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November 2014

November 1, 2014

Louisville Residents Charged In Conspiracy To Distribute More Than One Kilogram Of Heroin In A Drug Trafficking Operation

November 24, 2014

Henderson, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Multiple Bank Robberies
– Ordered to pay $6,660 in restitution

November 21, 2014

Former Bookkeeper At Saint Gabriel The Archangel Church And School Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Funds
– Agreed to restitution in the amount of $83,191 to the Louisville Parish

Warren County, Kentucky, Woman Convicted Of Setting Fire To The Horse Cave, Kentucky Dollar General Store
– Jurors deliberated just over two hours before reaching a guilty verdict

November 14, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio, Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking
– Victims were boarded and locked inside his Cincinnati home and driven from Cincinnati to Louisville for prostitution

November 6, 2014

Jackson, Mississippi, Man Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For The Attempted Online Extortion Of The University Of Louisville Athletic Association

Louisville Felon Sentenced To 162 Months In Prison For Robbing Multiple Jefferson County Restaurants And Brandishing A Firearm
– Federal Prosecution resulted from “Project Recoil”

October 2014

October 31, 2014

U.S. Attorneys Announce Appointment Of District Election Officers

October 28, 2014

Fraudulent Investment Advisor Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison And Ordered To Pay Victims $886,925.62 In Restitution

October 21, 2014

Louisville Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Producing Child Pornography

October 20, 2014

Todd County, Kentucky, Man Guilty Of Coercing Minors To Engage In Sexually Explicit Conduct And Receiving Child Pornography

October 15, 2014

Louisville Felon Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Bank Fraud And Illegal Possession Of A Firearm
– Accomplices cashed more than 300 counterfeit checks totaling $192,000
– At least 47 area business affected

October 8, 2014

Lafayette, Tennessee, Man Sentenced To 240 Months In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Two Bank Robberies In Kentucky And Carjacking

October 6, 2014

Former President Of Central Kentucky Glass Company Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Fraud Involving Installation Of Glass And Windows At Ft. Knox High School
– Charges pending against the company

October 1, 2014

U.S. Attorney Announces Successful Training For Law Enforcement On Human Trafficking
– Collaborative Efforts To Aggressively Investigate And Prosecute The Illegal Trafficking of Persons into Forced Labor

September 2014

September 30, 2014

Former Owner Of Mortgage Lending Company Charged With Bank Fraud
– Submitted 53 fraudulent funding requests for nonexistent mortgage loans totaling $17,900,000

September 29, 2014

Former Police Officer And School Administrator Charged With Violating Federal Child Sex Abuse Laws
Other School Officials Charged With Failing To Report The Abuse

September 25, 2014

Louisville Physician Charged With Prescribing Medications That Resulted In The Death Of A Patient
– Charges Include Multiple Counts Of Unlawful Distribution Of Controlled Substances, Health Care Fraud And Money Laundering

September 18, 2014

Former Bookkeeper At Saint Gabriel The Archangel Church And School Charged With Embezzling Funds

September 17, 2014

Former Army Energy Program Manager Faces Additional Charges Of Defrauding The Army At Fort Knox

September 8, 2014

Shepherdsville, Kentucky, Man Charged With Embezzling Over $800,000 From His Employer
– Alleged to have manipulated accounting entries to pay himself bonuses

September 4, 2014

Founder Of USA Harvest Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Embezzling From The Charity And Tax Fraud
– Hugh “Stan” Curtis ordered to pay $183,354 in restitution

Barren County, Kentucky, Fugitive Sentenced To 156 Months In Prison For Burglary And Possession Of Firearms By A Convicted Felon

Russellville, Kentucky, Convicted Felon Sentenced To 151 Months In Prison For Distribution Of A Controlled Substance And Possession Of A Firearm
– Formerly convicted of facilitation to murder, promoting contraband and trafficking in a controlled substance

August 2014

August 19, 2014

Henderson, Kentucky, Man Pleads Guilty To Multiple Bank Robberies

Livermore, Kentucky, Felon Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison For Distribution Of Anabolic Steroids And Possession Of A Firearm

Owner Of Bankrupt Young Oil Company Sentenced To 33 Months For Securities Fraud, Mail Fraud, Failure To File Income Tax Returns, And Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

August 15, 2014

Crittenden County, Kentucky, Felon Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Possession And Distribution Of Methamphetamine
– Maintained a home in Marion for the purposes of manufacturing, storing and selling Meth

August 13, 2014

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

Bowling Green, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 10 Months In Prison For Growing Marijuana In Mammoth Cave National Park And Warren County

August 12, 2014

Bowling Green, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Shipping Firearms Internationally
– Firearms were secreted inside video game systems for shipment to foreign addresses

Russell Springs, Kentucky, Business Pays $750,000 In Restitution And Forfeitures For Role In Contraband Cigarette Trafficking

