013

Jackson, Mississippi Man Charged With Attempted Online Extortion Of The University Of Louisville Athletic Association

October 22, 2013

Central Kentucky Glass Company And Its Former President Charged With Fraud In Connection With The Installation Of Glass And Windows At Ft. Knox High School
– Indictment includes wire fraud, mail fraud and major fraud against the United States

October 21, 2013

Henderson, Kentucky Man Sentenced To 97 Months In Prison For Multiple Bank Robberies

Louisville Man Pleads Guilty To Online Enticement And Production Of Child Pornography

October 18, 2013

National Respiratory Services, LLC Ordered To Pay Restitution In The Amount Of $2 Million For FDA Violations And Health Care Fraud
– Company received more than $2 million in payments from Medicare for misbranded, adulterated and contaminated inhalation medications

October 1, 2013

Nelson County Drug Store Owner Sentenced To 27 Months For Health Care Fraud And Wire Fraud
– Crume Drug Store owner billed private insurance companies and Medicare Part D for fraudulent prescriptions, causing a combined loss of $242,963.04

September 2013

September 17, 2013

Former Elizabethtown, Kentucky Business Operator Guilty In International Pyramid & “Ponzi” Scheme
– Operated multiple businesses from Elizabethtown, Kentucky

September 11, 2013

U.S. Attorney Announces Successful Prosecution Of Crack Cocaine Distribution Ring Operating Out Of Christian County, Kentucky

September 10, 2013

Eli Lilly Warehouse Thief Admits Participating In Additional Multimillion Dollar Burglaries
– Stole more than $1.5 million in cigarettes from Leitchfield, Kentucky warehouse

September 6, 2013

Owner Of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare In Elizabethtown Guilty Of Misbranding And Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare Guilty Of Smuggling
– Agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $50,663.31

August 2013

August 30, 2013

Leitchfield, Kentucky Man Guilty Of Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography Images

August 21, 2013

Last Defendant Sentenced In Largest Jefferson County Drug Trafficking Organization
– Cocaine supply tied to the Mexican Drug Cartel
– Involved the sale of 100 kilos of cocaine per month and resulted in 26 arrested and successfully prosecuted

August 15, 2013

Additional Charge Filed Against Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy For Federal Civil Rights Violation

August 7, 2013

Dawson Springs, Kentucky Felon Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition
– Formerly convicted of two counts of 1st degree manslaughter

July 2013

July 30, 2013

Henderson, Kentucky Man Guilty In Multiple Bank Robberies

July 24, 2013

Former Owner Of Louisville Pharmaceutical Company Pleads Guilty To FDA Violations
– Company received more than $2 million in payments from Medicare for misbranded, adulterated and contaminated inhalation medications

July 22, 2013

Mercury Ambulance Service, Inc. (Rural/Metro) Agrees To Pay $40,000 Fine To Settle Allegations Of Violations Of The Federal Controlled Substances Act

July 12, 2013

Hardin County, Kentucky Man Guilty Of Impersonating A Soldier For Financial Gain

July 10, 2013

Christian County, Kentucky Resident Guilty Of Possessing Multiple Firearms Including An Iraqi Machine Gun

July 9, 2013

Louisville Businessman Guilty Of Evading $355,331.24 In Employment Taxes
– Concealed assets while using business accounts to fund personal aircraft travel, luxury vehicles and entertainment

July 3, 2013

Federal And State Prosecutors Join Louisville Metro Police To Charge Repeat, Violent Offenders In “Project Recoil”
– U.S. Attorney creates new violent crime unit
– Maximizes penalties for most violent offenders

July 2, 2013

Trover Health System Of Madisonville, Kentucky Pays $1,162,837 To Settle False Claims Allegations
– Trover is among 55 hospitals in the agreement to pay the U.S. more than $34 million to resolve allegations related to Kyphoplasty

July 1, 2013

Operators Of University Of Louisville Hospital To Pay $2,833,408.60 To Settle False Medicare Billings
– University self-reported the over-billing for professional services

June 2013

June 27, 2013

Final Defendant Sentenced To 120 Months In Large Warren County Marijuana Distribution Ring
– 21 defendants prosecuted on multiple charges of money laundering and distribution of more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana

June 17, 2013

Owensboro, Kentucky, Man Charged In Defrauding Elderly Couple Of Over $200,000 In Retirement Savings
– Money allegedly spent on personal expenses including Hummer vehicle and motorcycle

June 13, 2013

McCracken County, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 240 Months In Prison For Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography

