Federal prosecutors ask judge to make Paul Barth pay restitution to Crusade immediately

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by WHAS11

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 7:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to make former McMahan Fire Chief Paul Barth pay restitution to the Crusade for Children immediately, instead of after his house sells.

Barth was sentenced in November after pleading guilty to stealing money intended for the Crusade.

He returned to court on Wednesday signing a new $100,000 unsecured bond. That's after prosecutors say he didn't comply with the terms of his earlier plea agreement, after they discovered he sold a Florida condo then used the cash to buy a new house.

Prosecutors say they were unaware of the property transactions and would have made Barth pay restitution first, had they known the money was available.

Now, they're asking the judge to force Barth to pay nearly $200,000 by Dec. 19.

“I've looked over the plea agreement in detail. I’ve also looked over the information Mr. Barth provided to the probation department. And I cannot find anywhere in there where Mr. Barth violated any of the conditions of any of those documents. I’m waiting on the United States to show me where Mr. Barth violated that,” Thomas Clay, Barth’s Attorney, said.

New restrictions have been placed on Barth’s bond, restricting his travel and requiring him to report any transactions over $10,000.

A hearing has not been scheduled on the latest motion.

 

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