Kentucky Harvest http://wfpl.org en USA Harvest Founder Pleads Guilty to Taking Charity's Donations http://wfpl.org/post/usa-harvest-founder-pleads-guilty-taking-charitys-donations <p>The Louisville-based founder of USA Harvest has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, mail fraud and money laundering after admitting that he spent donations to the charity on himself. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, 65-year-old Stan Curtis will pay his original organization, Kentucky Harvest, more than $183,000 in restitution and faces prison time, probably about two years, when he's sentenced in September.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:56:46 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9478 at http://wfpl.org USA Harvest Founder Pleads Guilty to Taking Charity's Donations 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 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