August 7, 2014

Louisville Felon Pleads Guilty To Robbing Multiple Jefferson County Restaurants – One At Gunpoint

August 4, 2014

Jefferson County, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison And Ordered To Pay Restitution For Multiple Bank Robberies
– Tellers feared for their lives as defendant claimed to have a bomb
– Also sentenced today, to serve 6 months in a separate, federal fraud case

July 2014

July 31, 2014

Elgin Mining Company Pays $3,221,292 To Settle Alleged Violations Of The Clean Water Act At Former Mining Sites In Western Kentucky

July 25, 2014

Former Ft. Knox Resident Pleads Guilty To Assaulting And Causing Substantial Bodily Injury To One Minor Child

July 24, 2014

Allen County, Kentucky, Residents Sentenced For Roles In Stealing Then Selling Hydrocodone Pills From A Scottsville, Kentucky, Pharmacy
– Former pharmacy employee and co-defendants admitted to conspiring with each other to sell and distribute the stolen hydrocodone pills worth $29,808

July 22, 2014

Ft. Campbell Military Base Resident Guilty Of Wantonly Abusing A Child Under The Age Of 12
– Child was malnourished and in gross need of medical care for upper torso burns

July 17, 2014

Louisville Daycare Owner/Operator Charged With Fraud In Seeking Child Care Payments From Kentucky Agency
– Lottie Carisa Burgos, owner of ABC Village Daycare, alleged to have falsified daycare attendance figures and qualifications of daycare workers

July 15, 2014

Louisville Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

July 10, 2014

Former Chairman Of Louisville Episcopal Church Education Foundation And His Spouse Plead Guilty To Embezzling More Than $1.1 Million From The Charity
– Foundation Chairman laundered money through his wife’s business

July 9, 2014

Lafayette, Tennessee, Man Guilty Of Two Bank Robberies In Kentucky And Carjacking

July 7, 2014

Campbellsville, Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery Charges

July 1, 2014

Former Teamsters Union Local President Indicted For Embezzlement Of Union Funds, Illegal Loans, And Criminal Recordkeeping Violations
– Jerry Thomas Vincent, Jr. was President of Teamsters Local 783 from 2006 to 2011

Jury Trial Ends With Admission Of Guilt By Convicted Felon Charged In String Of Louisville Area Armed Robberies
– Troy Lamont Gaines pleads guilty to 11 counts of armed robbery
– Charges stem from Project Recoil

June 2014

June 16, 2014

Former President Of Central Kentucky Glass Company Guilty Of Fraud In Connection With The Installation Of Glass And Windows At Ft. Knox High School
– Former president pleaded guilty to wire fraud and agreed to 27 month prison sentence
– Charges pending against the company

June 11, 2014

Monroe County, Kentucky, Physician Charged With Prescribing Pain Medications Outside The Course Of Professional Medical Practice Which Resulted In The Death Of A Patient

June 3, 2014

Owners Of Elizabethtown Hematology Oncology, PLC Agree To Pay Over $3.7 Million To Settle False Billings To Government Health Care Programs
– United States alleges owners engaged in improper conduct by extending chemotherapy treatment times to maximize reimbursements and inappropriately billing office visits for infusion therapies

Convicted Felon Sentenced To 110 Months In Prison For Violating Federal Drug Trafficking And Gun Laws

Founder Of USA Harvest Guilty Of Embezzling From The Charity And Tax Fraud
– Hugh “Stan” Curtis admits to stealing $183,354 in charitable donations
– Curtis failed to report $553,891.67 in income from donations made to USA Harvest

May 2014

May 22, 2014

Army Soldier Sentenced For Facilitating Thefts Of Fuel In Afghanistan

Owensboro, Kentucky, Man Charged In Second Home Improvement Scam - Robert Gray Charged With Defrauding Union County, Kentucky, Couple Of Nearly $150,000
– Recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to defrauding elderly Daviess County couple of $200,000 in similar home improvement scam

May 15, 2014

Clinton County, Kentucky Man Charged With Filing False Tax Returns
– Allegedly failed to report earnings and pay income taxes on $386,183.67 during a six year period and overstated business expenses of $581,519.91

May 14, 2014

Henderson County, Kentucky, Man Charged With Human Trafficking For Recruiting Minors To Engage In Commercial Sex Acts

May 6, 2014

Convicted Sex Offender Residing In Logan County, Kentucky, Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

Convicted Sex Offender Residing In Allen County, Kentucky, Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

May 5, 2014

Todd County, Kentucky Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Selling Marijuana
– 452 pounds of processed marijuana recovered at his Elkton home

May 1, 2014

Warren County, Kentucky, Construction Company Owner Sentenced To 24 Months For Income Tax Evasion
– Concealed $1,045,327 in income from the IRS
– Failed to disclose his ownership in Tri-State Construction and income received

