Paul Barth

Local News
4:44 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Crusade, Fire Department To Get Barth Restitution Payment

Federal court officials in Louisville say the court will secure more than $130,000 this week in restitution owed by former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth.

Barth is serving a three year, five month prison sentence for defrauding the WHAS Crusade for Children and the department.

U.S. Attorney David Hale says the funds, from the sale of Barth’s former home in Jeffersontown, will be applied toward his ordered reimbursement of more than $198,000.

An additional $66,000 will be deposited with the court clerk and may be available for restitution.

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.

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4:35 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Barth Placed Under Stricter Bond Rules

A federal judge has placed tougher bond restrictions on former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth.

Barth was sentenced last month to 41 months in prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 intended for the Crusade for Children charity. He was given up to 60 days to report to prison.

The new bond restrictions were imposed after prosecutors learned that Barth failed to report recent real estate transactions, including the sale of a Florida condo, that would have affected his ability to make restitution prior to his sentencing.

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8:00 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Paul Barth Bond Hearing Set For This Week

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.

Prosecutors requested the hearing after Barth did not disclose two real estate transactions that could have impacted his ability to pay restitution.

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Local News
8:18 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

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.

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.

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4:04 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Former Fire Chief Gets 41 Month Prison Sentence In Crusade for Children Case

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.

Fifty-five year old Paul Barth pleaded guilty in June to mail fraud, money laundering and other charges.

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.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Former Fire Chief Pleads Guilty In Charity Theft Case

2010 file photo by Rick Howlett

The former chief of the McMahan Fire Department has admitted to taking some $200,000 collected for the Crusade for Children.

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.

He must also pay $190,000 in restitution to the crusade and more than $8,000 to the McMahan Fire District.

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