USA Harvest founder sent to Ohio prison
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The founder of a now-defunct charity that delivered food to the needy has been sent to a federal prison in Ohio.
The federal Bureau of Prisons assigned 65-year-old Hugh "Stan" Curtis of Louisville, Kentucky, to Elkton Federal Correctional Institute in Lisbon, Ohio. Curtis was sentenced earlier this year to 24 months in a federal prison for pocketing donations.
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 account and cashing and keeping donation checks totaling $18,734.
USA Harvest used volunteers to pick up surplus food from restaurants, hotels and other food suppliers and delivered it to missions, shelters and people in need.
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