Russell County, Kentucky Man Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison For Embezzling $625,096 From His Former Employer
– Ordered to pay full amount in restitution

April 2014

April 22, 2014

Former Dawson Springs Letter Carrier Sentenced To Prison Term For Destroying And Delaying The Delivery Of At Least 44,900 Pieces Of Mail

April 18, 2014

Henderson County, Kentucky, Woman Sentenced To 125 Months In Prison For Bank Robbery

April 17, 2014

Three Indicted For Possession With Intent To Distribute Approximately Seven Pounds Of Methamphetamine
– Street Value of Approximately $210,000

April 16, 2014

Jury Convicts Christian County, Kentucky Man For Stealing Trade Secrets From His Former Employer

April 10, 2014

Warren County, Kentucky, Woman Charged With Arson Of The Horse Cave, Kentucky Dollar General Store
– Also charged with bankruptcy fraud in a superseding indictment

April 2, 2014

Former University Of Louisville Executive Charged With Embezzling Funds Tied To UofL Medical Groups And Tax Fraud
– Diverted $2.8 million
– Failed to report $2,470,735 to Internal Revenue Service

April 1, 2014

Bowling Green Man Guilty Of Growing Marijuana In Mammoth Cave National Park And Warren County

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

Russell Springs, Kentucky Business Agrees To Pay $750,000 In Restitution For Role In Contraband Cigarette Trafficking
– Tantus Tobacco, LLC. Pleads guilty to a superseding information

Allen County, Kentucky, Resident Guilty Of Stealing Hydrocodone Pills From Her Employer – A Scottsville, Kentucky, Pharmacy
– Former pharmacy employee further admits to conspiring with others to sell and distribute the stolen hydrocodone pills worth $29,808

March 2014

March 20, 2014

Todd County, Kentucky Man Charged With Coercing Minors To Engage In Sexually Explicit Conduct And Receiving Child Pornography

March 18, 2014

Two Who Conspired In Identity Theft Scheme Sentenced To Nearly Four Years In Federal Prison

Louisville Man Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor Under The Age Of Seven In The Production Of Child Pornography

Owner Of Bankrupt Young Oil Company Guilty Of Securities Fraud, Mail Fraud, Failure To File Income Tax Returns, And Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

March 13, 2014

Army Soldier Sentenced In Kentucky On Bribery Charges For Facilitating Thefts Of Fuel In Afghanistan

March 5, 2014

Bowling Green, Kentucky, Man Guilty Of Shipping Firearms Internationally
– Firearms were secreted inside video game systems for shipment to foreign addresses

February 2014

February 28, 2014

Greenup County, Kentucky, Teen Sentenced To 24 Months For Threatening To Kill A Federal Judge And A Federal Prosecutor

February 27, 2014

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

February 24, 2014

Justice Department Highlights Efforts To Combat Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud

February 21, 2014

Nelson County, Kentucky, Felon Guilty Of Possession With The Intent To Distribute 400 Pounds Of Marijuana

February 19, 2014

Army Soldier Pleads Guilty For Role In Stealing Fuel In Afghanistan

Louisville, Kentucky, Man Sentenced To 22 ½ Years For Producing Child Pornography
– Sentencing resolved separate pending state court child sexual abuse case

February 5, 2014

W.R. Grace Pays Over $63 Million Toward Cleanup And Restoration Of Hazardous Waste Sites In Communities Across The Country
– Settlement includes two Kentucky Superfund sites

February 4, 2014

Louisville Based Tobacco Wholesaler Sentenced To 18 Months For Role In Contraband Cigarette Trade

Campbellsville Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Distributing And Possessing Child Pornography
– Defendant had prior child pornography conviction in Massachusetts

January 2014

January 23, 2014

Owners Of Durable Medical Equipment Companies Sentenced To 54 Months In Prison For Their Roles In A Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme
– Operated sham medical supply companies in Louisville
– Supplies billed to Medicare included deceased patients

January 17, 2014

Leitchfield, Kentucky Man Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography Images

January 16, 2014

Oil Well Operators In Hart County, Kentucky Sentenced For Violations Of The Safe Drinking Water Act

Louisville Felon Guilty Of Bank Fraud And Illegal Possession Of A Firearm
– Accomplices cashed more than 300 counterfeit checks totaling $200,000
– 70 area business were affected

January 15, 2014

Louisville Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Online Enticement Of A Minor And Production Of Child Pornography

January 14, 2014

Jefferson County, Kentucky, Man Guilty Of Multiple Bank Robberies

January 13, 2014

Southern Indiana Man Listed On The National Registry Of Sex Offenders Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

January 10, 2014

Oldham County Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Bank Fraud
– Ordered to pay $114,936.98 in restitution

Former HealthEssentials Solutions Inc. Executives To Pay More Than $1 Million To Resolve Allegations Of Submitting False Claims To Federal Health Care Program

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