USA Harvest http://wfpl.org en Judge Says USA Harvest Founder Competent for Trial http://wfpl.org/post/judge-says-usa-harvest-founder-competent-trial <div>A federal judge has concluded that the founder of USA Harvest is competent to stand trial on charges that he used money from the volunteer organization for personal expenses.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p> U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley on Wednesday ruled that the case against 63-year-old Hugh "Stan" Curtis is primarily based on paper records that can be reconstructed without the need for Curtis' recollections.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p> Curtis is charged with taking $183,354 from the charity and charging another $370,000 in personal travel expenses. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:19:16 +0000 Associated Press 7945 at http://wfpl.org Judge Says USA Harvest Founder Competent for Trial Federal Judge: USA Harvest Founder Competent to Answer Charges http://wfpl.org/post/federal-judge-usa-harvest-founder-competent-answer-charges <p>A federal judge in Louisville has ruled that the founder of the food charity USA Harvest is competent to face charges that he used money from the organization for personal expenses.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lawyer for 63-year-old Hugh "Stan" Curtis on Thursday said he will appeal U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave </span>Whalin's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> decision. Attorney Scott Cox says Curtis is not in a condition to enter a plea to the charges.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:41:05 +0000 Associated Press 7565 at http://wfpl.org Federal Judge: USA Harvest Founder Competent to Answer Charges Another Delay Granted in Stan Curtis Court Case http://wfpl.org/post/another-delay-granted-stan-curtis-court-case <p></p><p>A federal judge in Louisville has ordered the founder of USA Harvest to return to court in May after addressing several physical health issues and undergoing a mental examination.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:00:29 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 4665 at http://wfpl.org Another Delay Granted in Stan Curtis Court Case USA Harvest Founder Due in Court This Week http://wfpl.org/post/usa-harvest-founder-due-court-week <p></p><p>After several delays, the founder of USA Harvest is scheduled to return to federal court this week to answer charges of misusing the charity’s funds.</p><p>Stan Curtis was expected to plead guilty last month, but his plea agreement was postponed because of questions about his competency.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;His lawyer said Curtis had been hospitalized for an infection and was still too frail to enter the plea.</p><p>Curtis is charged with mail fraud, money laundering and filing false tax returns.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 3626 at http://wfpl.org USA Harvest Founder Due in Court This Week USA Harvest Founder Stan Curtis' Plea Delayed Due to Competency Concerns http://wfpl.org/post/usa-harvest-founder-stan-curtis-plea-delayed-due-competency-concerns <p>A federal judge has delayed the expected guilty plea of the founder of USA Harvest because of questions about his competency to understand the proceedings.</p><p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin today rescheduled a change of plea hearing for 63-year-old Stan Curtis until Jan. 31.</p><p>Louisville attorney Scott Cox, who represents Curtis, said his client's health has declined in recent days and he appears unable to grasp the legal proceedings. Prosecutors did not object to the delay.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:20:21 +0000 Associated Press 3070 at http://wfpl.org USA Harvest Founder Stan Curtis' Plea Delayed Due to Competency Concerns Stan Curtis Court Appearance Delayed http://wfpl.org/post/stan-curtis-court-appearance-delayed <P>The founder of USA Harvest is now scheduled to appear in federal court on Nov. 28 to change his not guilty plea.<p> U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin ordered Stan Curtis to appear in court that day for arraignment and change of plea to charges that he took nearly $200,000 from the Louisville-based charity he founded.<p> Curtis is charged with money laundering, mail fraud and filing a false tax return. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:48:23 +0000 The Associated Press 2069 at http://wfpl.org Stan Curtis Court Appearance Delayed Stan Curtis Due In Federal Court This Week http://wfpl.org/post/stan-curtis-due-federal-court-week <P>A federal court appearance is scheduled this week in Louisville for Stan Curtis, the man who received worldwide acclaim for his efforts to provide food to the needy.<p> <P>Curtis is accused of stealing donations from one of his charitable organizations.<p> <P>A bill of information issued last month accuses the 63 year old Curtis of mail fraud, money laundering and filing a false income tax return.<p> <P>Authorities say Curtis stole more than $180,000 in donations intended for USA Harvest, the food distribution charity he founded along with Kentucky Harvest and Blessings in a Backpack, wh Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 2005 at http://wfpl.org Stan Curtis Due In Federal Court This Week USA Harvest Founder Stan Curtis Facing Federal Felony Charges http://wfpl.org/post/usa-harvest-founder-stan-curtis-facing-federal-felony-charges <P>The founder of Louisville-based USA Harvest is charged in federal court with mail fraud, money laundering and filing false income tax returns.<p> <P>Stan Curtis is accused of stealing more than $183,000 in donations he solicited for the charity, which collects and distributes food for the needy. He’s also charged with failing to report the money as income with the IRS, along with more than $370,000 in travel expenses he allegedly charged to USA Harvest.<p> <P>In a press release, the U.S. Attorney says the alleged crimes took place from late 2005 through 2008. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:56:38 +0000 Rick Howlett 1797 at http://wfpl.org USA Harvest Founder Stan Curtis Facing Federal Felony Charges