Former FBI Fugitives Guilty Of Multiple Charges Including Conspiracy To Distribute A Controlled Substance, Operating An Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business, And Lying To Obtain Federal Aid

Allen County, Kentucky, Residents Charged With Conspiring To Sell Hydrocodone Stolen From A Scottsville, Kentucky, Pharmacy
– Former pharmacy employee charged in the conspiracy

June 10, 2013

Caldwell County Man Charged With Defrauding Social Security Disability And Medicaid Programs
– Received benefits for 20 years by alleging he was disabled

June 7, 2013

Daviess County, Kentucky Man Guilty Of Embezzling From His Former Employer

June 6, 2013

Louisville Man Guilty Of Harboring 20,000 Images Of Child Pornography

June 4, 2013

Louisville Physician Pleads Guilty To Structuring Financial Transactions To Evade Reporting
– Agrees to forfeit $66,980.

May 2013

May 31, 2013

Last Defendant Sentenced For Transporting 5,615.5 Pounds Of Marijuana From Edinburg, Texas To Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Residents Charged In Multiple Count Indictment In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

May 21, 2013

Owner And COO Of Defunct Eastern Livestock Company Sentenced In Federal Court For Committing Mail Fraud
– Founder Thomas Gibson sentenced to 70 months in federal prison;
– COO Michael McDonald sentenced to 57 months in federal prison

May 20, 2013

Taylor County, Kentucky Man Sentenced To 110 Years In Prison For Production And Possession Of Child Pornography
– Victims were under five years of age

May 17, 2013

Six Charged In Large Marijuana Drug Trafficking Operation
– Nearly 4,900 pounds of marijuana seized and $160,650 in U.S. currency recovered in New Albany, Indiana and Jefferson County, Kentucky homes

Graves County, Kentucky Resident Ordered To Pay $2,500 Fine And Receives Two Year Migratory Birds Hunting Ban
– Baited mourning doves for hunting

Former Henderson County Business Owner Sentenced To 12 Months For Trafficking In Counterfeit Goods

May 16, 2013

Three Henderson, Kentucky Residents Face Federal Charges In Multiple Henderson And Daviess County Bank Robberies
– Ten banks and one convenience store robbed during a nearly three year period

May 8, 2013

Dawson Springs, Kentucky Felon Guilty Of Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition
– Formerly convicted of two counts of 1st degree manslaughter

May 2, 2013

Louisville Internet Tobacco Product Retailer Guilty In Contraband Cigarette Trade
– Agrees to forfeit more than $3.6 million dollars in assets including 10,824,192 assorted tobacco products

April 2013

April 26, 2013

Warren County, Kentucky, Construction Company Owner Guilty Of Income Tax Evasion
– Concealed $1,045,327 in income from the IRS
– Failed to disclose his ownership in Tri-State Construction and income received

April 24, 2013

Louisville Fugitive And Former Owner Of Jet Medical Supplies Charged With Health Care Fraud And Wire Fraud
– Added To Most Wanted List

April 19, 2013

Man Arrested In Paducah Sentenced To 16 Months In Prison For Impersonating A United States Army Chief Warrant Officer And Fraud
– Used the disguise to defraud another of sums of money

April 16, 2013

Convicted Sex Offender Living In Jefferson County Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Failing To Register With The Kentucky Sex Offender Registry

April 12, 2013

U.S. Attorney Announces Additional $63,437 Restitution For Crusade For Children
– U.S. District Court Judge Orders Held Payment Released From Sale Of Defendant Paul Barth’s Former Home

March 2013

March 22, 2013

Jefferson County, Kentucky, Alleged Serial Bank Robber Faces Federal Charges

Illegal Alien Living In Taylor County Sentenced To 84 Months In Prison For His Role In A Sex Trafficking Ring Involving Juveniles In A Four County Area

March 21, 2013

Owner Of Bluegrass Women’s Healthcare In Elizabethtown Charged With Health Care Fraud, Mail Fraud, Misbranding And Smuggling

March 20, 2013

Logan County, Kentucky Businessman Charged With Failing To Pay Income Taxes For 15 Year Period
– Diverted income to “shell” companies to hide assets and employees from the Internal Revenue Service

Nelson County, Kentucky Drug Store Owner Guilty Of Health Care Fraud And Wire Fraud
– Crume Drug Store owner billed private insurance companies and Medicare Part D for fraudulent prescriptions causing a combined loss of $250,188.72

March 7, 2013

Barren County Felon And Nine Co-Defendants Sentenced For Operating Sophisticated Marijuana Grow Operation
– Organizer sentenced to 235 months in federal prison
– 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

