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Louisville charity founder sentenced to prison

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The founder of a charity that delivered food to the needy has been sentenced to 24 months in a federal prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. sentenced 66-year-old Hugh "Stan" Curtis on Thursday in Louisville. Curtis will also serve a three-year period of supervised release and must pay $183,354 in restitution.

Curtis pleaded guilty in June to tax evasion, mail fraud and money laundering for diverting donations he solicited on behalf of the nonprofit USA Harvest. Curtis acknowledged depositing $164,620 into his personal account and cashing and keeping donation checks totaling $18,734.

Curtis also admitted that from 2005 through 2008, he failed to report to the IRS roughly $341,646 in personal income from donations made to USA Harvest.

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