LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The federal case against USA Harvest founder Stan Curtis will now be moving forward.
We've learned that Curtis has been ruled mentally competent to move forward in his case, which has been delayed about one year.
A doctor hired by the U.S. Attorney's office evaluated Curtis in early September and ruled last week that he has now overcome his mental setbacks, but she did determine that Curtis is still in poor physical health. We reached Curtis' attorney Scott Cox. He confirmed the findings for us but also said he may hire a physician for an independent review before Curtis' next court appearance in October.
A series of setbacks have prevented him from entering a plea to the charges he stole money from USA Harvest and spent nearly $400,000 of its money on meals, entertainment and travel.