Mon January 28, 2013
USA Harvest Founder Due in Court This Week
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.
Stan Curtis was expected to plead guilty last month, but his plea agreement was postponed because of questions about his competency. His lawyer said Curtis had been hospitalized for an infection and was still too frail to enter the plea.
Curtis is charged with mail fraud, money laundering and filing false tax returns.
Prosecutors say he took more than $183,000 from the food distribution charity and charged another $370,000 in travel expenses.
Curtis founded the organization in 1989 as Kentucky Harvest of Louisville.
He’s due back in federal court Thursday afternoon.