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5:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Another Delay Granted in Stan Curtis Court Case

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.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin today set a May 29 court date for 63-year-old Stan Curtis.   Whalin said the two-month stretch before the next court date will allow Curtis to recover from two medical procedures and be examined by a psychiatrist to determine if he's competent to enter into a plea agreement on charges of using the charity to fund personal meals, travel and entertainment expenses.

Curtis has been in poor health since being charged in September.   His health problems have caused several delays in his court case.

USA Harvest uses volunteers to pick up surplus food from various suppliers and deliver it to missions, soup kitchens, shelters and people in need.

Prosecutors say Curtis took more than $183,000  from the charity and charged another $370,000  in travel expenses.