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Illness delays federal hearing for charity founder

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Stan Curtis being wheeled out of the federal courthouse Stan Curtis being wheeled out of the federal courthouse

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An expected resolution to the federal case against the founder of USA Harvest did not happen today and the case will go into the New Year.

Hugh "Stan" Curtis, 63, was expected to take a plea deal during a court appearance today. Curtis arrived at the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse in a wheelchair. Scott Cox, the attorney for Curtis, said the health of his client had been improving until the last couple of days.

Federal Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin ruled that Curtis was too ill and not competent to take part in the court proceedings. Whalin moved today's court hearing to January 31.

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