Crusade for Children http://wfpl.org en Former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth Headed to Prison Today http://wfpl.org/post/former-mcmahan-fire-chief-paul-barth-headed-prison-today <p>Former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth, who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $200,000 from the Crusade for Children, has been ordered to prison weeks earlier than originally expected.</p><p>Barth's attorney, Thomas Clay, tells the Courier-Journal that Barth was notified about 10 days ago that he should report to the federal prison in Manchester, Ky., today. The prison assignment, which usually takes 45 to 60 days, took less than a month.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:58:21 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3065 at http://wfpl.org Former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth Headed to Prison Today Barth Placed Under Stricter Bond Rules http://wfpl.org/post/barth-placed-under-stricter-bond-rules A federal judge has placed tougher bond restrictions on former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth.<p> Barth was sentenced last month to 41 months in prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 intended for the Crusade for Children charity. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:35:29 +0000 Rick Howlett 2801 at http://wfpl.org Barth Placed Under Stricter Bond Rules Paul Barth Bond Hearing Set For This Week http://wfpl.org/post/paul-barth-bond-hearing-set-week <p>A hearing will be held this week in U.S. District Court on the bond conditions set for Paul Barth, the former McMahan Fire Chief who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $200,000 intended for the Crusade for Children charity.</p> <p>Prosecutors requested the hearing after Barth did not disclose two real estate transactions that could have impacted his ability to pay restitution.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 2745 at http://wfpl.org Paul Barth Bond Hearing Set For This Week Feds: Barth Misled Court About Financial Status http://wfpl.org/post/feds-barth-misled-court-about-financial-status The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisville says former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth failed to disclose two real estate transactions that would have affected his ability to pay back some $200,000 he embezzled from the Crusade for Children charity and the fire district.<p> At his sentencing hearing Monday , Barth said he was unable to make restitution until he sold his Louisville home. He was given until the close of business Wednesday to pay the money or sign an agreement under which the government would collect on the sale of the property.<p> But U.S. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:18:21 +0000 Rick Howlett 2615 at http://wfpl.org Feds: Barth Misled Court About Financial Status Former Fire Chief Gets 41 Month Prison Sentence In Crusade for Children Case http://wfpl.org/post/former-fire-chief-gets-41-month-prison-sentence-crusade-children-case <p>The former chief of the McMahan Fire Department has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 from the Crusade for Children charity and the fire district.</p><p>Fifty-five year old Paul Barth pleaded guilty in June to mail fraud, money laundering and other charges.</p><p>Prosecutors say Barth, who was also chairman of the Crusade’s board of directors, directed charity funds donated through the fire department to his personal bank account, with some of the money used for vacations and expenses related to his Corvette car collection.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:04:53 +0000 Rick Howlett 2564 at http://wfpl.org Former Fire Chief Gets 41 Month Prison Sentence In Crusade for Children Case Former Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Charity Theft Case http://wfpl.org/post/former-fire-chief-pleads-guilty-charity-theft-case <p>The former chief of the McMahan&nbsp;Fire Department has admitted to taking some $200,000 collected for the <a href="http://www.whascrusade.org/">Crusade&nbsp;for Children</a>.</p><p>Under a plea agreement announced today, Paul Barth faces a recommended sentence of three years and five months in prison for mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.</p><p>He must also pay $190,000 in restitution to the crusade and more than $8,000 to the McMahan Fire District.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:27:57 +0000 Rick Howlett 741 at http://wfpl.org Former Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Charity Theft Case