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Judge increases restrictions on Paul Barth

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A federal judge's ruling now restricts where a former McMahan Fire Chief can spend his time before heading to federal prison.

Paul Barth cannot leave the Western part of the state or travel out of the country, unless his attorney files a motion and it's granted. He also has to report any transaction over $10,000.

He's now on a 100-thousand dollar bond, but is still a free man, until he reports to federal prison. The date is still being set.

Federal authorities say he embezzled and laundered over $300,000. Last month, a judge sentenced Barth to 41 months and ordered him to repay more than $198,000 to the Crusade for Children and the fire department.

Prosecutors says Barth had the money to repay what he stole from the Crusade, but didn't tell authorities about it and misled them. After his plea agreement, they found out Barth had sold his Florida condo for more than $470,000 in cash in September and then paid more than $266,000 in cash for a house in Louisville in October.

According to the judge's ruling, Barth must also hand over his passport to federal authorities. Barth's attorney says he did not mislead anyone.

Barth is also required to go to the clerk's office to sign the bond and meet with probation and parole by the close of business Wednesday.

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