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Louisville Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Bomb Hoax and Assaulting Federal Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, KY – A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment today charging a local man with one count of violating a federal law prohibiting false information and hoaxes and with three counts of assaulting federal officers.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Kelly Moening of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

According to court documents, on April 17, 2023, Cameron Hyatt, 29, engaged in conduct with intent to convey false and misleading information under circumstances where such information may reasonably be believed in that he threatened to bomb an Internal Revenue Service processing facility where he previously worked as a contract employee. Additionally, on April 20, 2023, Hyatt assaulted, resisted, or impeded three TIGTA Special Agents.

Hyatt was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on April 20, 2023. He remains in federal custody. Hyatt’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 23, 2023, before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, Hyatt faces a maximum sentence of 29 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. There is no parole in the federal system.

The TIGTA is investigating the case.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Elver is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated May 17, 2023