Russell Springs Felon Sentenced To 327 Months In Prison For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

March 4, 2013

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

March 1, 2013

Taylor County, Kentucky, Felon Guilty Of Growing Marijuana For Distribution And Illegal Possession Of Firearms

Nelson County, Kentucky Drug Store Owner Charged With Health Care Fraud And Wire Fraud
– Crume Drug Store owner alleged to have billed insurance companies and government health care agencies for fraudulent prescriptions

February 2013

February 27, 2013

McCracken County, Kentucky Man Guilty Of Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography

February 22, 2013

Former Ft. Campbell Soldier Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Violating Child Pornography Laws While Residing On Military Bases

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For Failure To Register With The Kentucky Sex Offender Registry

February 20, 2013

Kentucky Inmate Charged With Threatening The Life Of The President Of The United States
– Charges also include threatening the life of the First Lady

February 19, 2013

Second Former Humana Inc. Employee Admits To Taking Kick-Backs Totaling $2 Million Dollars In An Insurance Sales Bribery Scheme

February 14, 2013

Former Pharmacist Sentenced To 25 Months In Prison For Using Patient And Doctor Names To Create Fraudulent Prescriptions

Glasgow Return Preparer Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Preparing False Income Tax Returns
– Knowingly claimed false deductions and expenses resulting in a tax loss of over $450,000

February 13, 2013

Henderson, Kentucky Man Charged In Multiple Bank Robberies

February 8, 2013

Purported Louisville Real Estate Entrepreneur Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison For Swindling Investors In Multimillion Dollar Scheme
– Ordered to pay nearly $2.8 million in restitution to victims
– Pleaded guilty to creating fictitious addresses and fraudulent mortgages

February 7, 2013

Louisville Return Preparer Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Preparing False Income Tax Returns
– Returns claimed over $430,000 in false deductions and expenses

February 6, 2013

Houston, Texas Resident Charged In Five State Conspiracy To Defraud Home Depot
– Switched UPC Labels On Purchases Then Sold Merchandise At A Profit On Ebay

New Albany, Indiana Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Online Enticement Of A Minor Female And Transporting The Female Across State Lines To Engage In Illegal Sexual Activity
– Met the 14-year-old Louisville minor on the Internet
– Minor was picked up from her home and later found at a bowling alley

February 5, 2013

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

February 4, 2013

Former U.S. Postal Service Highway Contract Route Driver Sentenced To 33 Months For Stealing From U.S. Mail And Possessing Oxycodone With The Intent To Distribute

January 2013

January 29, 2013

Todd County, Kentucky Woman Sentenced For Filing False Income Tax Returns And Identity Theft

Louisville Man, Formerly Employed As A Police Officer And Officer With The Kentucky Department Of Corrections
– Sentenced To 42 Months For Threatening A Federal Agent

Former Iraqi Terrorists, Living In Kentucky, Sentenced For Terrorist Activities
– Defendants Attempted to Ship Weapons and Money from the United States to Iraqi Insurgents
– Defendants Admitted to Extensive Terrorist Activities Against U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

January 23, 2013

Former Humana Inc. Employee Admits To Taking Kick-Backs Totaling $2 Million Dollars In An Insurance Sales Bribery Scheme

January 18, 2013

Taylor County Man Charged With Defrauding Social Security Of $110,148
– Collected his deceased mother’s survivor benefits for ten years

January 17, 2013

Jackson Purchase Medical Center Agrees To Pay $850,343.84 To Settle False Medicare Billings
– United States alleges violations of the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statue, and the Physician Self-Referral Law

January 16, 2013

Restitution Payment Obtained From Sale Of Former Home Of Defendant Paul Barth
– Proceeds from sale of house will go toward restitution for the Crusade for Children

January 15, 2013

Caldwell County Man Charged With Defrauding Social Security Disability And Medicaid Programs
– Received benefits for 20 years by alleging he was disabled

January 11, 2013

Multiple Defendants Sentenced This Week For Distribution Of Cocaine And Possession Of Illegal Firearms In U.S. District Court Located In Paducah, Kentucky

January 10, 2013

Jefferson County And Bullitt County Residents Guilty In Conspiracy To Distribute Oxycodone
– Obtained illegal prescription pain pills from Florida “pill mills”

January 9, 2013

Founder Of USA Harvest Charged In Seven Count Federal Indictment Charges Include 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

January 3, 2013

American Sleep Medicine Pays $15.3 Million To Settle Improper Billing Of Medicare And Other Federal Healthcare Programs
– Sleep diagnostic tests were performed by individuals who lacked required credentials

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