Local News
9:58 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth Headed to Prison Today

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.

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.

Barth was sentenced to three years and five months and ordered to pay more than $198,000 in restitution. His bond conditions were made stricter after prosecutors learned he paid $266,500 cash for asecond Louisville home despite claiming he couldn't pay restitution.

The newspaper said records indicate another home owned by Barth was recently put under contract for sale.